Toyota Pick-ups/Land Cruiser/4Runner 1989-1996

Compressor

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

The compressor is a large roundish type unit mounted on the engine. The compressor has usually two hoses attached to it.


CAUTION
Please refer to General Information & Maintenance before discharging the compressor or disconnecting air conditioning lines. Damage to the air conditioning system or personal injury could result. Consult your local laws concerning refrigerant discharge and recycling. In many areas it may be illegal for anyone but a certified technician to service the A/C system. Always use an approved recovery station when discharging the air conditioning.

  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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  5. Safely discharge the refrigerant from the system, this must be performed by a properly trained and certified mechanic in a facility equipped with refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment that meets SAE standards.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the compressor mounting on the 1996 4Runner with 3RZ-FE engines



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the compressor mounting on the 1996 4Runner with 5VZ-FE engines



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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of the compressor mounting on the Land Cruiser with 1FZ-FE engines

  1. Unplug the compressor clutch wire.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Exploded view of the compressor mountings found on the Tacoma

  1. Disconnect the two refrigerant lines at the compressor. Cap the open fitting immediately to keep moisture out of the system. Discard the old O-rings.
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  3. Remove the fan shroud, then remove the air conditioning drive belt.
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Fig. Fig. 5: Exploded view of the compressor mounting on the Pick-Up with 22R-E and 3VZ-E engines

  1. For 3VZ-E engines, remove the power steering pump. On some models you will need to remove the engine undercover.
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  3. Remove the mounting bolts and lift out the compressor. The compressor is heavy; support it before removing the retaining bolts.
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  5. Remove the compressor bracket.
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To install:
  1. Install the compressor bracket to the unit.
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  3. Install the compressor, then tighten the mounting bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  5. Install the drive belt and adjust the tension.
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  7. Install new O-rings to the A/C lines and lubricate them with ND-Oil 8 or an equivalent refrigerant oil. Connect the two refrigerant lines to the compressor. Tighten the suction line to 7-24 ft. lbs. (9-32 Nm) and the discharge line to 7-16 ft. lbs. (9-22 Nm).
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  9. Connect the compressor clutch wire.
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  11. Install the power steering pump or engine undercover if removed.
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  15. Evacuate and have an authorized service station charge the system.
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  17. Inspect the A/C operation.
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