80 Celica, A/C discharge hose


#1

80 Celica, no a/c, leak in my discharge hose. Toyota dealer can’t get the hose (too old). I tried to repair with inner tube rubber, silicone, and hose clamps, no luck. Anyone know any tricks to repairing a hose like this? are there any places that will make new hoses using the old fittings? I can’t ride my rust bucket in style w/o a/c. It is a rubber hose with crimped on metal fittings at the ends, goes from the lower fitting on the compressor to in front of the radiator. any suggestions will be appreciated.


#2

Many reputable parts houses can make a hose up as needed.
Around here, NAPA and O’Reillys make up all sorts of A/C and hydraulic hoses.

Another possibility is buying a couple of hose ends to fit and some bulk A/C hose off the role and make your own.

Once the hose is repaired, and considering the system has been open, it would be a good idea to replace the drier also.

I would also point out that if the hose ruptured that this could have been caused by sheer old age or something else. The something else could be a stuck expansion valve, inoperative cooling fan on the radiator allowing the high side pressure to spike, etc.


#3

Oops, typo. Role - roll. :frowning: