Equinox 2005-2007, Torrent 2006-07

Removal & Installation

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  1. Recover the refrigerant.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove the accessory drive belt from the compressor pulley.
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  7. Raise and support the vehicle.
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  9. Remove the compressor hose bolt from the compressor.
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  11. Remove the compressor hose from the compressor.
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  13. Disconnect the electrical connector from the compressor.
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  15. Remove and discard the O-rings from the compressor.
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  17. Install a shipping cap on the compressor hose to prevent moisture/contamination.
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  19. Install shipping cap to the compressor prior to removal to prevent spillage of oil and contamination.
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  21. Remove the compressor bolts from the compressor.
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  23. Remove the compressor from the vehicle.
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  25. If replacing the compressor, balance the oil.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the A/C compressor (2) showing the mounting bolts (3,4,5) and the spacer bracket (1).

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To install:

  1. Add the proper amount of polyalkylene glycol (PAG) oil to the compressor.
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  3. Install caps on compressor to prevent spillage during installation.
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  5. Install the compressor and tighten the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
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  7. Remove the shipping cap from the compressor and the compressor hose.
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  9. Connect the electrical connector to the compressor.
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  11. Install new O-rings to the compressor.
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  13. Install compressor hose to the compressor.
    NOTE
    The 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.

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  15. Position the compressor hose to the compressor and tighten the bolt.
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  17. Lower the vehicle.
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  19. Install the accessory drive belt to the compressor pulley.
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  21. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  23. Recharge the A/C system.
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  25. Test the affected A/C joints for leaks.
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