Santa Fe, Vera Cruz 2006-2008

Leak Testing

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Specific to:

Hyundai Santa Fe 2006-2008

Hyundai Veracruz 2007-2008


CAUTION
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.

Always conduct a leak test with an electronic leak detector whenever leakage of refrigerant is suspected and when conducting service operations which are accompanied by disassembly or loosening of connection fittings.


NOTE
In order to use the leak detector properly, read the manual supplied by the manufacturer.

If a gas leak is detected, proceed as follows:

  1. Check the torque on the connection fittings and, if too loose, tighten to the proper torque. Check for gas leakage with a leak detector.
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  3. If leakage continues even after the fitting has been tightened, discharge the refrigerant from the system, disconnect the fittings, and check their seating faces for damage. Always replace, even if the damage is slight.
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  5. If oil has been removed from the system, oil if required.
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  7. Charge the system and recheck for gas leaks.

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    Fig. An example of an electronic leak detector

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