BMW X3 2005

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery lead.
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  5. Properly discharge the air conditioning system.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Underbody protection
     
    The accessory drive belts. Refer to Accessory Drive Belts removal and installation.
     
    Coolant expansion tank, disconnect plug connection and place coolant expansion tank to one side
     

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  9. Remove plug connection (1) and disconnect.
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  11. Remove bolts (2).
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  13. Detach refrigerant lines (3) in direction of arrow.
    NOTE
    Secure A/C compressor against falling out.



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    Fig. Removing refrigerant lines (3), bolts (2), and plug connection (1)

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  15. Remove bolts (1).
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  17. Feed out A/C compressor (2) in direction of arrow.

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    Fig. Removing A/C compressor (2)

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To install:

  1. Replace all O-rings and moisten them with refrigerant oil.
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  3. Install A/C compressor. Tighten mounting bolts.
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  5. Attach refrigerant lines. Tighten bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
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  7. Install or connect the following:

    Electrical connections to A/C compressor
     
    Coolant expansion tank
     
    The accessory drive belts
     
    Underbody protection
     
    Negative battery lead
     

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  9. Evacuate and fill A/C system.
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