Date registered: Jan 2007
Vehicle: 96 E320
Location: Bloomfield, NJ
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AC hose (compressor to condenser) part number
Starting a new thread since I left the AC system as was for a while after replacing the condenser and receiver-drier. I just took the car to a local mechanic to check the leak. He said it was the AC hose from compressor to condenser. He also said that he might not be able to get the part since the dealer (or whoever he went to) said that there's only one part in the country. I'm trying to research the part but my favorite site no longer works. Do you know the part number for this hose? I recall this high pressure hose being very difficult to take off the old condenser and put back on the new one. I'd like to take it off again and inspect the threads. If the condenser threads are ok, then I should be able to get away with just replacing the hose.
Overall, the mechanic quoted me over $900 to replace this hose, condenser and a recharge. That sounds kind of high to me and I think the threads on the condenser might be ok. He mentioned that the hose was over $200 by itself. The condenser was definately cheaper (I recall less than $90 from fcpeuro.com).