Mitsubishi Outlander 2003-06

Removal & Installation

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CAUTION
Refer to the applicable precautions for this system before performing the following operation. Failure to follow the warnings and cautions could result in possible personal injury or death.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Discharge the A/C system, as outlined at the beginning of this section.
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  5. Disconnect the flexible suction hose, then plug the hose and nipple to prevent contaminants from entering the system. Remove and discard the O-ring.
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  7. Disconnect the flexible discharge hose, then plug the hose and nipple to prevent contaminants from entering the system. Remove and discard the O-ring.
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  9. Remove the A/C compressor drive belt, as follows:
    1. Loosen the bolt securing the drive belt.
    2.  
    3. Loosen the adjusting bolt, then remove the belt.

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      Fig. Drive belt removal

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  11. Unfasten the retainers and remove the A/C compressor. Be careful not to spill any compressor oil when removing the compressor.
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  13. Remove the compressor bracket.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the A/C compressor mounting

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To install:

  1. Install the A/C compressor bracket.
  2.  
  3. If installing a new compressor, you must adjust the amount of oil as follows:
    1. Measure the amount [X cm3 (X fl. oz) of oil within the removed compressor
    2.  
    3. Drain (from the new compressor) the amount of oil calculated according to the following formula, and then install the new compressor.
    4.  

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New compressor oil amount = 140cm2 (4.7 fl. oz)

140 cm3 - X cm3 = Y cm3 (4.7 fl. oz - X fl. oz = Y fl. oz)


NOTE
Y cm3 (Y fl. oz) indicates the amount of oil in the refrigerant line, the condenser, the evaporator, etc.


NOTE
When replacing the following parts at the same times as the compressor, subtract the rated oil amount of each part from Y cm3 (Y fl. oz) and discharge from the new compressor.

  1. Quantity:

    Evaporator: 60 cm3 (2.0 fl. oz)
     
    Condenser: 15 cm3 (0.5 fl. oz)
     
    Suction hose: 10 cm3 (0.3 fl. oz)
     
    Receiver: 10 cm3 (0.3 fl. oz)
     

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  1. Install the compressor.
  2.  
  3. Install the drive belt
  4.  
  5. Connect the suction and discharge hoses with new O-rings and tighten the bolt to 15-21 ft. lbs. (21-29 Nm).
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  7. Charge the A/C system with refrigerant, as outlined in this section.
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  9. Install the front bumper undercover and front right undercover.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable
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