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How to install a/c compressor.

Removal and installation

Removal

  1. Use a refrigerant recovery machine (For the specific refrigerant in the a/c system) to safely recovery/recycle the refrigerant.
  2. Remove drive belt.
  3. Remove mounting nut, and then disconnect low and high pressure hoses from compressor.
  4. Remove mounting bolts from compressor.
  5. Disconnect compressor clutch coil electric connector.
  6. Remove compressor from vehicle.
  7. Cap or wrap the joint of the A/C piping and compressor to avoid the entry of air and moisture into the system.
  8. Replace O-rings with the new ones.
  9. Lubricate the new O-rings.
  10. Oil balance the new compressor.

Installation

  1. Installation is basically the reverse order of removal.
  2. Vacuum the system.
  3. Recharge refrigerant to manufacturer specifications.
  4. Check the entire system for refrigerant leakages.