Where is the ac low side line on a 1995 Ford Contour?
Follow the larger hose from the a/c compressor Maybe near the drier at the passenger firewall
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I recharged the A/C on my 1995 Acheiva ( 3.1 liter V6 ) last month. The wrong service port is easy to find, just next to the hood latch on the "pinky sized" pipe with the sensor. I think the cap on that one is red, but pay attention to the diameter of the aluminum pipe. The correct diameter is fa…tter than this . The correct service port is underneath the car, not too far from the oil drain. You will need to elevate the front of the car and chock your tires for this, unless you have a lift or a pit to work in. Since an A/C check requires the engine to be running to get an accurate reading, get a buddy (a.k.a. a witness) in case things go sour. Now, crawl underneath your car and hunt for the service valve. Look for the aluminum pipe near the radiator. If memory serves, it is just behind the radiator, towards the center of the car, but slightly towards the passenger side. You are loking for a tee in the pipe. The valve points toward the ground, and it probably caked with engine crud. The valve cover unscrews, much like the one on the top side of the vehicle. Attach your meter, and follow the directions for testing. Recharge if necessary. More safety: If possible, get out from under the car when testing or refilling. An extra couple feet of hose could save your life. Always think, "If my jackstands buckled, or the car rolled, where is the best place to be?" "Under the oil pan" is not the correct answer. There are more comfortable places to be trapped. On a side note, mine turned out to have low refrigerant and a bad connection to the relay (passenger firewall relay bank, 2 green wires, 2 red wires), which added to the troubleshooting on mine. If your compressor isn't turning when your A/C is filled to the right pressure, then you may have an electrical issue. The schematics show at least four components which could electrically interrupt the compressor clutch. In Most cases it is the aluminum hose with the smaller size diameter. Located on the iside fender well. If your car has a 16V Quad 4 engine, then follow the two large freon hoses leading down to the A/C compressor. The Low Side Port is right beside the manifold block that bolts to the compressor. This way, General Motors has made it as difficult as possible to get a service hose connected to it. You will burn your hands and melt down from the heat coming off the radiator. I bought my last GM car back in 1982. It will be the last one I own as long as I live. I hate those poorly designed cars and the people who designed them. I feel no compassion for GMs financial troubles. I tried to tell them where they were going wrong 20 years ago but they would not listen. I have been driving BMW automobiles ever since. Never have I been more completely satisfied with a car. A/C is ALWAYS serviced on the LOW (suction/gas)side. The low side hose is ALWAYS the larger diameter hose. The high-side (liquid) hose will go INTO the firewall to the evaporator unit (possibly into a receiver-drier unit 1st). If the vehicle came OEM with 134 refrigerant, the snap-on connector on most charging kits will only connect to the low-side quick-couple fitting. Mark-Raleigh, NC (MORE)
The low pressure service port for the AC is located in front of the firewall on the passenger side just under and to the left of the passenger side windshield wiper motor. It has a green cap labeled "Evap Low Pressure Service Port. 1 PSI MAX." WRONG - don't do it Answer i think it is under the pla…stic cover on the fender Another Version Wow! There must be significant differences on the 2000 Focus vehicles! On my daughter's car I finally tracked down the low side service port which is mounted on top of the receiver-dryer. This device is well hidden, and I was only able to find it by tracing the plumbing -- no easy task in the engine compartment's crowded spaces. The good news is you don't even have to open the hood. You cannot get at the low-side port from the engine compartment on this vehicle. The receiver-dryer is mounted beneath the fender directly below the right front headlight bulb and about 6-inches in front of the right front tire. To get at it you have to remove the four fasteners holding the wheel splash guard -- the plastic shield that forms the "ceiling" for the wheel well. On this car there were three of those horrible plastic fasteners and a single steel screw holding the shield. The screw is located at the forward lower edge of the wheel opening on the fender. At the opposite lower edge (at the rear of the wheel opening) is a plastic fastener pointing upward. With the steering wheel cramped full to the left you can then see the other two plastic fasteners on the inside of the well and just to the rear of the center of the wheel. IF YOU REMOVE WHEEL IT'S LOTS EASIER. The heads on the three fasteners are Phillips slotted, but I had no success whatever getting any of them to unscrew. I finally pried them out using a fine-bladed screw driver and a pliers -- damaging them somewhat in the process. If you pry out the plastic screw the rest of the fastener comes out easily using your fingers. It turned out I was able to reuse all three of these fasteners to reassemble the splash shield. Once the shield is