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. Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/recycling/charging station.
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  5. Remove the bulkhead cover and front bumper.
    NOTE
    Have an assistant help when removing and installing the front bumper. Take care not to scratch the front bumper and the body. Put on gloves to protect hands.

    1. Remove the clips (A, B) by carefully pulling the front grille cover (C) up, then remove the cover by releasing the front edge of the cover from the grille (D). Take care not to scratch the body.
      NOTE
      To remove the clips, pry the inner clip up at the edge near the line (E) on its head.



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      Fig. Expanded view of bulkhead removal

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    3. Remove the front bumper side trim.
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    5. Remove the bolts (A) and the clips (B, C) securing the front bumper (D).
      NOTE
      To remove the clips, pry the inner clip up at the edge near the line (E) on its head.



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      Fig. Remove the bolts (A) and the clips (B, C) securing the front bumper (D)

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    7. Pull on the front bumper at the wheel arch areas to release it from the hooks on the side spacers.
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    9. With the help of an assistant, while pulling the wheel arch portion away from the side spacers (A), pull the front bumper to release the bumper from the hooks (B) on the center upper beam (C).

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      Fig. While pulling the wheel arch portion away from the side spacers (A), pull the front bumper to release the bumper from the hooks (B) on the center upper beam (C)

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    11. Remove the front bumper.
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    13. Remove the front bumper absorber (A) from the front bumper beam (B).

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      Fig. Remove the front bumper absorber (A) from the front bumper beam (B)

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  7. Remove the bolts, then disconnect the discharge hose (A) from the A/C condenser.

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    Fig. Remove the bolts, then disconnect the discharge hose (A) from the A/C condenser

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  9. Remove the bolt, then disconnect the receiver line from the A/C condenser.
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  11. Remove the bolts, the harness clip (A), and the radiator upper mount brackets (B).

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    Fig. Remove the bolts, the harness clip (A), and the radiator upper mount brackets (B)

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  13. Remove the bolts and the A/C condenser upper mount brackets.
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  15. Remove the hood latch.
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  17. Remove the A/C condenser (A) by lifting it up. Be careful not to damage the radiator and A/C condenser fins when removing the A/C condenser.

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    Fig. Remove the A/C condenser (A) by lifting it up. Be careful not to damage the radiator and A/C condenser fins when removing the A/C condenser

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To install:

  1. Install the A/C condenser in the reverse order of removal.
    1. If installing a new A/C condenser, add refrigerant oil (SP-10) in the amount that was removed with the condenser.
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    3. Replace the O-rings with new ones at each fitting. Apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil before installing them. Be sure to use the correct O-rings for HFC-134a (R-134a) to avoid leakage.
      NOTE
      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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  3. Install the front bumper and bulkhead cover.
    1. Make sure the front bumper engages the hooks (of both corner upper beams and side spacers) on each side securely.
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    3. If the clips are damaged or stress-whitened, replace them with new ones.
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    5. Push the clips and the hooks into place securely.
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  5. Install and adjust the hood latch.
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  7. Evacuate and charge the A/C system.
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  9. Check for leaks in the A/C system.
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