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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Air Conditioning (AC) Refrigerant Filter Replacement

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / HVAC / Cooling / Air Conditioning (AC) Refrigerant Filter Replacement

Special Tools

GE 39400-A Halogen Leak Detector

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Removal Procedure
  1. Recover the refrigerant. Refer to Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging.
  2. Remove the air conditioning condenser. Refer to Air Conditioning Condenser Replacement.


  3. Note:

    Cap all A/C components immediately to prevent system contamination.

  4. Remove the air conditioning receiver and dehydrator plug (4).
  5. Remove and discard the sealing washers (3).
  6. Remove the refrigerant filter (2) from the condenser (1).
Installation Procedure

    Uncap A/C components.
  1. Uncap A/C components.
  2. Install new sealing washers (3). Refer to Air Conditioning O-Ring Seal Replacement.
  3. Install the refrigerant filter (2) into the air conditioning condenser (1).
  4. Install the air conditioning receiver and dehydrator plug (4).
  5. Install the air conditioning condenser. Refer to Air Conditioning Condenser Replacement.
  6. Evacuate and charge the refrigerant system. Refer to Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging.
  7. Leak test the fittings using the GE 39400-A detector .
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