loose you can work it free (there is a slotted guide on the upper edge of the fender well) and the shield can then be lowered somewhat to the tire. With it in that position you can now move the forward section out of the way far enough to see the receiver-drier and the low-side service port. There is a protective plastic cap screwed onto the service port fitting. When reassembling the splash guard be sure to align the upper slot before replacing any of the fasteners. Another version I think the ""Evap Low Pressure Service Port. 1 PSI MAX."" is not the port to re-charge the AC. It does not fit the recharger I bought at the mart store. The 3rd answer I think is right. I removed the splash guard and there was a port with a black cap near a "cylender" type thing. I recharged my AC a bit (it was just at the low mark on the recharger I bought) and it works better now. Thanks for all the help guys! Ryan Another version Ha ha ha, I just charged my AC in my Ford Focus 2000 SE, 4 door sedan. It was located right in front of the front right wheel under the fender. Great now we can feel the breeze in the car. I didn't take off my tire. I jacked up little bit and squeezed my hand in between wheel splash guard and AC freezer bottle and took off the black cap. Rest was very simple. Thanks guys.Vanya (MORE)
First remove the neg batt cable. Then remove the wires from the starter, take out the bolts holding the starter and work it out amongst the exhaust. GoodluckJoe Yea, Right.... Wouldn't that be wonderful? . I suspect the first answer relates to a 4 cylinder Contour/Mystique! See "Related Qu…estions" below for more of the grisly details on a v6 DOHC starter (MORE)
Answer it is on the Lower right hand side in front of right front tire .LOOK . ford had changed a couple of parts containg to these ac parts . on certain parts so be prepared on certain years .. . It is by the accumulator dryer or shiny thing by the evaporator housing. Be sure to use the correct …freon. GoodluckJoe (MORE)
It is on the receiver dryer or shiny looking can at the right rear of the engine compartment. You need gauges to correctly add refrigerant.
It is on or at the receiver dryer or shimy can looking thing at the rear of the engine compartment. You need gauges and refrigerant recycling machines to properly service the a/c
The current manuals neither give a schematic or give the exact location of the fuse panel, but I think the owners manual that comes with the car will. Jcpsme
Answer . On the engine end of the upper rad hose. Make sure when you replace it the spring goes toward the engine..
It is in the fuel line, under the chassis, under the front drivers door (in a 2000) and has 2 little clamps holding the hoses and a ring clamp holding it to the chassis. It will take you only 5 minutes to change and costs about $10. It will leak a little gas at first (1 cup) so keep your head away. …A 12 year old can do this. On the 1999 models its located on the passenger side rear almost even with the tire. It's best if you find your fuel shut off first, located on the left wall under the dashboard in a 2000 SE. There's a square hole in the plastic cover; stick your finger in there and push down on the red button and crank the car. Let it idle until it dies. It may take a few minutes. Repeat three times. That will relieve the pressure in the fuel lines, and you won't have so much gas squirt out when you disconnect the filter. When you're done, turn the fuel back on (you have to manually raise the red button you pushed down before) and before turning the car over turn the key to the on position, then off, then on. That'll prime the pump and re-pressurize the fuel lines. (MORE)
The mirror needs to be removed from the inside of the car, the plastic molding that goes between the dash and the roof of the car needs to be removed, then you can remove the screws that hold it in, but if it is a power mirror, you will need to disconnect the wiring harness, the wiring harness shoul…d be nearby. (MORE)
Answer . \nthe low side is on the left after the condensor the high side is located near the battery
Answer . On my Focus it is inside the fender liner of the right front wheel.
Answer . \npassenger side of engine compartment. big round silver or blac colored can should have a blue colored cap to unscrew.
Why does the AC not turn cold after you installed one can of R134 and it reads in the Blue which shows full for a 1995 Ford Contour What can you do to get cold air again?
Answer . If the AC compressor is engaging it could be the heater control valve is stuck open. If the AC compressor is NOT engaging you probably have a problem with the controls, a sensor or the compressor.
Answer . The low pressure service port is on top of the accumulator (the bottle) located on the passenger side of the engine compartment. It is next to the wiper fluid fill bottle near the grille. It is the SMALLER of the A/C service ports. The high port is on the driver's side. It has a big valv…e on a smaller diameter line. If you are filling with 134A you MUST fill at the low port...the one on the accumulator (bottle). (MORE)
If your AC works and you can fell the metal lines with your hand, the high side is the line running to the radiator area of the truck first. It will be hot from the pressure. The cold line that is normally dripping with condensation is the low side at the fire wall, pasenger side.
