Universal A/C Repair Kit Tool Body by Dorman®. Set off by its innovative design, Dorman’s A/C Repair Tool is the one and only tool needed for pressing together and crimping different A/C line connectors. Quickly hone in on the area that needs repair without spending time, money or energy removing the entire assembly.
- Capable of pressing and crimping five different sizes of connectors: 3/8'', 5/16'', 5/8'', 3/4'', and 1/2''.
- Repairs can be completed on the vehicle for fast installation and reduction of expense
- Tough steel construction for long-lasting use
- Also available as part of Dorman’s A/C Line Repair Kit
Tool assembly. Assemble the tool by sliding the appropriate size jaws into the tool body. A) For correct installation (see chart above), install the jaws with the rubber gripping pads facing outward. B) To enhance tool life, add included lubrication to threads of tool.
Tool Preparation. Clean 3/4" minimum of tube ends with abrasive cleaning pad provided. To avoid longitudinal scratches in the tube, work with a rotational motion around the tube. Apply one drop of sealing compound (800-649) to the outside of each tube 1/4 inch from end. Fully insert the ends into the connector and rotate the connector a complete turn to evenly distribute the sealing compound.
Tool Operation. Install tool over connector and tubes. Connector ends must be positioned in counter bores of the jaws. The tool body can be held in a vise on the flats of the body or on either end with a 3/4" (19mm) wrench. Turn the clamping screw with a 9/16" (14mm) wrench, or air tool, while holding the body of the tool. Compress the fitting by turning the screw until both of the connector collars have bottomed on the center shoulder of the connector. For best results, rotate the tool or fitting 180° multiple times during the compression process (reference illustration 6). This will ensure even compression to the fitting. Please note the specialty combinations like the 90° fitting and threaded end connector may require more rotations than straight tubing. The rotation could be as frequent as rotating the tool or fitting 180° every rotation of the screw. Once misalignment is observed, stop and rotate tool or fitting before continuing compression. When the fitting is compressed, loosen the clamping screw and remove the tool from the completed fitting. Inspect for complete compression.
When you want to get OEM quality without the high dealer price, Dorman is the right choice for you. Today you can fix your vehicle properly and have money left in your pocket with a Dorman product. It will look, function, and fit just like the part from the dealer, so your vehicle will operate as it should or even better. The Dorman product is designed using state-of-the-art technologies to exactly replicate the OEM unit, then it is manufactured with modern tooling so that the end product looks and fits exactly as designed. The unit is made to the same dimensions as the OEM part with the same gauge material. Dorman is confident in the quality of their products, which is why the company covers them with a limited lifetime warranty against any defects in materials and workmanship. Easily restore the appearance and function of your vehicle with Dorman products.
Dorman Products, Inc. is well-known as a leader in providing quality auto parts to the aftermarket. They have earned their reputation for excellence from over three decades of experience in providing automotive replacement parts, fasteners and service line products primarily for the automotive aftermarket. Their prestigious position stems from a unique combination of application expertise, innovative product design, and breadth of product offerings, many of which are not conveniently or economically available elsewhere.