Corvette 2005-2008

Removal & Installation

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CAUTION
Before beginning this procedure, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section. Only a MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician should service the A/C system or its components.

  1. Recover the refrigerant from the A/C System.
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  3. Remove the A/C drive belt.
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  5. Remove the A/C compressor hose assembly from the A/C compressor.
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  7. Lower the front suspension crossmember.
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  9. Disconnect the A/C compressor electrical connector.
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  11. Remove the A/C compressor mounting bolts (1, 2, 4).
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  13. Remove the A/C compressor mounting nut 3.
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  15. Remove the A/C compressor from the vehicle.
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To install:

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Fig. Tighten the A/C compressor mounting bolts in sequence as shown

  1. Install the A/C compressor to the vehicle.
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  3. Finger tighten the A/C compressor bolts and nuts only, do not torque at this time.
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  5. Position the A/C compressor onto the A/C compressor bracket and install the A/C compressor mounting bolts (1, 2, 4).
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  7. Install the A/C compressor mounting nut 3.
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  9. Tighten the A/C compressor mounting bolts and nut in sequence as shown to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  11. Connect the A/C compressor electrical connector.
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  13. Raise and install the front suspension crossmember.
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  15. Install the compressor hose assembly to the A/C compressor.
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  17. Install the A/C drive belt.
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  19. Evacuate and recharge the A/C System.
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  21. Leak test the fittings of the A/C components.
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