Toyota Tercel 1984-1994 Repair Guide

Receiver/Drier

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1


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.

  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. On some models it will be necessary to remove the front grille.
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  7. Disconnect the refrigerant lines from the receiver/drier unit.
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  9. Remove the unit from its bracket.
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To install:
  1. Install the unit in its bracket.
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  3. 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.
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  5. 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.
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  7. Install all components removed for access to the receiver/drier.
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  9. Evacuate, charge and leak test the system.
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Fig. Fig. 1: On some models, you must remove the grille to access the receiver/drier unit

 
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