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Old 03-12-2007, 01:37 AM   #1
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this is a 02 wrx with sti intercooler. my question is anyone have experience fixing this. I mean is just replacing the ac line sufficient. I heard from a coworker that the accumulator/drier needs to be replaced too because theres moisture in the system.
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Old 03-12-2007, 06:35 AM   #2
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Your coworker = moron.

I've been there, done that. A new LP line is $180, start shopping for Subaru Bucks here for extra savings. GET the STI LP line. It's way better and won't even come close to your intercooler. Then take it to an AC shop or a big dealer with a serious AC machine. They will hook it up, vacuum the AC system for 15 minutes to boil out any moisture, leak/pressure check, and refill. All this is done in 30-45 minutes and costs around $120 depending on your area. Install of the line takes 15 minutes and it is held in with 3 bolts. Kid simple swap and anyone is totally capable of doing it. You need like 2 wrenches/sockets and some silicone lube for the O-rings...that's it.

You cannot repair the old line via welding....no shop in my area would touch it.

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Old 03-12-2007, 06:45 AM   #3
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this is a 02 wrx with sti intercooler. my question is anyone have experience fixing this. I mean is just replacing the ac line sufficient. I heard from a coworker that the accumulator/drier needs to be replaced too because theres moisture in the system.
its a fairly common occurance. The majority of folks just bend the A/C line away. Una is right though. Order the part through Napa or the stealership and let a shop replace it. Quick and painless
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Old 03-12-2007, 11:41 AM   #4
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On the other hand.... If this is the right part it will set you back $13.
Accum/Drier
Has it been open to air for a long time? How big a hole?
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was it touching when you installed the intercooler? I am installing a bigger one in my car and it doesn't touch when installed, however there is probably around 1cm or less of room between the line and the IC, I put some radiator hose on it but it with that it touches the ic, and I tried bending it out of the way but it won't "bend" (keeps coming back as if it wasn't pushed hard) enough
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:38 PM   #6
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Your coworker = moron.

I've been there, done that. A new LP line is $180, start shopping for Subaru Bucks here for extra savings. GET the STI LP line. It's way better and won't even come close to your intercooler. Then take it to an AC shop or a big dealer with a serious AC machine. They will hook it up, vacuum the AC system for 15 minutes to boil out any moisture, leak/pressure check, and refill. All this is done in 30-45 minutes and costs around $120 depending on your area. Install of the line takes 15 minutes and it is held in with 3 bolts. Kid simple swap and anyone is totally capable of doing it. You need like 2 wrenches/sockets and some silicone lube for the O-rings...that's it.

You cannot repair the old line via welding....no shop in my area would touch it.

Sorry for your problems, but it can be fixed...I'm living proof.
thats what i like to hear . i actually work at a dealership so i have access to an a/c machine. just wasnt sure if just replacing the line is enough. thanks

and to answer ptirmal's question. A subaru dealer installed the IC. i should have checked it but didnt. there was basically no clearance from the line to the IC
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oh btw. so the sti a/c line fits the 02 wrx? and it doesnt requir any bending right?
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All WRX/STI lines can be swapped willy nilly. The STI one is odd though as it has some dumb ass "block" welded right where it connects to your firewall. It may look like it will get in the way of the hook/clamp that bolts it to the firewall, but it won't. No bending needed and if there is in your unique situation, you'll see that there is a big, long rubber section in the STI one that is not in your line, so you can bend the Louis Alfredo DeJesus out of that STI line, unlike your rigid-ass WRX one.
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