A/C Compressor Replacement

Except K20Z2 engines


NOTE: Do not install an A/C compressor into a system unless you are completely sure that the system is free of contamination. Installing the A/C compressor into a contaminated system can result in premature A/C compressor failure.

1.If the A/C compressor is marginally operable, run the engine at idle speed, and let the air conditioning work for a few minutes, then shut the engine off.

2.Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/recycling/charging station.

3.Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the radio, then write down frequencies for the radio's preset buttons.

4.Remove the front grille cover and the alternator.

5.Disconnect the connector (A) from the A/C condenser fan motor. Remove the wire harness clip (B) and the connector clip (C). Remove the upper mounting bolts, and the A/C condenser fan shroud (D). Be careful not to damage the radiator fins when removing the A/C condenser fan shroud.

 

6.Remove the bolt and the nut, then disconnect the suction hose (A) and discharge hose (B) from the A/C compressor. Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.

 

7.Remove the mounting bolts and the A/C compressor (A). Be careful not to damage the radiator fins when removing the A/C compressor.

 

8.Install the compressor in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

  • Inspect the A/C lines for any signs of contamination.
  • If you're installing a new A/C compressor, you must calculate the amount of refrigerant oil to be removed from it. A new A/C compressor comes with a full charge of oil.
  • Replace the O-rings with new ones at each fitting, and apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil before installing them. Be sure to use the correct O-rings for HFC-134a (R-134a) to avoid leakage.
  • Use refrigerant oil (SANDEN SP-10) for HFC-134a SANDEN spiral type A/C compressor only.
  • To avoid contamination, do not return the oil to the container once dispensed, and never mix it with other refrigerant oils.
  • Immediately after using the oil, reinstall the cap on the container, and seal it to avoid moisture absorption.
  • Do not spill the refrigerant oil on the vehicle; it may damage the paint; if the refrigerant oil contacts the paint, wash it off immediately.
  • Charge the system.
  • Enter the anti-theft codes for the radio, then enter the customer's radio station presets.
  • Reset the power window control unit.
  • Set the clock.

K20Z2 engine


NOTE: Do not install an A/C compressor into a system unless you are completely sure that the system is free of contamination. Installing the A/C compressor into a contaminated system can result in premature A/C compressor failure.

1.If the A/C compressor is marginally operable, run the engine at idle speed, and let the air conditioning work for a few minutes, then shut the engine off.

2.Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/recycling/charging station.

3.Remove the drive belt, except K20Z2 engine, K20Z2 engine.

4.Remove the front bulkhead and the condenser fan shroud.

5.Remove the splash shield.

6.Remove the bolt and the nut, then disconnect the suction hose (A) and discharge hose (B) from the A/C compressor. Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.

 

7.Remove the mounting bolts and the A/C compressor (A). Be careful not to damage the radiator fins when removing the A/C compressor.

 

8.Install the compressor in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

  • Inspect the A/C lines for any signs of contamination.
  • If you're installing a new A/C compressor, you must calculate the amount of refrigerant oil to be removed from it. A new A/C compressor comes with a full charge of oil.
  • Replace the O-rings with new ones at each fitting, and apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil before installing them. Be sure to use the correct O-rings for HFC-134a (R-134a) to avoid leakage.
  • Use refrigerant oil (SANDEN SP-10) for HFC-134a SANDEN spiral type A/C compressor only.
  • To avoid contamination, do not return the oil to the container once dispensed, and never mix it with other refrigerant oils.
  • Immediately after using the oil, reinstall the cap on the container, and seal it to avoid moisture absorption.
  • Do not spill the refrigerant oil on the vehicle; it may damage the paint; if the refrigerant oil contacts the paint, wash it off immediately.
  • Charge the system.