CR-V 2007-2008

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. If the A/C compressor is somewhat operable, run the engine at idle speed, and let the air conditioning work for a few minutes, then shut the engine off.
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  5. Record the anti-theft code for the radio and write down the frequencies for the radio's preset buttons.
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  7. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  9. Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/recycling/charging station.
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  11. Remove the radiator reservoir tank.
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  13. Remove the alternator.
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  15. Disconnect the A/C compressor clutch connector (A), remove the bolt and nut, then disconnect the suction line (B) and the discharge line (C) from the A/C compressor. Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.

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    Fig. Disconnect the A/C compressor clutch connector (A), remove the bolt and nut, then disconnect the suction line (B) and the discharge line (C) from the A/C compressor

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  17. Remove the mounting bolts and the A/C compressor.
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To install:

  1. Install the A/C compressor in the reverse order of removal.
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  3. If installing a new A/C compressor, calculate the amount of refrigerant oil that has been removed.
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  5. Replace the O-rings with new ones at each fitting and apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil on them before install. Be sure to use the correct O-rings for HFC-134a (R-134a) to avoid leakage.
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  7. Use refrigerant oil (KEIHIN SP-10) for HFC-134a KEIHIN spiral type A/C compressor only.
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  9. To avoid contamination, do not return the oil to the container once dispensed, and never mix it with other refrigerant oils.
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  11. Immediately after using the oil, reinstall the cap on the container, and seal it to avoid moisture absorption.
    WARNING
    Do not spill the refrigerant oil on the vehicle; it may damage the paint. If the refrigerant oil contacts the paint, wash it off immediately.

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  13. Charge the A/C system.
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  15. Perform the PCM idle learn procedure, as follows:
    1. Make sure all electrical items (A/C, audio, rear window defogger, lights, etc.) are off.
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    3. Reset the PCM with the HDS, or equivalent OBD-II compliant scan tool.
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    5. Turn the ignition switch ON (II) and wait 2 seconds.
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    7. Start the engine. Hold the engine speed at 3,000 RPM without load (in Park or neutral) until the radiator fan comes on, or until the engine coolant temperature reaches 194 °F (90 °C).
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    9. Let the engine idle about 5 minutes with the throttle fully closed.
      NOTE
      If the radiator fan comes on, do not include its running time in the 5 minutes.

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  17. Enter the anti-theft code for the radio, then enter the radio station presets.
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