REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
The refrigerant must be recovered by a licensed repair shop. Please refer to General Information & Maintenance of this manual before discharging/recovering the A/C system or disconnecting air conditioning lines.
- Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable.
- If unit is mounted on the condenser you'll need to remove the radiator grille. On some models you may need to loosen or remove the bumper.
- Disconnect the pressure switch.
- Disconnect the refrigerant lines.
- Place the receiver/drier in the retaining bracket and connect the refrigerant lines. You must use new seals coated with refrigerant oil.
- Fasten the bracket bolt to the receiver/drier.
- Tighten the refrigerant lines to 52 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
- Evacuate, leak test and charge the air conditioning system as outlined in General Information & Maintenance .
After you have made repairs you should take the vehicle to a licensed air conditioning technician to have the system tested for leaks then recharged. Newer air conditioning systems equipped with R134a refrigerant are NOT compatible with R-12 refrigerant.
- Connect the negative (-) battery cable and check operation.