- If the 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.
- Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
- Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/charging station.
- Loosen the drive belt.
Remove the nuts, then disconnect the suction line (A) and discharge (B) line from the compressor. Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.
Disconnect the compressor clutch connector (A), then remove the mounting bolts and the compressor (B).
Using a hexagon wrench (6mm) remove the bolts, the manifold assembly (A) and the gasket (B) from the compressor.
Install in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
If you're installing a new compressor, drain all the refrigerant oil from the removed compressor, and measure its volume, Subtract the volume of drained oil from 200ml the result is the amount of oil you should drain from the new compressor (through the suction fitting).