Honda Cars 2007-2008

Removal & Installation

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Specific to:

Honda S2000 2007-2008


CAUTION
Only a MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician should service the A/C system or its components. When servicing the A/C system, please note the precautions at the beginning of this section.

  1. If the A/C compressor is marginally operable, run the engine at idle speed, and let the air conditioning work for a few minutes, and then shut the engine off.
  2.  
  3. Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio, and then write down the frequencies for the radio's preset buttons.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/recycling/charging station, as outlined in this section.
  8.  
  9. Remove the air cleaner housing.
  10.  
  11. Remove the alternator, as outlined in the Engine Electrical Section.
  12.  
  13. Remove the nuts, and then disconnect the suction line (A) and the discharge line (B) from the A/C compressor. Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.

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    Fig. Remove the nuts, then disconnect the suction line (A) and the discharge line (B) from the A/C compressor

  14.  
  15. Disconnect the A/C compressor clutch connector, and then remove the mounting bolts and the A/C compressor.

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    Fig. Disconnect the A/C compressor clutch connector, then remove the mounting bolts and the A/C compressor

  16.  
  17. If necessary, remove the mounting bolts and the A/C compressor bracket.

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    Fig. A/C compressor bracket mounting

  18.  

To install:

  1. Install the A/C compressor in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. Tighten the retainers to the specifications shown in the accompanying illustrations.
    2.  
    3. If you're installing a new A/C compressor, you must calculate the amount of refrigerant oil to be removed from it.
    4.  
    5. Replace the O-rings with new ones at each fitting, and apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil before installing them. Be sure to use the correct O-rings for HFC-134a (R-134a) to avoid leakage.
    6.  
    7. Use refrigerant oil (KEIHIN® SP-10) for HFC-134a KEIHIN® spiral type A/C compressor only.
    8.  
    9. To avoid contamination, do not return the oil to the container once dispensed, and never mix it with other refrigerant oils.
    10.  
    11. Immediately after using the oil, reinstall the cap on the container, and seal it to avoid moisture absorption.
    12.  
    13. Do not spill the refrigerant oil on the vehicle; it may damage the paint. If the refrigerant oil contacts the paint, wash it off immediately.
    14.  
    15. Charge the system, as outlined in this section.
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Specific to:

Honda Fit 2007-2008


NOTE
Since the oil separator is equipped inside the A/C compressor for this vehicle, oil drainage is unnecessary at the time of A/C compressor replacement.

  1. If the A/C compressor is marginally operable, run the engine at idle speed, and let the air conditioning work for a few minutes, then shut the engine off.
  2.  
  3. Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the audio system.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
  6.  
  7. Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/recycling/charging station.
  8.  
  9. Remove the splash shield.
  10.  
  11. Remove the drive belt.
  12.  
  13. Remove the bolts, then disconnect the suction line and the discharge line from the A/C compressor, and remove the O-rings. Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.
  14.  
  15. Remove the mounting bolts and the A/C compressor.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Install the A/C compressor in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. Replace the O-rings with new ones at each fitting, and apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil before installing them. Be sure to use the right O-rings for HFC-134a (R-134a) to avoid leakage.
    2.  
    3. Tighten the compressor mounting bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Use refrigerant oil (SP-10) for HFC-134a spiral type compressor only.
    6.  
    7. To avoid contamination, do not return the oil to the container once dispensed, and never mix it with other refrigerant oils.
    8.  
    9. Immediately after using the oil, reinstall the cap on the container, and seal it to avoid moisture absorption.
      WARNING
      Do not spill the refrigerant oil on the vehicle; it may damage the paint; if the refrigerant oil contacts the paint, wash it off immediately.

    10.  

  2.  
  3. Charge the system with a recovery/recycling/charging station.
  4.  
  5. Enter the anti-theft codes for the audio system.
  6.  
  7. Set the clock.
  8.  

2.4L Engine Models



Specific to:

Honda Accord 2007-2008


CAUTION
Only a MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician should service the A/C system or its components. When servicing the A/C system, please note the precautions at the beginning of this section.

