READ CAREFULLY BEFORE BEGINNING SYSTEM INSTALLATION !
SYSTEM CHARGING TIPS & WARNINGS
- Read instructions carefully before starting and follow the proper sequence.
- Check condition of engine mounts. Excessive engine movement can damage hoses to a/c, heater, radiator, transmission cooler and power steering systems.
- Check vehicle interior electrical functions such as interior lights, radio, horn, etc, before starting. When ready to start installation, disconnect battery.
- Fittings. Use one or two drops of the proper lubricant on O-rings, threads and O-ring BEAD where female nut rides. DO NOT use thread tape or sealants.
- Always use two wrenches to tighten fittings. Try holding in one hand and squeezing together while other hand holds fitting in position. Do not over torque fittings.
READ CAREFULLY BEFORE INSTALLING COMPRESSOR!
Failure to observe the following basic service notes may damage this unit and VOID WARRANTY!
- Flush any components in the system to be reused to avoid contamination.
- Replace or rebuild receiver-drier or accumulator when replacing compressor.
- Manually turn compressor shaft (not pulley) a minimum of 10 times to clear oil from compressor head.
- Evacuate system for a minimum of 30 minutes before charging. Longer if possible.
- DO NOT ADD OIL! All compressors come with a full system charge of oil. All new and rebuilt compressors purchased from CAA contain oil that is compatible with R12 and 134a, unless otherwise noted on your invoice.
- All custom rebuilt compressors contain mineral oil, which is compatible with R12 ONLY, unless otherwise specified on your invoice. Confirm this BEFORE attempting to charge your system with 134a.
- DO NOT CHARGE SYSTEM WITH LIQUID WHILE THE ENGINE IS RUNNING !
Do not tilt, shake or turn refrigerant can upside-down OR use a charging station to install refrigerant while the engine is running. Doing so will direct liquid refrigerant into the compressor piston chamber, causing damage to reed valves and/or pistons and/or other components, as well as potentially seizing the compressor. All warranty claims are voided as a result. NOTE: If charging with refrigerant in a liquid form, the engine must be off; you must allow a minimum of 30 minutes for liquid to "boil off" and you must hand turn the compressor hub (not the pulley) a minimum of 15 complete revolutions prior to starting the engine with the clutch engaged.
If you have any technical questions or are suspect of missing or defective parts, call us immediately. Our knowledgeable staff will be glad to assist you.
- Slight leakage around the shaft seal is normal until the compressor has "run in" for six to eight operating hours.
- Chrysler RV2 compressors do not include EPR valves. Re-use original valve if functioning properly, or install a new valve.