Answer . It's up underneath the plastic inner fender liner, front passenger wheelwell.\n. \nI found it easiest to take the wheel off, and, remove enough of the plastic screws to pull the liner away from the port.
Answer . On top of the accumulator/drier (It's the cylinder on the passenger side. of the engine not too far from your heater fan) It has a plastic. cap covering the valve.
Answer . There should be a label under the hood. High >200 or 2.5x outside air temp at 1500rpm. Low
I found it on TOP of the compressor backside of engine near firewall there is a black pipe in the way but the port IS there.it kind of hard to see it and my cap was on REALLY snug I almost gave up and clik it started turning so dont give up too soon.
01 Ford Expedition Low Side Service Port . The low side service port is located on the receiver-drier or accumulator cannister that is mounted on the right side (passenger side), back of the engine compartment and near the fire wall. If you look behind the battery (firewall, not fender) and under… the block of wires on the the L-shaped metal bracket mounted on the firewall, that is where you will find it (should have a grey or black cap). Good Luck! (MORE)
The transmission plug on a 1995 Ford Contour is located on the sideof the pan. It allows for fluid to be quickly drained duringmaintenance.
Facing the firewall, its on the left side halfway down the firewall. It has a blue cap.
The low and high side ports cannot be mixed up as the connectors for each are different. http://youtube.com/watch?v=Q__Jkv9BWu8
I am not sure about an 89, but on my 93 E350 it is located on a pipe that runs from the compressor, up over the engine to the passenger side. The funny part is the valve "T's" off the pipe towards the side rather than the front(which would make it easier to access. Anyways just follow the pipe with …your hand and you'll probably run right into the valve, in my case it wasn't very apparent just looking for it. It is attached to the a/c dryer on the passenger side front fender well. (MORE)
R12 Low Side 7/16 in. threaded Ã ---------- Ã R134 Low Side 13mm Quick-disconnect . R12 High Side 3/8 in. threaded Ã ---------- Ã R134A High Side 16mm Quick-disconnect
The high side of an a/c is as follows:. The compressor ,the capillary( the capillary is a very narrow tube with an inside diameter about the size of a pencil point. )The cap tube is factory sweated to the return line from the evaporator to cool it down. As soon as this cap tube reaches the coil of …the evaporator, the tube is much larger in diameter. This causes the freon to expand and it changes from a gas to a liquid. It is very cold and starts to attract warmth from the room. You will notice a small frost line which will rapidly melt because the freon used in an a/c boils at a lower temperature than the freon in a refrigerator. This sweating will continue to cover more of the evaporator, which is the low side because the pressure drops. When it reaches the evaporator, as the freon leaves the evaporator, it enters the suction line. It then goes back to the compressor where it is pressurized back through the cap tube again. This cycle is repeated again and again. So on the high side,, you have the compressor and the capillary tube and on the low side the evaporator and the suction line. It sounds complicated, but is really a very simple continuous cycle at a very fast speed. (MORE)
when you buy the dispenser it will only fit the port next to the fire wall. high side is too large to fit.
The Low side line attaches to the compressor on the driver side of compressor. The charging port faced forward. The high pressure port faces up.
How to Recharge Your Car's Air Conditioner . By Larry Carley c2007 . LOW REFRIGERANT . If your air conditioner is not cooling well because the system is low on refrigerant, recharging the system with refrigerant should restore normal operation. This can usually be done with a few cans of refrig…erant and a simple service hose connection.. RECHARGING PRECAUTIONS . First, wear safety glasses to protect your eyes. Also avoid skin contact with refrigerant. The chilling effect of spilled refrigerant can cause instant frostbite on bare skin or eyes!. WHAT TYPE OF REFRIGERANT? . Next, you need to figure out what type of refrigerant your vehicle requires: On 1995 and newer passenger cars and light trucks, the correct refrigerant is R134a. DO NOT use any other type of refrigerant. On most 1994 and older passenger cars and light trucks, the original refrigerant was R12. R12 is no longer available to do-it-yourselfers and is very expensive. When older vehicles with R12 A/C systems need refrigerant, they can be refilled with recycled R12 from other older cars (this requires taking your car to a repair shop for professional service), or with some alternative refrigerant other than R12, or with R134a (which requires certain modifications).. CAUTION: Mixing different types of refrigerants is NOT recommended. Use the same type of refrigerant that is already in the system unless you are converting an older R12 system to R134a or another refrigerant.. WARNING: Flammable refrigerants are illegal. DO NOT use any type of flammable refrigerant (propane, butane or flammable hydrocarbons).. Click here for more information about retrofitting older vehicles with R12 A/C systems to R134a.. LOCATE THE SERVICE FITTINGS . Next, you need to locate the service fittings on the A/C system. There are two: a LOW side fitting and a HIGH side fitting. The LOW side fitting is usually located on the suction hose or line that goes from the accumulator to the compressor. The HIGH side fitting is located on the line that goes from the compressor to the condenser.. R12 Low Side 7/16 in. threaded Ã ---------- Ã R134 Low Side 13mm Quick-disconnect . R12 High Side 3/8 in. threaded Ã ---------- Ã R134A High Side 16mm Quick-disconnect . On older R12 systems, the LOW and HIGH pressure service fittings are screw-type Schrader valves. On newer R134a systems, the LOW and HIGH side service fittings are quick-connect style fittings. The LOW pressure fitting is SMALLER than the HIGH pressure fitting.. RECHARGE PROCEDURE . 