Home Tips & Tricks 1991 Saab 9000 A/C COMPRESSOR SERVICING


Download ISOLATING COMPRESSOR NOTE: Only compressors with stem-type service valves can be isolated. 1) Connect service gauge set to the compressor service valves and open compressor valves slightly (turn in clockwise). Start engine and operate air conditioning. Slowly turn compressor suction valve clockwise toward closed (front-seated) position. REFRIGERANT OIL Only new, pure, moisture-free refrigerant oil should be used in the air conditioning system. This oil is highly refined and dehydrated to a point where moisture content is less than 10 parts per million. The oil container must be tightly closed at all times when not in use, or moisture will be absorbed into the refrigerant oil from the air. ATSUGI ROTARY VANE CLUTCH R & I Removal When replacing compressor clutch, be careful not to scratch shaft or bend pulley. When removing center bolt, hold clutch disc with Clutch Holder (KV99231010). Using Hub Puller (KV998VR001 & KV99231010), remove clutch disc. When removing pulley, remove lock nut with Hub Socket (KV99235160).