AEROQUIP® E-Z CLIP ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
Cut the Hose
Snap on the Cage
Cut the hose to proper length with an
Snap the cage into the groove on the nipple.The arms of the cage
appropriate cutting tool. Aeroquip's
should extend over the hose-covered length of nipple. When the cage
hand-held cutter (79R8920) has been
has been correctly installed in the cage groove, the cage will be able to
specially designed for cutting all non-
rotate in the groove.This step MUST be performed to ensure that:
wire reinforced hose. Be sure the cut is
1.The clips will be located over the O-Rings on the nipple.
made square to the hose length.
2.The connection will be compatible with the connection's pressure rating.
Slip Two Clips on the Hose
Slide two clips (be sure to use the
correct size) onto the cut end of the
hose.The orientation of the clips does
not affect the performance of the connecton. However, for ease of
assembly, both clips should be oriented in the same direction. NOTE:
Position the Clips
If you don't slide the clips over the hose at this time, you will have to
Slide the clips over the cage arms and into the channels on each arm
stretch the clips over the hose and fitting later.This may permantently
of the cage.
damage the clip.
Close the Clips
Oil the Nipple
Using the Connecting Tool (79R8920) to close the clips.The tool
Lubricate the nipple with a
should be positioned squarely on the clip connection points and
generous amount of the
should remain square as pressure is applied and the clip is closed.
refrigeration or A/C system's
This MUST be done to
lower the force of nipple
Insert the Nipple into the Hose
Insert the nipple into the hose.To ensure that the nipple is fully
inserted, check the gap between the cut end of the hose and the
shoulder of the nipple. Care should be taken to avoid kinking or other
damage to the hose during this step. NOTE: Be sure to wipe excess oil
from the nipple and hose.
The nose of the plier should be firmly seated under the assembly
bump and lock latch. If the pliers are not kept square as you close the
clip, the clasp may have an offset. Use the pliers to correct the clasp
NOTE: E-Z Clip components should not be reused.
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