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Heater & Airconditioner/Ventilator • HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C) • Refrigerant Charging Procedure • Procedure 2008 Subaru Forester

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HVAC SYSTEM (HEATER, VENTILATOR AND A/C) > Refrigerant Charging Procedure

PROCEDURE

CAUTION:

• During operation, be sure to wear safety goggles and protective gloves.

• If air is mixed in refrigeration cycle, poor cooling may result, and also if moisture is mixed in refrigeration cycle, clogging (freezing) or rust may result.

Before charging the refrigerant, evacuate the system using vacuum pump to remove air and moisture in the system. Moisture can be evaporated and removed easily even at normal temperature, if the system is evacuated using vacuum pump.

1. Close all valves of the manifold gauge.

2008 Subaru Forester Heater & Airconditioner/Ventilator • HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C) • Refrigerant Charging Procedure • Procedure

L:

Low-pressure gauge

H:

High-pressure gauge

(1)

Low-pressure valve

(2)

Vacuum pump valve

(3)

High-pressure valve

(4)

For low-pressure

(5)

For vacuum pump

(6)

For high-pressure

2. Install the low-/high-pressure hoses to the service ports on the vehicle.

2008 Subaru Forester Heater & Airconditioner/Ventilator • HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C) • Refrigerant Charging Procedure • Procedure

(1)

Low-pressure side service port

(2)

High-pressure side service port

(3)

Close

CAUTION:

Be sure that the hoses are securely connected.

3. Connect the center manifold hose of the manifold gauge to the vacuum pump.

4. Operate the vacuum pump, then open the low-/high-pressure sides of the valve. Next, open the center manifold hose valve to begin vacuuming.

2008 Subaru Forester Heater & Airconditioner/Ventilator • HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C) • Refrigerant Charging Procedure • Procedure

(1)

Vacuum pump

(2)

Open

CAUTION:

Be sure to evacuate the system using vacuum pump.

5. After 5 minutes of evacuation, when the reading of the low pressure gauge is 100.0 kPa (750 mmHg, 29.5 inHg) or higher, close the valves on the center manifold hose and stop the vacuum pump.

6. Keep the status for 5 to 10 minutes after closing both the low pressure side and high pressure side valves, then check if there is any change in the low pressure gauge indicator. When the gauge indicator changes, it is a sign of leakage. Check and repair the connections of the pipe and hose. After repairing fault, repeat from step 1).

7. If there is a leak, continue vacuuming for another 20 to 30 minutes.

8. Close all the valves and stop the vacuum pump.

9. Following the can tap operation manual to install it to the refrigerant can.

2008 Subaru Forester Heater & Airconditioner/Ventilator • HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C) • Refrigerant Charging Procedure • Procedure

(1)

Tap valve

(2)

Center manifold hose

10. Disconnect the center manifold hose from the vacuum pump, and connect the hose to the tap valve.

11. When a refrigerant recovery container is used, measure the refrigerant amount in use using a weight scale. Then, connect with the center manifold hose.

2008 Subaru Forester Heater & Airconditioner/Ventilator • HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C) • Refrigerant Charging Procedure • Procedure

(1)

Refrigerant recovery container

(2)

Weight scale

12. Open the valve on the HFC-134a source.

13. Loosen the center manifold hose connection on the manifold gauge set (if applicable, press a purge valve on the manifold gauge) only for a couple of seconds to allow the air in the center manifold hose to be bled by the refrigerant pressure.

2008 Subaru Forester Heater & Airconditioner/Ventilator • HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C) • Refrigerant Charging Procedure • Procedure

14. Open the high pressure side valve and the low pressure side valve on the manifold gauge and fill the coolant.

2008 Subaru Forester Heater & Airconditioner/Ventilator • HVAC System (Heater, Ventilator and A/C) • Refrigerant Charging Procedure • Procedure

(1)

Open

(2)

Open

CAUTION:

When starting the engine and filling, do not open the high pressure side valve. Always make sure to fill from the lower pressure side.

15. Close all valves when the gauge indicator reaches 200 kPa (1,500 mmHg, 59.1 inHg).

16. Using a leak tester, check the system for coolant leaks.

17. After checking for coolant leaks, fill the coolant to the prescribed level.

18. If the HFC-134a source is empty, close all valves, close the valve on the can tap, and replace the empty source with a new part. After replacing HFC-134a source with a new part, and purging the air, restart the work.

19. If the filling efficiency of the coolant worsens, close all valves.

20. Check that the valves on low-/high-pressure sides are closed. Start the engine with the A/C switch OFF.

21. To prevent damaging the compressor, turn the A/C switch ON and OFF several times quickly.

22. Set up the vehicle to the following status:

CAUTION:

When starting the engine and filling, do not open the high pressure side valve. Always make sure to fill from the lower pressure side.

• A/C switch ON

• Engine running at 1,500 rpm

• Blower speed setting to “HI”

• Temperature setting to “MAX COOL”

• Air inlet setting to “RECIRC”

• Window open

23. Open the low pressure side valve and fill the coolant to the prescribed level.

24. After filling the coolant, close all valves and remove the hose from the service port.

25. Mount the cap to the service port.

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