Renault Koleos Service Repair Manual: Condenser: Removal - Refitting

AIR CON 01 or AIR CON 02

Air conditioning

IMPORTANT To avoid all risk of damage to the systems, apply the safety and cleanliness instructions and operation recommendations before carrying out any repair.

REMOVAL

REMOVAL PREPARATION OPERATION

  • Position the vehicle on a two-post lift (see Vehicle: Towing and lifting) (02A, Lifting equipment).
  • Drain the refrigerant circuit using the refrigerant charging station (see 62A, Air conditioning, Coolant circuit Draining - Refilling, page 62A-11) .
  • Disconnect the battery (see Battery : Removal - Refitting) (80A, Battery).
  • Remove:
    • the engine undertray,
    • the front bumper (see Front bumper: Removal - Refitting) (55A, Exterior protection),
    • the bonnet catch (see Bonnet latch: Removal - Refitting) (52A, Non-side opening element mechanisms),

Air conditioning

  • Disconnect the connectors (1) .
  • Remove the bolts (2) .
  • Unclip the wiring clips (3) .
  • Move aside the wiring.

Air conditioning

  • Remove:
    • the bolt (4) ,
    • the front air deflector (5) .

Air conditioning

  • Remove the bolt (6) from the pipe union.
WARNING In order to avoid any refrigerant leaks, do not damage (deform, twist, etc.) the pipe.
  • Disconnect the expansion valve - condenser connecting pipe from the condenser.
WARNING To prevent moisture from entering the system, place plugs on the cold loop components which are open to the air.
  • Fit plugs into the openings.

Air conditioning

  • Remove the bolt (7) from the pipe union.
  • Disconnect the compressor - condenser connecting pipe from the condenser.
  • Fit plugs into the openings.

Air conditioning

  • Remove:
    • the bolts (8) from the condenser,
    • the condenser.

REFITTING

I - REFITTING PREPARATION OPERATION

  • Always replace the seals of the connecting pipes of the condenser.
  • Lubricate the seals using recommended air conditioning oil to make fitting easier.

II - REFITTING OPERATION FOR PART CONCERNED

  • Refit:
    • the condenser,
    • the condenser bolts.
WARNING Do not remove the blanking plugs from each component until the last moment.

Also, do not remove the components from their packaging until they are to be fitted to the vehicle.

  • Remove the plugs from the openings.
WARNING To avoid any leaks, check that the pipe surface is sound before positioning the new seal. The surface must be clean and scratch free.
  • Fit new seals on the connecting pipes of the condenser.
  • Connect the compressor - condenser connecting pipe to the condenser.
  • Refit the bolt on the pipe union.
  • Torque tighten the bolt of the compressor - condenser connecting pipe union (4 N.m).
  • Connect the expansion valve - condenser connecting pipe to the condenser.
  • Refit the bolt on the pipe union.
  • Torque tighten the bolt of the expansion valve - condenser connecting pipe union (4 N.m).

III - FINAL OPERATION

  • Refit:
    • the front air deflector,
    • the bolt of the front air deflector.
  • Fit the wiring.
  • Clip on the wiring clips.
  • Refit the bolts.
  • Connect the connectors.
  • Refit:
    • the bonnet catch (see Bonnet latch: Removal - Refitting) (52A, Non-side opening element mechanisms),
    • the front bumper (see Front bumper: Removal - Refitting) (55A, Exterior protection),
    • the engine undertray.
  • Connect the battery (see Battery : Removal - Refitting) (80A, Battery).
  • Fill the refrigerant circuit using the refrigerant charging station (see 62A, Air conditioning, Coolant circuit Draining - Refilling, page 62A-11) .
  • Set the control of the passenger compartment blower unit to the maximum speed.
  • Check that the air conditioning system is operating correctly (see 62A, Air conditioning, Air conditioning: Check, page 62A-6) .
  • Check for leaks (see 62A, Air conditioning, Coolant circuit check, page 62A-9) .

Dehydration canister: Removal - Refitting

AIR CON 01 or AIR CON 02

IMPORTANT To avoid any risk of damaging the systems, apply the safety and cleanliness instructions and the operation recommendations before carrying out the repair.

 

Note: The dehydrator reservoir cannot be separated from the condenser.
  • For the removal or replacement of the dehydrator reservoir.
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