Continental 2000-2002

Removal & Installation

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WARNING
If installing a new air conditioning compressor due to an internal failure of the old unit, you must carry out the following procedures to remove contamination from the air conditioning system.



If A/C flushing equipment is available, carry out flushing of the air conditioning system prior to installing a new air conditioning compressor.
 
If A/C flushing equipment is not available, carry out filtering of the air conditioning system after a new air conditioning compressor has been installed.
 
Install a new evaporator core orifice as directed by the A/C flushing or filtering procedure.
 
Install a new suction accumulator as directed by the A/C flushing or filtering procedure.
 


NOTE
Installation of a new suction accumulator is not required when repairing the air conditioning system except when there is physical evidence of system contamination from a failed A/C compressor or damage to the suction accumulator.

  1. Remove the radiator upper sight shield.
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  3. If flushing of the air conditioning system has not been performed, recover the refrigerant, as outlined in this section.
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  5. Remove the drive belt from the A/C clutch pulley.
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  7. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  9. Remove the radiator air deflector, as follows:
    1. Remove the pin-type retainers.
    2.  
    3. Remove the screws and remove the radiator air deflector.
    4.  

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  11. Disconnect the electrical connector from the A/C pressure transducer.
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  13. Loosen the bolt and remove the A/C manifold and tube.

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    Fig. Loosen the bolt and remove the A/C manifold and tube

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  15. Disconnect the electrical connector.
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  17. Remove the bolts and the A/C compressor.

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    Fig. A/C compressor mounting

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Observe the following tightening specifications:
    1. A/C compressor mounting bolts: 15-22 ft. lbs. (20-30 Nm).
    2.  
    3. A/C manifold and tube: 14-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm).
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  3. If filtering of the refrigerant system is not to be performed, lubricate the new A/C compressor with the correct amount of PAG Refrigerant Compressor Oil (R134a Systems) or equivalent.
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  5. Lubricate the new A/C manifold O-ring seals with PAG Refrigerant Compressor Oil (R134a Systems) or equivalent.
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  7. If filtering of the refrigerant system is not to be performed, evacuate, charge and leak test the refrigerant system, as outlined in this section.
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