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Old 08-12-2011, 12:46 AM   #1
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Question Procedure to R&R the A/C Accumulator Hose/Pipe

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Anyone have the "hows" to r&r the accumulator hose on my 99 Century Custom? The A/C Accumulator hose/pipe wore through at hose portion which has rubbed against the steering "tower" where it comes from the cabin floor to the rack and pinion main unit. The local dealer parts manager says he'* never seen this hose/pipe ordered for these year/series of Buicks in his career. I can't find anything anywhere about it and I cannot afford to have it done. It appears the entire ABS block has to be loosened/removed along with the air box and air cleaner plus the air tube to the intake. AND I don't know what else. It'* evident they didn't look toward ever having to replace this pipe/hose. Murphy'* Law, RIGHT? Any Help Out There Before My Beard Grows This Long? I AM this old but have short whiskers.
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Found the CD with all the parts and repair/replacement directions with drawings for all GM cars from 97 to 05 so I guess I'll pull out of the site since no-one seems interested in anwering questions about Centurys. Got the CD off ebay for about ten bucks and it has every car they made and every repair procedure they ever produced for those years. Amazed me it is that complete. See ya all round some other time I guess.

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Anyone have the "hows" to r&r the accumulator hose on my 99 Century Custom? The A/C Accumulator hose/pipe wore through at hose portion which has rubbed against the steering "tower" where it comes from the cabin floor to the rack and pinion main unit. The local dealer parts manager says he'* never seen this hose/pipe ordered for these year/series of Buicks in his career. I can't find anything anywhere about it and I cannot afford to have it done. It appears the entire ABS block has to be loosened/removed along with the air box and air cleaner plus the air tube to the intake. AND I don't know what else. It'* evident they didn't look toward ever having to replace this pipe/hose. Murphy'* Law, RIGHT? Any Help Out There Before My Beard Grows This Long? I AM this old but have short whiskers.
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You happened to find the couple days where a guy in the know wasn't around. Sometimes it takes us a min.

Sounds like you are talking about the hose that runs from the orifice tube area and or the firewall to the accumulator?

You can gain access by removing the two 15mm master cylinder nuts, then going into the wheel well for 3 10mm nuts that hold the abs bracket to the strut tower and maybe pulling the bolts for the cruise module. Then you are on limited movement flexible brake hoses. It does give you some room.

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You happened to find the couple days where a guy in the know wasn't around. Sometimes it takes us a min.

Sounds like you are talking about the hose that runs from the orifice tube area and or the firewall to the accumulator?

You can gain access by removing the two 15mm master cylinder nuts, then going into the wheel well for 3 10mm nuts that hold the abs bracket to the strut tower and maybe pulling the bolts for the cruise module. Then you are on limited movement flexible brake hoses. It does give you some room.

Thanks. The GM SI_DATA DVD software is not complete enough for a "shade-tree" to do things straight-out so your advice clears it up a bunch. Thanks. I'd misplaced the DVD and got a bit discouraged when I tried to figure out how to get enough room to pass the hose/pipe by, around and under all it has to pass to be installed. Got the DVD from ebay and was only like ten bucks or so and covers from 1980 through 2005 GM vehicles. Experience works. Snyone else that has a question on any of these year models, I suggest they check out ebay and search for "electronic service information" or something close to that. I ain't the seller or a rep, just like what ten bucks bought for me.
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