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2008 - MX-5 - HVAC

A/C COMPRESSOR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

1. Remove the battery cover.
2. Disconnect the negative battery cable. (See BATTERY REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
3. Discharge the refrigerant from the system. (See REFRIGERANT CHARGING.)
4. Remove the air cleaner. (See INTAKE-AIR SYSTEM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
5. Remove the PCM. (See PCM REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF].)
6. Remove the drive belt. (See DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT [LF].)
7. Do not allow remaining compressor oil in the A/C compressor and pipes to spill, and remove in the order indicated in the table.

CAUTION:



1

Cooler hose (LO)

(See REFRIGERANT LINE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

(See REFRIGERANT LINE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

2

Cooler hose (HI)

(See REFRIGERANT LINE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

(See REFRIGERANT LINE REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)

3

A/C compressor connector

4

A/C compressor

(See A/C UNIT REMOVAL/INSTALLATION.)


8. Install in the reverse order of removal.
9. Perform the refrigerant system performance test. (See REFRIGERANT SYSTEM PERFORMANCE TEST.)

A/C Compressor Installation Note

CAUTION:

1. Rotate new A/C compressor shaft six to eight revolutions while draining new refrigerant oil in a clean measuring device. Use this refrigerant oil to refill new compressor. Do not allow refrigerant oil to become contaminated.
2. Rotate old A/C compressor shaft six to eight revolutions while draining old refrigerant oil in a separate, clean measuring device.
3. Compare those oil amounts. The amount of the oil drained from the new A/C compressor should be greater than the old one.
4. Pour the same amount oil of drained from the old A/C compressor back into the new A/C compressor.



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