2002 S-Type; 4.0L v8; Naturally Aspirated; VIN#M24354
Laying on my back in the driveway, I could not determine the routing - Can someone tell me, please ? I am hoping the connexion is not inside the dashboard re: dashboard removal. Say it ain’t so, Joe.
This AC pipe: It runs from the AC Compressor, underneath car to the passenger side (RH) fender-well; along the fender-well back towards the fire wall. Along the fender-well, it is wrapped in a foil insulation; and, is secured by a steel clamp to the fender-well. During the attempt to evacuate the system, a very audible hissing was heard from along fender-well. Given the general location of the hissing, I am suspecting leakage from this pipe. But, before I dig into it, I’d like to see how arduous a task.
Where does this AC pipe connect at the firewall side ? Can it be disconnected from the engine bay or, must the dashboard be removed ?
I have not cut away the foil insulation to see if there is a connector concealed by the foil.
From the Barratts’ catalogue, I cannot determine if the pipe is P/N XR822786 or P/N XR814089. To me, they both look like they connect to the AC Compressor; although the photo of P/N XR822786 does show foil insulation.
Any comments, advice, pointers to the R&R procedure would be gratefully appreciated.
Greater metro Chicago, Illinois; U.S.A.