Volvo Cars 1999-05

Removal & Installation

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5- & 6-Cylinder Engines



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery lead.
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  5. Properly discharge the air conditioning system.
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  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    The accessory drive belt. Refer to Accessory Drive Belts removal and installation.
     
    The bolts attaching the low and high pressure hoses to the compressor
     

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  9. Raise vehicle.
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  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    The protective cover under the engine
     
    The bolts for the front splash guard. Press in the cover by pressing in the catches at the front edge. Pull the cover backwards
     
    The bolt for the cable conduit
     
    Remove the conduit from the sub-frame
     
    Detach the air duct for the control module box from the sub-frame
     

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  13. Bend the low and high pressure hoses from the compressor to one side.
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  15. Disconnect the electrical connector from the magnetic clutch of the compressor assembly.
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  17. Remove bolts attaching compressor to engine.
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  19. Remove A/C compressor from between sub-frame and body.
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To install:

  1. The installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Always use new O-rings lubricated with compressor oil when installing the low and high pressure hose connections.



    The A/C compressor. Tighten mounting bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm)
     



    The low and high pressure hoses
     
    The magnetic clutch connector
     
    The cable conduit on the sub-frame
     
    The air duct on the control module box on the sub-frame
     
    The protective cover under the engine
     
    The front splash guard
     

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  5. Lower the vehicle.
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  7. Install or connect the following:

    The accessory drive belt
     
    The battery negative lead to battery
     

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  9. Vacuum pump and properly recharge refrigerant system.
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