REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
Be sure to consult the laws in your area before servicing the air conditioning system. In most areas, it is illegal to perform repairs involving refrigerant unless the work is done by a certified technician. Also, it is quite likely that you will not be able to purchase refrigerant without proof of certification.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Have the system discharged by a qualified professional mechanic using an approved recovery/recycling machine.
- Remove the compressor drive belt(s). Disconnect the compressor lead.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle, if necessary. Remove the refrigerant lines from the compressor and discard the gaskets. Cover the exposed ends of the lines to minimize contamination.
- Remove the compressor mounting nuts and bolts.
- Lift the compressor off of its mounting studs and remove from the engine compartment.
- Install the compressor, then tighten all mounting nuts and bolts.
- Coat the new gaskets with wax-free refrigerant oil and install. Connect the refrigerant lines to the compressor and tighten the bolts.
- Install the drive belt(s) and adjust to specification. Connect the electrical lead.
- Have the system evacuated and recharged by a qualified professional mechanic, utilizing the proper equipment.
- Connect the negative battery cable, then check the entire climate control system for proper operation and leaks.