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Air-conditioning system discharged
General mechanic's tool kit: automotive
General Safety Instructions
Air conditioner system must be discharged
prior to replacing components.
Air conditioner system must be discharged prior to replacing
components in vapor system. Failure to do this may result in
injury to personnel or damage to equipment.
Cover or plug all open lines and connections immediately after
The following procedure applies to vehicles with R-12 refrigerant
only. Refer to para. 14-27.3 for vehicles with R-134a refrigerant.
Peel away insulation (5) from panel (8) to allow access to nut (4).
Disconnect lines (9) and (3) from dryer bottle (2). Remove and discard two O-rings (1).
Loosen nut (4) and capscrew (6) on right side of bracket (7).
Remove dryer bottle (2) from bracket (7).
Lubricate two O-rings (1) with lubricating oil and install O-rings (1) on lines (3) and (9).
Install dryer bottle (2) in bracket (7) and connect lines (3) and (9) to dryer bottle (2).
Tighten nut (4) and screw (6) securing bracket (7) and dryer bottle (2) to panel (8).
Install insulation (5) to panel (8).