Caravan, Town & Country 2006-2007

System Service Equipment

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CAUTION
Eye protection must be worn when servicing an air conditioning refrigerant system. Turn off (rotate clockwise) all valves on the equipment being used before connecting to, or disconnecting from the refrigerant system. Failure to observe these warnings may result in personal injury or death.


CAUTION
Review all precautions in the front of this section before performing the following operation.

Manifold Gauge Set




WARNING
Never use an R-12 manifold gauge set on an R-134a system. The refrigerants are not compatible and system damage will result.

  1. A manifold gauge set may be needed with some recovery/recycling/charging equipment. This will prevent refrigerant from being released into the atmosphere.
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Manifold Gauge Set Connections


WARNING
Do not use an R-12 manifold gauge set on an R-134a system. The refrigerants are not compatible and system damage will result.

LOW PRESSURE GAUGE HOSE - The low pressure hose (Blue with Black stripe) attaches to the suction (low side) service port. This port is on the A/C suction line located near the A/C expansion valve at the rear of the engine compartment.

HIGH PRESSURE GAUGE HOSE - The high pressure hose (Red with Black stripe) attaches to the discharge (high side) service port. This port is on the liquid line fitting located at the top of the receiver/drier near the right strut tower.

RECOVERY, RECYCLING, EVACUATION AND CHARGING HOSE - The center manifold hose (Yellow, or White, with Black stripe) is used to recover, evacuate, and charge the refrigerant system. When the low or high pressure valves on the manifold gauge set are opened, the refrigerant in the system will escape through this hose.

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Fig. Typical manifold gauge set: high pressure gauge (1), valve (2), vacuum/refrigerant hose (3), high pressure hose (4), low pressure hose (5), valve (6) and low pressure gauge (7)

Recovery/Recycling Station



When servicing the A/C system, a R-134a refrigerant recovery/recycling/charging station that meets SAE standard J2210 must be used. Contact an automotive service equipment supplier for refrigerant recovery/recycling/charging equipment. Refer to the operating instructions supplied by the equipment manufacturer for proper care and use of this equipment.

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Fig. Typical A/C refrigerant recovery/recycling/charging station (1)

 
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