REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
In certain areas it may be illegal to service air conditioning components unless you are certified, consult with your local authorities.
- Recover the refrigerant from the system. Please refer to Routine Maintenance .
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove the cooling unit.
- Remove the evaporator from the cooling unit.
- Remove the expansion valve from the evaporator. On threaded-type expansion valves, always use a back-up wrench on the other fitting to avoid bending the tube.
- On threaded-type valves, connect the expansion valve to the inlet fitting of the evaporator. Torque to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm). Connect the refrigerant tube to the inlet fitting of the expansion valve. Torque to 10 ft. lbs. (13 Nm). Always use new O-rings.
- On block-type valves, torque the attaching bolts to 48 inch lbs. (5.4 Nm). Use new O-rings as necessary.
- Install the evaporator in the cooling unit.
- Install the cooling unit in the vehicle.
- Evacuate, charge and leak test the air conditioning system.