1. Connect the recharge service hose and valve to a can of refrigerant. 2. Turn the valve on the service hose to puncture the top of the can. 3. SLOWLY turn the valve back out to release a small amount of refrigerant into the hose. This will blow air out of the hose (which you do not want in your A/C system). 4. Close the valve so no more refrigerant escapes, then quickly connect the other end of the service hose to the LOW pressure service fitting on the A/C system. CAUTION: DO NOT connect a can of refrigerant to the HIGH side service fitting. The operating pressure inside the A/C system when it is running may exceed the burst strength of the can, causing the can to explode! This should be impossible to do because the service hose for recharging the A/C system will only fit the smaller LOW pressure service fitting. Even so, you should be aware of the danger. 5. Hold the can UPRIGHT so no refrigerant liquid enters the service hose. You only want VAPOR to be pulled into the A/C system (the compressor may be damaged if it sucks in a big dose of liquid!). 6. OPTIONAL BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: You should use a gauge to monitor the recharging process. Though not absolutely necessary, a gauge will help you recharge your A/C system more accurately, and reduce the chance of undercharging or overcharging (either of which will reduce cooling performance). A high pressure A/C gauge can be connected to the HIGH pressure service fitting, or a low pressure A/C gauge to the LOW pressure service fitting, or gauges can be attached to both fittings (that is what professional technicians do). NOTE: Some DIY recharging kits include a low pressure gauge on the service hose or on a trigger-grip style can dispenser. 7. Start the engine and turn the A/C on MAX/HIGH. 8. NOTE: The compressor may not engage if the system is too low on refrigerant. The low pressure cutout switch will prevent the compressor from running if the system is too low on refrigerant (this is done to protect the compressor from damage due to a lack of proper lubrication). The compressor must be running to suck refrigerant through the service hose into the system. So if it is not engaging when you turn the A/C on, you may have to supply battery voltage directly to the compressor clutch using a fused jumper wire. Look for a single wire connector near the front of the compressor, unplug it and hook up a jumper wire to the battery POSITIVE terminal. This should cause the clutch to engage and the compressor to run. 9. OPEN the valve on the service hose so refrigerant vapor will flow from the can into the A/C system. It may take up to 10 minutes or more per can to suck all of the refrigerant out of the can into the A/C system. Feel the air coming out of the ducts inside the vehicle. It should be getting colder. 10. If you are using a high or low pressure gauge (or both) to monitor recharging, look at the gauge(s). LOW pressure gauge: When the reading is between 25 and 40 psi with the A/C running, STOP. The system is fully charged and should be cooling normally. DO NOT add any more refrigerant. If the gauge is over 50 psi, you have overcharged the system with too much refrigerant. High pressure gauge: When the reading gets up around 200 to 225 psi (R12), or 225 to 250 psi (R134a), STOP. The system is fully charged and should be cooling normally. DO NOT add any more refrigerant. NOTE: The high and low pressure readings will vary depending on the system and ambient temperatures (higher temperatures cause higher system pressure readings). Refer to the vehicle manufacturer specifications for normal system operating pressures, and the total refrigerant capacity of the system. Most newer passenger car A/C systems do not hold much refrigerant (only 14 to 28 oz.), so you don't want to add too much if the system is low. One can of R134a typically holds 12 oz. of refrigerant. 11. If the system needs more refrigerant after adding one can, you can add a second can. CLOSE the valve on the service hose, then disconnect the hose from the empty can, screw a new can onto the service hose valve, turn the valve to puncture the new can, then turn the valve all the way back out again so refrigerant can flow through the hose into the A/C system. When you have finished, turn the engine off. CLOSE the valve on the can of refrigerant before disconnecting the service hose from the LOW pressure fitting (in case there is any refrigerant left in the can). Don't vent any leftover refrigerant from the can. Leave the service hose attached to the can with the valve closed so you can save the refrigerant for a future recharge. Remember to replace the plastic caps over the service fittings, and remove the jumper wire from the compressor if you had to jump it to make it run.. IF THE A/C SYSTEM STOPS BLOWING COLD AIR AFTER A FEW DAYS, WEEKS OR MONTHS . If your A/C stops blowing cold air several days, weeks or months after you recharged it, it means the system has a leak and the refrigerant is escaping. You should add some leak detection dye to the system to find the leak. The leak should then be repaired before the system is recharged again; otherwise you are just wasting your time recharging the system over and over again.. http://www.aa1car.com/library/ac_recharging.htm (MORE)
I have been told by a mechanic that the gas tank has to be dropped to replace the passengers side brake line. I am currently looking to see what all is involved to do it
Can't say from experience but they're generally up from near your condenser or near the firewall. If all else fails, find your AC compressor and trace your lines backwards.
