Volkswagen Front Wheel Drive 1974-1989 Repair Guide

Refrigerant Lines

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Properly discharge the air conditioning system using recovery/recycling equipment.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Unscrew the desired line from its adjoining component. If the lines are connected with flare nuts, use a back-up wrench when disassembling. Cover the exposed ends of the lines to minimize contamination.
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  7. Remove the lines and discard the O-rings.
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To install:
  1. Coat the O-rings with refrigerant oil and connect the refrigerant lines. Use a back-up wrench to tighten the fittings.
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  3. Evacuate and recharge the air conditioning system.
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