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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Air Conditioning System Seal Replacement

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / HVAC / Cooling / Air Conditioning System Seal Replacement

Removal Procedure
  1. Disassemble the A/C refrigerant components. Refer to the appropriate repair procedure.
  2. Note:

    Cap or tape the open A/C refrigerant components immediately to prevent system contamination.

  3. Cap or tape the A/C refrigerant components.

  4. Remove the sealing washer (1) from the A/C refrigerant component.
  5. Inspect the seal washer for signs of damage to help determine the root cause of the failure.
  6. Inspect the A/C refrigerant components for damage or burrs. Repair if necessary.
  7. Note:

    DO NOT reuse sealing washer.

  8. DISCARD the sealing washer.
Installation Procedure

    Note:

    Flat washer type seals do not require lubrication.

  1. Inspect the new sealing washer for any signs of cracks, cuts, or damage.

    Do not use a damaged sealing washer.

  2. Remove the cap or tape from the A/C refrigerant components.

  3. Using a lint-free clean, dry cloth, clean the sealing surfaces of the A/C refrigerant components.
  4. Carefully install the NEW sealing washer (1) onto the A/C refrigerant component.

    The sealing washer (1) must completely bottom against the surface of the fitting.

  5. Note:

    After tightening the A/C components, there should be a slight sealing gap of approximately 1.2 mm (3/64 in) between the A/C line and the A/C component.

  6. Assemble the remaining A/C refrigerant components. Refer to the appropriate repair procedure.
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