Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Compressor Manifold and Tube Assembly - 3.8L

Material

Item Specification
PAG Refrigerant Compressor Oil (R-134a Systems) F7AZ-19589-DA (Motorcraft YN- 12-C) WSH-M1C231- B

Removal and Installation

NOTE: Installation of a new suction accumulator is not required when repairing the air conditioning system except when there is physical evidence of contamination from a failed A/C compressor or damage to the suction accumulator.

1. Recover the refrigerant. For additional information, refer to Section.

2. Unlatch the air breather.

Compressor Manifold and Tube Assembly - 3.8L

3. Disconnect the mass air flow (MAF) sensor electrical connector.

Compressor Manifold and Tube Assembly - 3.8L

4. Remove the air cleaner outlet tube.

1. Loosen the clamp.

2. Disconnect the crankcase ventilation tube.

3. Remove the air cleaner outlet tube.

Compressor Manifold and Tube Assembly - 3.8L

5. Disconnect the refrigerant containment switch (RCS) electrical connector.

Compressor Manifold and Tube Assembly - 3.8L

6. Remove the RCS.

Compressor Manifold and Tube Assembly - 3.8L

7. Remove the nut and disconnect A/C fitting.

  • Discard the O-ring seal.

Compressor Manifold and Tube Assembly - 3.8L

8. Disconnect the spring lock coupling.

  • Discard the O-ring seals.

Compressor Manifold and Tube Assembly - 3.8L

9. Remove the bolt.

Compressor Manifold and Tube Assembly - 3.8L

10. Remove the manifold and tube assembly.

  • Discard the O-ring seals.

11. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  • Install new O-ring seals lubricated in clean PAG oil.
  • Lubricate the refrigerant system with the correct amount of clean PAG oil. For additional information, refer to Section.

12. Evacuate, leak test and charge the refrigerant system. For additional information, refer to Section.

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