CTS 2006-2007, CTS-V 2005-2007, DTS 2006-2007

Air Conditioning System Diagnosis

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NOTE
General Motors vehicles are now manufactured with fluorescent dye installed directly into the air conditioning (A/C) system.


NOTE
Prior to recovering or charging the refrigerant system, you must use an A/C refrigerant analyzer to identify gas samples taken directly from the refrigeration system or storage containers.

  1. Follow the instructions included with the refrigerant analyzer to obtain the sample for testing.
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  3. The analyzer will display one of the following :
    1. A green PASS Light Emitting Diode (LED) will light if the purity of the R-134, is better than 98% by weight.
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    3. A red FAIL LED will light if the purity of the gases does not meet the 98% purity standard.
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    5. A red FAIL LED and HYDROCARBON light will illuminate and a horn will sound if a hydrocarbon is detected above 5%. This will alert the user of potential hazards.
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  5. If contaminated refrigerant is detected, DO NOT recover the refrigerant into your recovery/recycling equipment.
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