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Hi guys, I just refilled A/C on my 2000 Taurus and I had found that low pressure valve is leaking. I can hear hissing sound and I'm positive valve is the reason why my A/C doesn't work just 2 days after refill. Is there any way to replace the valve or have something put on the valve to prevent leaking?

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Klikerko
 

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If you mean cycle switch on top of accumulator, you just unscrew it and screw new one. There is a valve in accumulator (similar to one in charging port), what should prevent freon leakage.
 

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Hi Alex, I need to change valve on charging connector. Looks like it's welded and cannot be replaced. I think I will have to find some creative way to prevent leaking.
 

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I just changed both mine. I ordered a tool off internet but not here for 4 weeks they say. So.........I put bolt in vice, took zipcut blade and made slice down middle of bolt, then drilled a hole in middle of bolt because spring goes down middle of tool.
I got both valves out, low side and high.
Could not find any tools to get job done, so made my own.
 

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I got it Roof, thanks... So it is possible to remove valve like that. I guess you used same tool to put new valve back in place? Where did you bought replacement valves?
 

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I had the same problem with my 1997 Taurus. The valve has a rubber ball so you can't just change the core. The whole valve can be easily taken off by a wrench. Ford part number for the valve is F3AZ19E762B.
 

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Thanks daxia,

For now I improvised something on the valve with peace of rubber tubing and hose clamps. That stopped leaking and AC is working for a week now. I will leave it as is until leaks again.
 
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