GM Storm/Spectrum 1985-1993 Repair Guide

Refrigerant Lines

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DISCONNECT AND CONNECT



Spectrum
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and properly discharge the refrigerant system.
  2.  
  3. Remove the radiator grille.
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  5. Loosen the bolt attaching the connector at the compressor.
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  7. Loosen the connector attaching the pipe at the condenser, then remove the hoses (high and low pressure).
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  9. Remove the clips attaching the pipes.
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  11. Loosen the connectors attaching the pipes at the evaporator assembly.
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  13. Loosen the connector attaching the pipe at the receiver/drier, loosen the harness that links the shock tower with the intake manifold. Remove the clips and the receiver/drier to the evaporator pipe.
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To install:
  1. Connect the receiver/drier to the evaporator pipe and attach the clips. Tighten the harness that links the shock tower with the intake manifold, and tighten the connector attaching the pipe at the receiver/drier.
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  3. Tighten the connectors attaching the pipes at the evaporator assembly.
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  5. Install the clips attaching the pipes.
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  7. Install the high and low pressure hoses and tighten the connector attaching the pipe at the condenser.
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  9. Tighten the bolt attaching the connector at the compressor.
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  11. Install the radiator grille.
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  15. Evacuate, charge and check the operation of the system.
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Storm
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and properly discharge the refrigerant system.
  2.  
  3. Replace any faulty or damaged lines and plug open fittings immediately to prevent moisture from entering the lines.
  4.  
  5. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  7. Evacuate, charge and check the operation of the system.
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