  1. If the A/C compressor is marginally operable, run the engine at idle speed, and let the air conditioning work for a few minutes, and then shut the engine off.
  2.  
  3. Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the audio and the navigation system, and then write down the audio presets.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/recycling/charging station, as outlined in this section.
  8.  
  9. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  10.  
  11. Remove the alternator, 2007 Models only.
  12.  
  13. Remove the A/C compressor clutch connector (A) from the A/C condenser fan shroud, and then disconnect the connector. Remove the bolt and the nut, and then disconnect the suction line (B) and discharge line (C) from the A/C compressor. Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.

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    Fig. Remove the A/C compressor clutch connector (A) from the A/C condenser fan shroud, then disconnect the connector. Remove the bolt and the nut, then disconnect the suction line (B) and discharge line (C) from the A/C compressor-2.4L Engine Models

  14.  
  15. Remove the mounting bolts and the A/C compressor. Be careful not to damage the radiator fins when removing the A/C compressor.

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    Fig. A/C compressor mounting-2.4L Engine Models

  16.  

To install:

  1. Install the A/C compressor in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. Tighten the retainers to the specifications shown in the accompanying illustrations.
    2.  
    3. If you're installing a new A/C compressor, you must calculate the amount of refrigerant oil to be removed from it.
    4.  
    5. Replace the O-rings with new ones at each fitting, and apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil before installing them. Be sure to use the correct O-rings for HFC-134a (R-134a) to avoid leakage.
    6.  
    7. Use refrigerant oil (DENSO ND-OIL 8) for HFC-134a DENSO piston type A/C compressor only.
    8.  
    9. To avoid contamination, do not return the oil to the container once dispensed, and never mix it with other refrigerant oils.
    10.  
    11. Immediately after using the oil, reinstall the cap on the container, and seal it to avoid moisture absorption.
    12.  
    13. Do not spill the refrigerant oil on the vehicle; it may damage the paint; if the refrigerant oil contacts the paint, wash it off immediately.
    14.  
    15. Be careful not to damage the radiator fins when installing the A/C compressor and the A/C condenser fan shroud.
    16.  
    17. Charge the system, as outlined in this section.
    18.  

  2.  

3.0L Engine Models



Specific to:

Honda Accord 2007


CAUTION
Only a MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician should service the A/C system or its components. When servicing the A/C system, please note the precautions at the beginning of this section.

  1. If the A/C compressor is marginally operable, run the engine at idle speed, and let the air conditioning work for a few minutes, and then shut the engine off.
  2.  
  3. Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the audio and the navigation system, and then write down the audio presets.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
  6.  
  7. Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/recycling/charging station, as outlined in this section.
  8.  
  9. Remove the ignition coil cover, and the alternator, as outlined in the Engine Electrical Section.
  10.  
  11. Remove the A/C compressor clutch connector (A) from the A/C condenser fan shroud (B). Disconnect the A/C condenser fan connector (C), and then remove the wire harness clip (D) from the A/C condenser fan shroud. Remove the hose (E) from the radiator. Loosen the lower mounting bolt, and then remove the upper mounting bolts and the A/C condenser fan shroud. Be careful not to damage the radiator fins when removing the A/C condenser fan shroud.

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    Fig. Remove the A/C compressor clutch connector (A) from the A/C condenser fan shroud (B). Disconnect the A/C condenser fan connector (C), then remove the wire harness clip (D) from the A/C condenser fan shroud. Remove the hose (E) from the radiator

  12.  
  13. Disconnect the A/C compressor clutch connector (A). Remove the bolt and the nut, and then disconnect the suction line (B) and discharge line (C) from the A/C compressor. Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.

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    Fig. Disconnect the A/C compressor clutch connector (A). Remove the bolt and the nut, then disconnect the suction line (B) and discharge line (C) from the A/C compressor

  14.  
  15. Remove the mounting bolts and the A/C compressor. Be careful not to damage the radiator fins when removing the A/C compressor.

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    Fig. A/C compressor mounting-2007 Accord 3.0L Engine

  16.  

