Toyota Pick-ups/Land Cruiser/4Runner 1970-1988

Air Conditioning Compressor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  1. Turn the engine on and let it idle for ten minutes with the air conditioning switched On.
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  3. Turn the engine off and disconnect the negative battery cable.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Air conditioning compressor-typical

  1. Disconnect the clutch lead wire at the connector.
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  3. Discharge the A/C system, see immediately so as to keep moisture out of the system. General Information & Maintenance . Disconnect the two refrigerant lines at the compressor - Cap the open fitting
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  5. Remove the fan shroud and then remove the air conditioning drive belt.
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  7. Unscrew the mounting bolts and lift out the compressor.
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To install:
  1. Install the compressor and tighten the mounting bolts to 22 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
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  3. Install the drive belt and adjust the tension as detailed in General Information & Maintenance .
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  5. Connect the two refrigerant lines to the compressor. Tighten the suction line to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm) and the discharge line to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
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  7. Connect the clutch lead wire and the negative battery cable.
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  9. Evacuate, charge and leak test the system as detailed in General Information & Maintenance .
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