In the article we will consider how to drain the refrigerant from the system, replace the sealing rings of tubes and parts and replace the filter element of the cabin air

Removal of refrigerant from the air conditioning system

If you need to perform work on depressurization of the system, then you need to remove the refrigerant from the system

It is necessary to release the refrigerant from the system either outdoors or in a well-ventilated room.

The refrigerant under atmospheric pressure changes from a liquid state to a gaseous state

It is necessary to release the refrigerant from the system slowly, in a thin stream.

When the refrigerant is drained, a certain amount of oil may be sprayed. Therefore, you need to put a rag near the bleed valve.

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The work must be done in protective glasses

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Unscrew the threaded cap of one of the two service caps

Press a thin screwdriver with a long sting on the tip of the valve spool and drain the refrigerant from the system

Replacement of O-rings

Sealing rings in the joints should be used only those intended for the air conditioning system, regardless of the fact that the dimensions are the same

When disassembling some connection, it is necessary to determine the design of the fitting in order to correctly select the type and size of the sealing rings

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Before installation, make sure that neither the O-ring "A" nor the fitting "B" is damaged or deformed

When installing O-rings, they need to be lubricated with oil for the air conditioner compressor

Replacement of the filter element of the incoming air in the cabin

A paper filter element is installed in the interior ventilation system

It is recommended to replace the filter element after 15 thousand km of car mileage. But in a dusty area, you need to replace the filter element as often as possible. The amount of air supplied through the heater and air conditioner depends on this.

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Opening the storage box

Turn counterclockwise the limiters for opening the duffel box, left and right

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Removing the duffel box, described in the article - How to remove the dashboard (torpedo) of a Hyundai Solaris car

We compress the latches of the filter element compartment cover

Pulling on yourself, remove the lid

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and remove the filter element from the compartment

Remove the old filter element from the cassette and install a new filter element

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We install the cabin filter in reverse order.