Before beginning this procedure, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section. Only a MVAC-trained, EPA-certified, automotive technician should service the A/C system or its components.
- Recover the refrigerant.
- Raise and support the vehicle.
- Remove the right front fender liner.
- Remove the drive belt.
- Disconnect the electrical connector from the compressor.
- Remove the compressor and condenser hose assembly bolt from the compressor.
- Remove the compressor and condenser hose assembly from the compressor.
- Remove and discard the sealing washers.
- Remove the auxiliary intercooler pump bolts and position the pump toward the driver side of the vehicle.
- Remove the compressor mounting bolts.
- Remove the compressor.
Do NOT mix refrigerant oils. Use of incorrect refrigerant oil will cause compressor failure. This compressor uses a low viscosity refrigerant oil, Saturn P/N 22695048.
NEW CVC compressor assemblies are shipped with a partial poly-alkylene glycol (PAG) refrigerant oil charge. Use of the incorrect PAG oil can result in compressor failure.
- Install the compressor and the bolts to the engine, and tighten the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
- Install new sealing washers on the hose fittings.
- Install the hose assembly to the compressor.
- Install the assembly bolt, and tighten the bolt to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
- Connect the compressor electrical connector.
- Install the auxiliary intercooler pump, and tighten the pump bolt to 88 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
- Use special tool J44811 to rotate the drive belt tensioner counterclockwise to release the spring tension.
- Install the drive belt.
- Install the front fender liner.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Evacuate and charge the refrigerant system.
- Leak test the fittings using special tool J39400-A.