- Recover the refrigerant.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove the accessory drive belt from the compressor pulley.
- Raise and support the vehicle.
- Remove the compressor hose bolt from the compressor.
- Remove the compressor hose from the compressor.
- Disconnect the electrical connector from the compressor.
- Remove and discard the O-rings from the compressor.
- Install a shipping cap on the compressor hose to prevent moisture/contamination.
- Install shipping cap to the compressor prior to removal to prevent spillage of oil and contamination.
- Remove the compressor bolts from the compressor.
- Remove the compressor from the vehicle.
If replacing the compressor, balance the oil.
- Add the proper amount of polyalkylene glycol (PAG) oil to the compressor.
- Install caps on compressor to prevent spillage during installation.
- Install the compressor and tighten the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
- Remove the shipping cap from the compressor and the compressor hose.
- Connect the electrical connector to the compressor.
- Install new O-rings to the compressor.
Install compressor hose to the compressor.
NOTEThe compressor hose must maintain a minimum clearance of 0.8 inches (20 mm) from the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) pipe. If this minimum clearance is not maintained, damage to the compressor hose may result.
- Position the compressor hose to the compressor and tighten the bolt.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Install the accessory drive belt to the compressor pulley.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Recharge the A/C system.
- Test the affected A/C joints for leaks.