REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
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. The receiver/drier is located under the hood, generally near the condenser at the front of the vehicle. Before removal, inspect the sight glass, fusible plug and line fittings for signs of leakage. A leak will leave light traces of ND-Oil 8 or an equivalent refrigerant oil; the oil in turn will collect and hold dirt, making the area easy to find.
- Safely discharge the air conditioning 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.
- On some models you may need to remove the battery. Always disconnect the negative terminal first.
- Disconnect the two liquid tubes from the receiver/drier.
- Remove the unit from its holder.
- The unit cannot be repaired; it must be replaced. Always replace the receiver/drier if the system has been open or discharged for any length of time. Moisture within the system can render the drier element useless.
- Place the receiver/drier into its holder and secure it.
- Install new O-rings lubricated with ND-Oil 8 or an equivalent refrigerant oil to the liquid lines. Connect the two liquid lines, then tighten the fittings to 7-10 ft. lbs. (9-13 Nm).
- If the receiver was replaced with a new unit, add 10-20cc (0.35-0.7 oz) of ND-Oil 8 or an equivalent refrigerant oil to the compressor.
- Install the battery if removed, connect the negative battery terminal first.
- Evacuate the system.
- Have an authorized service station recharge the system with refrigerant. Operate the system and check for leaks.