Just to confirm what broke, the high pressure line that has the block joint where then bolt holds the two together?
Please see the pictures below to confirm this is what we are dealing with.
If that is the case, then you are going to have to replace the line or if you can extract the bolt then you may be able to save it.
However, the likely process is going to be you have to pull the system down and recover all the Freon so you are not messing with this under pressure.
Here is a guide that will help with this:
If you are messing with this while it is pressurized, even a static system has about 90 PSI of pressure and if that bolt is not holding the lines together then all that is, is a rubber o-ring. If it lets go, you are going to get a line blown apart and Freon and oil all over including all over you.
This is not safe.
If it were me, I would rent the equipment from a local parts store, recover the system and repair the line. It is not the best but safer then doing it differently.
Please let us know if you have questions on this. Thanks
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Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 AT 7:42 PM