1982-1983 LN7, ZEPHYR 1982-1987 LYNX 1982-1995 CONTINENTAL, COUGAR, GRAND MARQUIS, TOWN CAR 1983-1986 MARQUIS 1984-1992 MARK VII 1984-1994 TOPAZ 1986-1995 SABLE 1991-1995 TRACER 1993-1994 CAPRI 1993-1995 MARK VIII 1995 MYSTIQUE
1982-1995 BRONCO, F SUPER DUTY, F-150-350 SERIES, RANGER 1983-1990 BRONCO II 1986-1995 AEROSTAR 1988-1995 ECONOLINE 1991-1995 EXPLORER 1995 WINDSTAR
This TSB is being republished in its entirety to include the latest level tools and procedures available.
Some technicians may use small screwdrivers to remove O-rings from spring lock coupling fittings. This practice can and has resulted in scratches across the O-ring grooves in the fittings. Loss of refrigerant charge in the system may result.
It is recommended that a plastic toothpick, or equivalent tool, be used to remove O-rings. Refer to Figure 1. Do not use the metal O-Ring Tool (T71P-19703-C). Only plastic O-Ring Tool (F5VH-17B017-AA) is approved for O-ring removal.