Repair


#1

What should it cost to replace the A/C manifold hose on a 1996 Chev. Corsica with a 4L engine ?


#2

What’s an A/C manifold?

A “manifold” is a device that groups flowing fluids together and directs them accoringly or disperses flowing fluids to seperate paths. Like an “intake manifold” or an “exhaust manifold”. Modern plastic-tubed plumbing systems also use manifolds. They feed the water into one device that disperses it to the different locations. But I’ve never heard of an automotive A/C manifold.


#3

Some A/C hose setups are referred to as manifold hoses. This usually means the ones that have both a low and high side attachment fitting in one piece with attached hoses and (it varies) a drier, compressor noise muffler, and so on and so on.

As to price that will vary a lot based on the parts source, labor rates, locale, etc, etc.
Generally these types of hoses are fairly pricy and in some cases, real pricy.
I remember seeing one for a Corvette I think it was that was about 1100 dollars and that was just for the manifold hose, no labor, refrigerant, or anything else.


#4

Thanks OK4450. Once again, I’ve learned something from you. I am forever in your debt.