Is it absolutely necessary to use a special tube to pull the orifice tube out, or is this something I can tackle with a pair of needle-nose pliers?
Oh, yeah. If you open the system, which you must do to remove even the orifice tube, you have to go through the whole procedure. :icon_frown: I'm replacing the compressor and receiver/drier, and it's not a bad idea to do the orifice tube while you're at it.do you guys have to remove the line (is it the low or high line) to get access to the orifice tube?
i just replaced the entire High/Low lines (along with everything else). I would just like to know this for the future instead of replacing the lines again.
Also, by removing this part, does the system have to be bled and then re-vacuumed and then recharged? I would imagine so, but again, never just replaced this one part.[/b]