A/C expansion valve replacement

Tiny
GUZMANGT
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  • 2012 FORD MUSTANG
  • 5.0L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
What all needs to be done to replace it?
does the dash have to come out?
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Thursday, July 30th, 2020 AT 1:38 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

No, the dash doesn't need removed. You will be working under the hood.

Here are the directions. The attached pics correlate with the directions.

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2012 Ford Mustang V8-5.0L VIN F
Thermostatic Expansion Valve
Vehicle Heating and Air Conditioning Expansion Valve Service and Repair Removal and Replacement Thermostatic Expansion Valve
THERMOSTATIC EXPANSION VALVE
Thermostatic Expansion Valve

pic 1

All vehicles

1. Recover the refrigerant.

2. If equipped, remove the 4 nuts and the strut tower cross brace.

Pic 2

5.0L (4V) vehicles

3. Remove the engine appearance cover.

5.4L (4V) vehicles

4. Drain the engine coolant.

5. Disconnect the heater hose fittings at the rear of the RH cylinder head and position the heater hoses aside.

6. Remove the Exhaust Gas Re-circulation (EGR) system module tube..

All vehicles

7. Remove the Thermostatic Expansion Valve (TXV) fitting nut and disconnect the fitting.
- Discard the gasket seals.

- To install, tighten to 15 Nm (133 lb-in).

8. Remove the 2 TXV (Thermostatic Expansion Valve) bolts.
- To install, tighten to 7 Nm (62 lb-in).

9. Remove the TXV (Thermostatic Expansion Valve).
- Discard the gasket seals.

10. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
- Install new gasket seals.

- Add the correct amount of clean PAG oil to the refrigerant system. The Refrigerant Oil Adding procedure.

11. Evacuate, leak test and charge the refrigerant system.

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I hope that helps.

Take care,
Joe
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Thursday, July 30th, 2020 AT 1:57 PM
Tiny
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Hi, thanks I think that will help but I have other questions.
Could you call me or do they need to be answered on here?
It just they might be too much for me to type.
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Thursday, July 30th, 2020 AT 2:25 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

I'm sorry, but out policy is to do everything online. If you do decide to try it, I'll help as much as I can from here. Plus, the owner of the site is excellent with A/C, so we can always ask him for help if we need it.

The biggest part of this job is you need to evacuate the A/C system and then it will need recharged when done. I say the that is difficult simply because you likely don't have the equipment to do it. I will attach a link that shows how it's done. There are a few things that need removed, but it should't be too hard. However, I don't know what you are comfortable with.

Here is the link I mentioned. Take a look through it.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/re-charge-an-air-conditioner-system

Let me know if I can help in any way.

Take care,
Joe
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Thursday, July 30th, 2020 AT 7:18 PM

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