To install:

  1. Install the A/C compressor in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. Tighten the retainers to the specifications shown in the accompanying illustrations.
    2.  
    3. If you're installing a new A/C compressor, you must calculate the amount of refrigerant oil to be removed from it.
    4.  
    5. Replace the O-rings with new ones at each fitting, and apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil before installing them. Be sure to use the correct O-rings for HFC-134a (R-134a) to avoid leakage.
    6.  
    7. Use refrigerant oil (DENSO® ND-OIL 8) for HFC-134a DENSO® piston type A/C compressor only.
    8.  
    9. To avoid contamination, do not return the oil to the container once dispensed, and never mix it with other refrigerant oils.
    10.  
    11. Immediately after using the oil, reinstall the cap on the container, and seal it to avoid moisture absorption.
    12.  
    13. Do not spill the refrigerant oil on the vehicle; it may damage the paint; if the refrigerant oil contacts the paint, wash it off immediately.
    14.  
    15. Be careful not to damage the radiator fins when installing the A/C compressor and the A/C condenser fan shroud.
    16.  
    17. Charge the system, as outlined in this section.
    18.  

  2.  

3.5L Engine Models



Specific to:

Honda Accord 2008


CAUTION
Only a MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician should service the A/C system or its components. When servicing the A/C system, please note the precautions at the beginning of this section.

  1. If the A/C compressor is marginally operable, run the engine at idle speed, and let the air conditioning work for a few minutes, and then shut the engine off.
  2.  
  3. Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the audio and the navigation system, and then write down the audio presets.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
  6.  
  7. Remove the condenser fan shroud, and the alternator.
  8.  
  9. Remove the bolts and the nut, and then disconnect the suction hose and the discharge hose from the A/C compressor. Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.
  10.  
  11. Remove the mounting bolts and the A/C compressor.
    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the radiator fins when removing the compressor.

  12.  

To install:

  1. Install the A/C compressor in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. If you're installing a new A/C compressor, you must calculate the amount of refrigerant oil to be removed from it.
    2.  
    3. Replace the O-rings with new ones at each fitting, and apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil before installing them. Be sure to use the correct O-rings for HFC-134a (R-134a) to avoid leakage.
    4.  
    5. Use refrigerant oil (DENSO® ND-OIL 8) for HFC-134a DENSO® piston type A/C compressor only.
    6.  
    7. To avoid contamination, do not return the oil to the container once dispensed, and never mix it with other refrigerant oils.
    8.  
    9. Immediately after using the oil, reinstall the cap on the container, and seal it to avoid moisture absorption.
    10.  
    11. Do not spill the refrigerant oil on the vehicle; it may damage the paint; if the refrigerant oil contacts the paint, wash it off immediately.
    12.  
    13. Be careful not to damage the radiator fins when installing the A/C compressor and the A/C condenser fan shroud.
    14.  
    15. Charge the system, as outlined in this section.
    16.  

  2.  

Hybrid



Specific to:

Honda Civic 2007-2008


CAUTION
Only a MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician should service the A/C system or its components. When servicing the A/C system, please note the precautions at the beginning of this section.


CAUTION
IMA components are located in this area. The IMA is a high-voltage system. You must be familiar with the IMA system before working on or around it.

  1. If the A/C compressor is marginally operable, run the engine at idle speed, and let the air conditioning work for a few minutes, and then shut the engine off.
  2.  
  3. Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the radio, and then write down the frequencies for the radio's preset buttons.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/recycling/charging station, as outlined in this section.
  8.  
  9. Remove the bulkhead.
  10.  
  11. Remove the air intake assembly.
  12.  
  13. Remove the battery and battery box.
  14.  
  15. Remove the bolt and the shield connector cover. Slide the retainer, and then disconnect the connector. Remove the wire harness clips.
  16.  
  17. Remove the dipstick. Disconnect the connectors, and then remove the wire harness clips.
  18.  
  19. Remove the bolt and the auxiliary under-hood fuse/relay box bracket. Disconnect the connectors, and then remove the wire harness clips. Remove the upper mounting bolts, the A/C condenser fan shroud, and the radiator fan shroud.
    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the radiator fins when removing the A/C condenser fan shroud and radiator fan shroud.

