Toyota Matrix 2003-06

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Discharge and recover the A/C system refrigerant using approved equipment.
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  5. Remove the bolt and disconnect the hoses from the compressor.
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  7. Plug the line openings to avoid system contamination.
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  9. Remove the right side engine under cover.
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  11. Remove the A/C compressor drive belt.
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  13. Disconnect the compressor connector.
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  15. Remove the 3 bolts and compressor.
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To install:

  1. Install the compressor and tighten the bolts in the sequence illustrated to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).

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    Fig. Tighten the compressor bolts in this sequence

    Tighten the compressor bolts in this sequence
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  3. Attach the electrical connector.
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  5. Lubricate two new O-rings with compressor oil, and install them on the hoses.
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  7. Connect the hoses and tighten to 87 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  9. Install the drive belt.
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  11. Connect the battery cable.
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  13. Evacuate and recharge the refrigerant.
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  15. Start the vehicle, turn the A/C system on and leak test the system
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