Toyota Tercel 1984-1994 Repair Guide

Cooling Unit

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 5



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of a common cooling unit and components


CAUTION
On models equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) or "air bag,'' work must NOT be started until at least 90 seconds have passed from the time that both the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the negative cable is disconnected from the battery.

In certain areas it may be illegal to service air conditioning components unless you are certified, consult with your local authorities.



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Fig. Fig. 2: The refrigerant must be recovered before opening the system's lines

  1. Recover the refrigerant from the system. Please refer to Routine Maintenance .
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. In the engine compartment, disconnect the refrigerant lines from the assembly. Cap the open fittings immediately to prevent the entry of dirt and moisture.
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  7. Remove the grommets in the firewall from the inlet and outlet fittings, if applicable.
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Fig. Fig. 3: The glove box is commonly attached by a series of small bolts and/or screws

  1. Remove the lower trim panel from under the dashboard and the glove box.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Make sure you unplug the cooling unit electrical connections before attempting to remove the unit from the vehicle



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove any components which may impede cooling unit removal

  1. Unplug the electrical connectors.
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  3. Remove the air duct and A/C amplifier, if necessary.
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  5. Remove the bolts securing the cooling assembly and remove the from the car.
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To install:
  1. Position the cooling unit in place inside the car, then install the retaining nuts/bolts.
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  3. Install the A/C amplifier and air duct.
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  5. Engage the wiring connectors.
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  7. Install the glove box and the under-dash cover.
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  9. Install the grommets on the inlet and outlet fittings.
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  11. Connect the refrigerant lines to the cooling unit. Torque the cooling unit inlet line (smaller one) to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm). Torque the outlet line (bigger one) to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm). Use new O-rings, if applicable.
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  13. Evacuate, charge and leak test the air conditioning system.
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