Chrysler Concorde/Intrepid/LHS/New Yorker/Vision 1993-1997

Expansion Valve

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the two bolts retaining the expansion valve and pull the valve out

  1. Take the vehicle to a certified A/C shop to have the system discharged properly.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. On vehicles with 3.5L engines, remove the air inlet tube and the air distribution duct.
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  7. Disconnect the A/C lines from the expansion valve. Cap the lines to minimize contamination.
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  9. Remove the two retaining bolts from the expansion valve.
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  11. Remove the expansion valve.
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  13. Remove the expansion valve gasket.
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To install:
  1. Using a NEW gasket, install the expansion valve. Coat all sealing surfaces with wax free refrigerant oil.
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  3. Install the expansion valve retaining bolts.
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  5. Connect the A/C lines to the expansion valve.
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  7. Install the air distribution duct and the air inlet tube, if removed.
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  9. Properly charge the A/C system.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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