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ToughOne or Factory Air Air Conditioning Accumulator with Hose

Part No. T55307 Warranty  

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Gaskets/O-Rings:Qty. 1 24650, Qty. 3 24670, Qty. 1 24220, Qty. 3 2
Inlet Fitting Size:3/4"
Inlet Fitting Type:Female Springlock
Outlet Fitting Size:5/8"
Outlet Fitting Type:Male Springlock
Overall Dimensions:8" LG x 3" OD
Switch/Service Port:12 mm

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ToughOne or Factory AirAir Conditioning Accumulator with Hose
 
3.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult to install (3)

    Best Uses

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      2.0

      Poor Imitation

      By Mattillac

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Mechanic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Quality Materials

      Cons

      • Built Improperly
      • Difficult To Install
      • Some O-rings Not Included

      Best Uses

      • Compressor Warranty
      • Inexpensive Repair

      Comments about ToughOne or Factory Air Air Conditioning Accumulator with Hose:

      While this suction accumulator is made from seemingly good quality components and looks good - it doesn't fit well.

      1. It was very difficult to engage the suction line with the evaporator as the pipe was tighter against the firewall than the factory part. I am concerned about a leak due to a skewed angle between the line on this part and the evaporator outlet. Extra care must be taken not to cut O-rings or score aluminum connectors.

      2. The inlet and outlet pipes on top of the accumulator canister are not welded in the same position as the factory part. The accumulator outlet (to compressor) was located right over the port for the cycling switch - it impeded the electrical connector and made it impossible to connect to the switch. I had to bend the line out of the way to clear the connector.

      As a side note - this part comes with new O-rings for the male fitting on the evaporator end. The compressor suction hose requires 3 new O-rings where it connects to this part THESE MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY!

      I purchased this item strictly to comply with the compressor warranty requirements. I really didn't need the item as the old compressor simply leaked; there was no internal failure. I wish I could have stuck with the Ford part.

      I cannot recommend this part unless the design is "tweaked" to fit more like the original equipment part.
      Bottom line: Check the fitment of this item BEFORE drilling a hole in or disposing of the old part.

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      5.0

      Well made part!!!

      By Mike

      from South Riding, VA

      About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Exact fit
      • Heavy duty
      • Perfect

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about ToughOne or Factory Air Air Conditioning Accumulator with Hose:

      This accumulator/dryer is a perfect fit for a 2005 Ford Taurus. It is a little confusing if you match the new one with the one on the car. It looks like that the suction(low) side fitting where you put the Freon in at is not in the right position. But, if you put the new dryer and hose to the car when you get to the firewall the hose needs to twist and bend to get to the fitting above the engine. Which puts the low side fitting in the right position.

      I put it as difficult to install because if you don't know how to use the connections to remove the old hoses that connect to the other parts then you will have a problem. Look at the description and it tell you what the connector is called and maybe you can research it from there.

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      2.0

      Less good luck than the other reviewer

      By chuck

      from College Station Texas

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Level 2

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving

          Comments about ToughOne or Factory Air Air Conditioning Accumulator with Hose:

          I purchased a T55307 (after getting a quote that specifically identified the correct part numbers) locally. I checked a major online seller and they listed both the T55307 and also a motorcraft YF2975. The factory air (aka four seasons) hose was listed as fitting 2002 to 2007 taurus and 2002 to 2005 sable. But the motor craft hose is only said to fit 2002-2005 taurus/sable. Also, the inlet valve on the motorcraft hose is slightly in a different place (and more importantly ANGLE).

          I should have realized that factory air/four seasons was attempting to make one hose fit multiple applications but did not at the time. I purchased the T55307 hose and when it came time to try to charge the AC, there was in sufficent clearance to connect to the inlet valve. It was basically too close to the firewall because the angle is slightly different than the one that was on there.

          I went to a different local parts store and purchased a murray accumulator hose assembly. It was identientical to the T55307. So, as the hose that was removed was not defective (we were told the manifold hose was where the leak existed), we basically removed the orings from the new hose and installed them on the hose that had been on there and was at least able to get it back together.

          I went back to the local advance store and explained the problem (along with a picture of the two hoses side-by-side) and they gave me a credit. While at the store when I was returning the part, the counter person went back to the stock room and identified another t55307 on the rack. When it was matched up with the one that had been pulled off, the angle of the inlet port was determined to be slightly different (and basically more closely matched the motorcraft part).

          So, it would appear in a period of time of about 1 month, the design has been changed. Its unfortunate that I had perform the instllation twice ($x2) before the problem was identified.

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          3.0

          You Must Replace This, Do Your Homework

          By Wildman

          from St. Petersburg, FL

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

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          Verified Buyer
          Level 3

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Install
            • Missing Oem Fender Mount

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about ToughOne or Factory Air Air Conditioning Accumulator with Hose:

            I installed this as part of a compresser replacement on a 2002 Taurus. If you aren't familiar with spring-lock fasteners, you will need to buy a set of removal tools ($11) and check the net for some instruction. The connector near the radiator is deceptively easy because you can get to it, but the other end at the firewall and evaporator coil is ridiculous. The new rubber on the hose assembly makes it stiff and difficult to allign the spring-lock with the flared end of the evaporator port, so plan on doing some two-fisted twisting and allignment until you can shove the hose straight into the port. You will get it eventually. Here's a tip: I think the plastic cap that came on this end of the accumulator hose has a plastic break-away ring that was intended to help you allign the spring-lock fitting and keep it partly open while you insert the hose. There were no instructions on how to do it, but it seemed to help allign the donut spring. Getting the hose straight and not letting the rubber section bind against the firewall is the key, and push until you feel the spring lock. Good luck.

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            • Q:

              my ford accumulater has a schader valve in it rightbefore evap,the image you show has not how do i charge the system after replacment
              Asked on 7/23/2012 by pop from laurelville,oh

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                Answered on 7/23/2012 by Steve from AAP
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