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Repairing or replacing auto A/C hoses? Easily replace any hose section without replacing the complete hose assembly! :
One of the most common areas for auto A/C systems to leak is at hoses. There are three different hose sections on each auto A/C system, and they usually include a rubber hose section that is crimped onto a fitting or tube end. It is very common to develop leaks at the hose crimp. Now you don't have to replace the entire hose assembly to repair a leak.
Repair any section of an auto A/C hose is easy:
Auto A/C hose assemblies can be very costly to replace. They usually include lon sections of tube that are routed to fit around other obstacles under the hood. The problem is that in most cases, it's just the hose that is leaking... and there is no reason to have to replace the entire hose assembly.

One of the most common areas for auto A/C systems to leak is at the rubber hose section, and usually right at the crimp. Why? Because crimping the hose can cause the internal hose braid to be crushed or broken to the point where it will not withstand the pressures for long periods of time. So why not just replace the section of hose that's leaking?

Using the unique Crimpmate™ 3 step A/C hose repair kit, you can easily replace just the leaking section of hose without having to replace the entire hose or line assembly. This information will provide you all the details of how to complete the repair and make a professional OE style hose in a few minutes. All without having to replace the entire hose assembly.

Note that in order to complete the A/C hose repairs, you will have to know the size of A/C hose required (or the fitting size). You can easily determine the right size of A/C hose by measing the fitting or tube section as close to the A/C hose as possible. We've also provided the complete details on how to measure the A/C fitting and understand the 'nominal' sizes (like #6, #8, #10 and #12 Hose) by reviewing exact sizes of the .

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The 3 Step Hose Repair System:
This unique A/C Hose repair process allows you to repair any auto A/C hose assembly by just replacing the section of hose that's leaking. In short, you cut the existing hose crimp off, install a replacement ferrule and hose and then crimp it! It's just that easy.

The information below provides all the details of the three steps with illustrations to explain and help you do the job correctly.

Step 1 - Remove the original hose crimp:
With your system charge recovered and the hose assembly off the vehicle, start by cutting the original hose ferrule (or crimp). In most cases, you will have to make at least 2 cuts in order to remove the original ferrule.

Auto A/C Hose repair - Complete details how to repair and crimp any auto A/C hose on the road!

You can complete these cuts using a hack saw or, if you have, a cutting tool. Use caution not to damage the tube under the hose or the 'beads' that hold the ferrule into position. When the cuts are complete, simply remove the old hose ferrule and hose section.

Step 2 - Install replacement ferrule and retainer clip:
With the old ferrule and hose removed, determine the proper size retainer clip needed to fit between the beads that used to hold the ferrule. Select the proper clip from the 9 different assorted clips included in the hose repair kit.

Auto A/C Hose repair - Complete details how to repair and crimp any auto A/C hose on the road!

Once you've selected the proper retainer clip, be sure to install the replacement ferrule first! Notice that the replacement ferrule has a larger hole than the original one. That allows it to slide over the beads (that usually hold the ferrule). With the retainer clip installed, the hose ferrule is held in position the same way the original one was held by the two beads.

Step 3 - Install hose and crimp:
With the replacement hose ferrule and retainer clip in place, you're ready to install the new hose section. Simply slip the new hose onto the fitting (tube) section, and slide the new ferrule over the hose. You're ready to crimp!

Auto A/C Hose repair - Complete details how to repair and crimp any auto A/C hose on the road!

Be sure the tube section is clean and free of any roughness (that may occur when cutting the original ferrule). With barrier hose, the hose should just slide over the original fitting. Be sure to push the hose all the way up the fitting so that it contacts the beads where the retainer clip is positioned.

You're done! :
With the hose installed and the new ferrule over top of the new hose, you're ready finished and ready to crimp. Once crimped, the repaired A/C hose will have the identical fit, look and function as the original hose. For leak free crimping, consider the Crimpmate 4-in-1 design A/C hose crimper that's economical and easy to use.

Auto A/C Hose repair - Complete details how to repair and crimp any auto A/C hose on the road!

Once crimped, the repaired A/C Hose with replacement ferrule looks just like the original A/C hose. When crimping, be sure that you maintain the position of the hose so that is installed 'all the way' up to the beads on the tube. The repaired hose should be leak free and ready for years of trouble free service.


An Actual Step 3 A/C Hose Repair:
Here's a series of photos of an actual A/C hose repair completed with the Crimpmate 3 Step hose repair system.  You will be able to see just how easy it is to repair any A/C hose and get professional O.E. style results all the time!
Cut the original hose ferrule as shown in this photo so that you can remove the existing A/C hose Cut the original hose crimp to remove it from the hose. It helps to secure the tube section in a bench vice. In this photo, you can see that we made two cuts, being careful not to cut through the hose or damage the beads that hold the original hose ferrule.
Here's a look at the A/C fitting with the A/C hose ferrule cut and the hose removed. It's getting ready to crimp! The original A/C hose is removed and the original ferrule can be pulled from the beads that held it in place on the fitting. Be sure not to damage the original tube section when cutting. That could upset the sealing surfaces and create a leak at your new hose crimp.
We've removed the original hose ferrule and installed the new Crimpmate A/C Hose ferrule and retaining clip. You can see that we have installed the new ferrule first, and then positioned the proper retainer clip into the groove (between the two bead) that originally held the ferrule. We're ready to install the hose!
Now with the new A/C hose installed under the ferrule and pushed up on the fitting, we're ready to crimp the hose in place! With the hose installed and pushed right up to the beads (where the retainer clip was installed) we simply slide the new ferrule on top of the hose. We're ready to complete the job by simply crimping the new ferrule and hose connection. That will give us a leak free repair with the same look and feel as the O.E. hose. All without having th replace the entire hose assembly.
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