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Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual: Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging

Chevrolet Cruze Repair Manual / HVAC System / Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging

Special Tools

GE-45037 A/C Oil Injector

For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools.

Refrigerant Recovery and Recharging

Warning: To prevent personal injury, avoid breathing A/C Refrigerant and lubricant vapor or mist. Work in a well ventilated area. To remove refrigerant from the A/C System, use service equipment designed for recovery that is certified to meet the requirements of the appropriate SAE Standards. If an accidental system discharge occurs, ventilate the work area before continuing service. Additional health and safety information may be obtained from the refrigerant, refrigerant recovery, and lubricant manufacturers.

Warning: For personal protection, goggles and lint-free gloves should be worn and a clean cloth wrapped around fittings, valves, and connections when doing work that includes opening the refrigerant system. If refrigerant comes in contact with any part of the body severe frostbite and personal injury can result. The exposed area should be flushed immediately with cold water and prompt medical help should be obtained.

Caution: R-134a is the only approved refrigerant for use in this vehicle. The use of any other refrigerant may result in poor system performance or component failure.

Caution: To avoid system damage use only R-134a dedicated tools when servicing the A/C system.

Caution: Do not mix refrigerant oils. Use of incorrect refrigerant oil will cause compressor failure.

Caution: R-12 refrigerant and R-134a refrigerant must never be mixed, even in the smallest of amounts, as they are incompatible with each other. If the refrigerants are mixed, compressor failure is likely to occur. Refer to the manufacturer instructions included with the service equipment before servicing.

Note: For the use of the correct refrigerant oil, refer to electronic parts catalog.

The AC filling device is a complete air conditioning service center for R-134a. The AC filling device recovers, recycles, evacuates and recharges A/C refrigerant quickly, accurately and automatically. The unit has a display screen that contains the function controls and displays prompts that will lead the technician through the recover, recycle, evacuate and recharge operations. R-134a is recovered into and charged out of an internal storage vessel. The AC filling device automatically replenishes this vessel from an external source tank in order to maintain a constant volume of A/C refrigerant.

The AC filling device has a built in A/C refrigerant identifier that will test for contamination, prior to recovery and will notify the technician if there are foreign gases present in the A/C system. If foreign gases are present, the AC filling device will not recover the refrigerant from the A/C system.

The AC filling device also features automatic air purge, single pass recycling and an automatic oil drain.

Refer to the AC filling device manual for operation and setup instruction. Always recharge the A/C System with the proper amount of R-134a. Refer to Refrigerant System Capacities

A/C Refrigerant System Oil Charge Replenishing

If oil was removed from the A/C system during the recovery process or due to component replacement, the oil must be replenished. Oil can be injected into a charged system using GE-45037 injector . For the proper quantities of oil to add to the A/C refrigerant system, refer to Refrigerant System Capacities

HVAC System
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Air Conditioning Compressor Replacement (1.6L LDE, LXV, and 1.8L 2H0)
Preliminary Procedures Recover the refrigerant. Refer to Refrigerant Rec  . overy and Recharging. Remove drive belt. Refer to Drive Belt Replacement. Raise and support the vehicle. ...

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Driving Characteristics and Towing Tips
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Traction Control System (TCS)
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Jump Starting
If the battery has run down, try to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to do it safely. WARNING   Batteries can hurt you. They can be dangerous because: • They contain acid that can burn you. • They contain gas ...

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