2007 Jeep Compass

Removal & Installation

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CAUTION
Refer to the applicable warnings and cautions for this system before performing the following operation. Failure to follow the warnings and cautions may result in serious or fatal injury.


NOTE
Before removing the A/C condenser, note the location of each of the radiator/condenser air seals. These air seals are used to direct air through the A/C condenser and radiator. The air seals must be reinstalled in their proper locations in order for the A/C and engine cooling systems to perform as designed.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
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  5. Recover the refrigerant from the refrigerant system. Refer to Maintenance, Discharging The System.
    NOTE
    It is not necessary to remove the hood latch from the upper radiator support for A/C condenser service.

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  7. Remove the upper radiator support and position it out of the way.
    1. Rotate the 2 retaining clips (3) and remove the air cleaner snorkel (2) from the air cleaner box (1).

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      Fig. Remove the air cleaner assembly

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    3. Remove the fascia fasteners (1).
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    5. Remove the closure panel fasteners (2).
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    7. Remove the closure panel from the vehicle.

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      Fig. Remove the closure panel from the vehicle

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  9. Carefully push the radiator (1) slightly rearward to gain access to the A/C condenser (2).
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  11. Remove the nut (3) that secures the A/C discharge line (4) to the right side of the A/C condenser and remove and discard the O-ring seal and gasket.

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    Fig. Remove A/C discharge line from the A/C condenser

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  13. Install plugs in, or tape over the opened discharge line fitting and the condenser inlet port.
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  15. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    NOTE
    Reach up through the opening in the bottom of the front fascia located in the right front corner of the vehicle to gain access to the A/C liquid line.

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  17. Remove the nut (1) that secures the A/C liquid line (2) to the right side of the A/C condenser (3).
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  19. Disconnect the A/C liquid line from the A/C condenser and remove and discard the O-ring seal and gasket.
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  21. Install plugs in, or tape over the opened liquid line fitting and the condenser outlet port.

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    Fig. Disconnect the A/C liquid line from the A/C condenser

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  23. Remove the 2 bolts (3) that secure the lower condenser brackets to the radiator (5).
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  25. Lower the vehicle.
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  27. If equipped, disconnect the automatic transmission cooler lines (2) from the left side of the A/C condenser (1).
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  29. Carefully lift the A/C condenser straight up and disengage the 2 upper condenser brackets (4) from the radiator and remove the condenser from the engine compartment.

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    Fig. Lift the A/C condenser straight up and disengage the upper condenser brackets from the radiator

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To install:


WARNING
Be certain to adjust the refrigerant oil level when servicing the A/C refrigerant system. Failure to properly adjust the refrigerant oil level will prevent the A/C system from operating as designed and can cause serious A/C compressor damage.


NOTE
When replacing multiple A/C system components, refer to the Refrigerant Oil Capacities chart to determine how much oil should be added to the refrigerant system.


NOTE
If only the A/C condenser is being replaced, add 0.7 fluid ounce (20 milliliters) of refrigerant oil to the refrigerant system. Use only refrigerant oil of the type recommended for the A/C compressor in the vehicle.


NOTE
Replacement of the refrigerant line O-ring seals and gaskets is required anytime a refrigerant line is opened. Failure to replace the rubber O-ring seals and metal gaskets could result in a refrigerant system leak.

  1. Carefully lower the A/C condenser (1) straight down in front of the radiator (5) and engage the upper condenser brackets (4) to the radiator.
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  3. If equipped, connect the automatic transmission cooler lines (2) to the left side of the A/C condenser.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Install the 2 bolts (3) that secure the lower condenser brackets to the radiator. Tighten the bolts to 40 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
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  9. Remove the tape or plug from the liquid line fitting and the condenser outlet port.
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  11. Lubricate a new rubber O-ring seal with clean refrigerant oil and install it and a new gasket onto the liquid line fitting. Use only the specified O-ring as it is made of a special material for the R-134a system. Use only refrigerant oil of the type recommended for the A/C compressor in the vehicle.
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  13. Connect the A/C liquid line (2) to the A/C condenser (3) and install the retaining nut (1). Tighten the nut to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
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  15. Lower the vehicle.
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  17. Remove the tape or plug from the discharge line fitting and the condenser inlet port.
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  19. Lubricate a new rubber O-ring seal with clean refrigerant oil and install it and a new gasket onto the discharge line fitting. Use only the specified O-ring as it is made of a special material for the R- 134a system. Use only refrigerant oil of the type recommended for the A/C compressor in the vehicle.
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  21. Carefully push the radiator (1) slightly rearward to gain access to the A/C condenser (2).
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  23. Connect the A/C discharge line (4) to the A/C condenser and install the retaining nut (3). Tighten the nut to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
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  25. Reposition and install the upper radiator support.
    1. Slide the closure panel under the fascia aligning holes.
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    3. Tighten the fascia fasteners (1).
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    5. Insert the closure panel fasteners (2) and tighten.
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    7. Insert the air cleaner snorkel into the airbox opening. Rotate the 2 retaining clips (3) and fasten it into the closure panel ensuring a proper fit.
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  27. Connect the negative battery cable.
    WARNING
    Do NOT run the engine with a vacuum pump in operation or with a vacuum present within the A/C system. Failure to follow this caution will result in serious A/C compressor damage.

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  29. Evacuate the refrigerant system. Refer to Maintenance, Evacuating The System.
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  31. If the A/C condenser is being replaced, add 0.7 fluid ounce (20 milliliters) of refrigerant oil to the refrigerant system. When replacing multiple A/C system components, refer to the Refrigerant Oil Capacities chart to determine how much oil should be added to the refrigerant system. Use only refrigerant oil of the type recommended for the A/C compressor in the vehicle.
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  33. Charge the refrigerant system. Refer to Maintenance, Charging The System.

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    Fig. Refrigerant Oil Capacities Chart-5SE12 A/C compressor



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    Fig. Refrigerant Oil Capacities Chart-6SEU16 A/C compressor

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