  20.  
  21. Disconnect the A/C compressor clutch connector. Remove the bolt and the nut, and then disconnect the suction hose and the discharge hose from the A/C compressor. Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.
  22.  
  23. Remove the mounting bolts and the A/C compressor.
  24.  
  25. Pull out on the power cable, and then lift up the A/C compressor to remove the compressor.
  26.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse order of removal. Tighten the compressor mounting bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
    1. Inspect the A/C lines for any signs of contamination.
    2.  
    3. Replace the O-rings with new ones at each fitting, and apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil before installing them. Be sure to use the correct O-rings for HFC-134a (R-134a) to avoid leakage.
    4.  
    5. Use refrigerant oil (SANDEN® SP-10) for HFC-134a SANDEN® spiral type A/C compressor only.
    6.  
    7. To avoid contamination, do not return the oil to the container once dispensed, and never mix it with other refrigerant oils.
    8.  
    9. Immediately after using the oil, reinstall the cap on the container, and seal it to avoid moisture absorption.
    10.  
    11. Do not spill the refrigerant oil on the vehicle; it may damage the paint; if the refrigerant oil contacts the paint, wash it off immediately.
    12.  
    13. Charge the system, as outlined in this section.
    14.  
    15. If the IMA battery level gauge (BAT) displays no segments, start the engine, and hold it between 3,500 rpm and 4,000 rpm without load (in Park or neutral) until the BAT displays at least three segments.
    16.  

  2.  

Non-hybrid



Specific to:

Honda Civic 2007-2008


CAUTION
Only a MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician should service the A/C system or its components. When servicing the A/C system, please note the precautions at the beginning of this section.


NOTE
Never install an A/C compressor into a system unless you are completely sure that the system is free of contamination. Installing the A/C compressor into a contaminated system can result in premature A/C compressor failure.

  1. If the A/C compressor is marginally operable, run the engine at idle speed, and let the air conditioning work for a few minutes, and then shut the engine off.
  2.  
  3. Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/recycling/charging station, as outlined in this section.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front grille cover.
  6.  
  7. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  8.  
  9. Remove the clips and the bolts shown in the accompanying illustration.

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    Fig. Remove the clips (A) and the bolts shown-Civic Models

  10.  
  11. Remove the bolts, the connector, wire harness clips, and the bulkhead.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect the connector from the A/C condenser fan motor. Remove the wire harness clip, the upper mounting bolts, and the A/C condenser fan shroud. Be careful not to damage the radiator fins when removing the A/C condenser fan shroud.
  14.  
  15. Remove the bolt.

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    Fig. Remove the bolt-Civic Models

  16.  
  17. Remove the splash shield.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the connector. Remove the bolt and the nut, then disconnect the suction hose and discharge hose from the A/C compressor. Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.

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    Fig. Disconnect the connector (A). Remove the bolt and the nut ,then disconnect the suction hose (B) and discharge hose (C) from the A/C compressor-Civic Models

  20.  
  21. Remove the mounting bolts and the A/C compressor. Be careful not to damage the radiator fins when removing the A/C compressor.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the compressor (A) mounting and tightening specifications-Civic Models

  22.  

To install:

  1. Install the compressor in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. Tighten the retainers to the specifications shown in the accompanying illustrations.
    2.  
    3. Inspect the A/C lines for any signs of contamination.
    4.  
    5. Replace the O-rings with new ones at each fitting, and apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil before installing them. Be sure to use the correct O-rings for HFC-134a (R-134a) to avoid leakage.
    6.  
    7. Use refrigerant oil (SANDEN® SP-10) for HFC-134a SANDEN® spiral type A/C compressor only.
    8.  
    9. To avoid contamination, do not return the oil to the container once dispensed, and never mix it with other refrigerant oils.
    10.  
    11. Immediately after using the oil, reinstall the cap on the container, and seal it to avoid moisture absorption.
    12.  
    13. Do not spill the refrigerant oil on the vehicle; it may damage the paint; if the refrigerant oil contacts the paint, wash it off immediately.
    14.  
    15. Charge the system, as outlined in this section.
    16.  

  2.  

 
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