Chrysler Front Wheel Drive Cars 6-CYL 1988-1995 Repair Information

Expansion Valve

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Have the A/C system discharged by a qualified professional mechanic using an approved refrigerant recovery/recycling machine.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove the boot-type wire connector from the pressure cut-off switch.
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  7. Remove the attaching bolt at the center of the refrigerant plumbing sealing plate.
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  9. Pull the refrigerant line-sealing assembly away from the expansion valve and toward the front of the vehicle. Cover the exposed ends of the lines to minimize contamination.
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  11. Remove the screws that mount the expansion valve to the evaporator sealing plate.
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  13. Remove the valve and discard the gaskets.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Expansion valve and related components-except Premier and Monaco

To install:
  1. Transfer the low pressure cut-off switch to the new valve, if necessary.
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  3. Coat the new "figure 8'' aluminum gasket with wax-free refrigerant oil and install to the evaporator sealing plate.
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  5. Install the expansion valve and tighten the Torx® screws to 100 inch lbs. (11 Nm)
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  7. Lubricate the remaining aluminum gasket and install with the blower motor lead under the right side of the instrument panel.
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  9. Connect the refrigerant lines and sealing plate, and tighten to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
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  11. Attach the electrical leads and connect the negative battery cable.
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  13. Have the air conditioning system evacuated and recharged by a qualified professional mechanic, utilizing the proper equipment.
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