The low side ac port should be on the side of the passenger side ofthe firewall. It is mounted under the battery harness.
Simply ,the bigger of the 2 going into the out side/inside unit,and if running in summer,cold and sweating.
You should be able to either take it off the accumulator or directly off the a/c compressor..
Its on the accumulator/drier. You can find a drawing of this on the link below. Just follow the "Find Your Car's Low Side Port" icon.
Sorry to say I have a 95 ford contour as well. 1995 was the year they switched from the bad stuff r-12 to slightly less bad stuff 134a. If your sticker is still on the unit it'll tell you which type it is, if the sticker is off... well you should take it to an A/C repair shop and have them tell you.… (My sticker was off and I had r-12) (MORE)
Its on the accumulator (passenger side near the firewall). You can get a drawing of this at the link below. Click on the Find your cars low side port, follow the steps and it will show you the ac system.
Low side pressure is normally 28-38 high side pressure is typically 100 + outside temperature
Behind the right front wheel, turn wheels to the right. That's where I was told it is.
Open your hood (Duh!) look to the left and you'll find 2 chrome tubes (chrome, silver, metal, w.e) the low pressure valve will accept the can of freeon's recharge valve, where as the high will not (thank God) and that's pretty much it. Look by your air filter for the 2 tubes going into the fire wall… and follow them til you find the plug (MORE)
It is on the receiver dryer or shiny looking can at the right rear of the engine compartment. You need gauges to correctly add refrigerant.
Open up your hood, look at the front right side of the engine compartment and look for the upper radiator hose, it is black about 1.5 inch - 2.5 inch in diameter and very hot to the touch if the engine is or was running. So I would suggest you looked at it with a cool engine. Follow this host till i…t meets up with the engine, usually an elbow, or a 45* pipe.. where the pipe attaches to the engine usually 3 bolts, sometimes I have seen 2 bolts as well, the thermostat is in between the pipe and the engine. Please do not try to access this with a hot engine!! Spilt Antifreeze will kill dogs and cats!! It tastes sweet to them and they will die. (MORE)
Just look for small silver pipes, they'll have 2 little black plastic caps on them, it's perfectly safe to take them off; the smaller port under the cap is the low, the larger one is the high. You usually find the low port somewhere more towards the windshield.
That's affected by ambient air temperature and humidity level, as well as refrigerant type (although it's already known that yours will be an R-134a system).
Its on the Receiver Drier/Accumulator. I found a drawing of it on the site listed below.
Look for a blue plastic cap on one of the lines. That's low-the other should be color-coded red.
It depends on which engine you have. For the 2.5 V6, the low side port that is used for charging with refrigerant and oil is located on the driver's side of the engine compartment, next to the battery. If you have the 2.0 four-cylinder, it'll be on the passenger's side. It should have a blue plastic… cap on it. Why are you wanting to charge the system? If you have a leak, it should be fixed. The proper way to recharge the system is with gauges to read both the high and low sides, so you can see what the system is doing as you add refrigerant. If you're not completely familiar with the process, take the car to a good shop for a proper checkout and service. (MORE)
From the metering device outlet to the compressor inlet, just like every other automotive AC system.
The low side runs from the metering device outlet to the compressor inlet. Find your AC compressor. There'll be a small line connected to it, and a large line. Start following the large line. At some point, you'll come across the low side schrader valve. And there you have it.