- Do not handle refrigerant in an enclosed area or near an open flame.
- Always wear eye protection.
- Be careful not to get liquid refrigerant in your eyes or on your skin.
- If liquid refrigerant gets in your eyes or on your skin: Wash the area with lots of cold water.
- Be careful not to drop container or apply physical shocks to it.
Do not operate compressor without enough refrigerant in refrigerant system:
- If there is not enough refrigerant in the A/C system, oil lubrication will be insufficient and the compressor may be damaged.
- Necessary care should be taken to avoid this.
Do not open high pressure manifold valve while compressor is operating:
- Open and close only the low pressure valve.
- If the high pressure valve is opened, refrigerant flows in the reverse direction, causing the charging cylinder to rupture.
- Be careful not to overcharge system with refrigerant: If refrigerant is overcharged, it causes problems such as insufficient cooling, poor fuel economy, engine overheating, etc.
Do not operate engine and compressor with no refrigerant.
CAUTIONDoing so may damage the inside of the compressor because the compressor parts always move regardless of whether the A/C system is turned on or off.
- This vehicle is equipped with an SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) consisting of the driver, front passenger, side, and curtain shield airbags. Failure to carry out service operations in the correct sequence could cause the SRS to unexpectedly deploy during servicing, possibly leading to a serious accident. Before servicing (including removal or installation of parts, inspection or replacement), be sure to read the precautionary notices.
- While using the battery during inspection, do not bring the positive and negative tester probes too close to each other as a short circuit may occur.