REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
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.
- On some models it will be necessary to remove the front grille.
- Disconnect the refrigerant lines from the receiver/drier unit.
- Remove the unit from its bracket.
- Install the unit in its bracket.
- If the receiver/drier unit is being replaced, add 0.71 fl. oz. (20 cc) of refrigerant oil to the system. On 1984-1986 sedans and all wagons, use Densoil 6, Suniso 5GS or equivalent. On 1987-1993 sedans, use Densoil 7 or equivalent. On 1994 models, use ND-Oil 9, made expressly for use with R134a. Do not use R-12 refrigerant, oil or components on R134a systems and vice versa. Expensive system damage will result, as they are not compatible.
- Connect the refrigerant lines to the unit. On 1984-1986 sedans and all wagons, torque to 10 ft. lbs. (13 Nm). On 1987-1990 sedans, torque to 4 ft. lbs. (5 Nm). On 1991-1994 models, torque to 48 inch lbs. (5.4 Nm). Always use new O-rings, if applicable.
- Install all components removed for access to the receiver/drier.
- Evacuate, charge and leak test the system.