Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: Refrigeration system

HFC-134a (R-134a) Service Procedure

SETTING OF SERVICE TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT

WARNING: Avoid breathing the A/C refrigerant and oil vapor or mist. Exposure may irritate eyes, nose, and throat.

Remove the HFC-134a (R-134a) from the A/C system using certified service equipment meeting the requirements of SAE J2210 (R-134a recycling equipment) or SAE J2201 (R-134a recovery equipment).

If an accidental system discharge occurs, ventilate the work area before resuming service. Additional health and safety information may be obtained from the refrigerant and oil manufacturers.

Discharging Refrigerant

Evacuating System and Charging Refrigerant

Discharging, Evacuating, and Recharging the A/C System

*1 HA-21, "Maintenance of Oil Quantity in Compressor"

*2 HA-25, "Checking of Refrigerant Leaks"

*3 HA-25, "Checking of Refrigerant Leaks"

*4 HAC-5, "Operational Check"

*5 HA-4, "Contaminated Refrigerant"

Checking of Refrigerant Leaks

Perform a visual inspection of all refrigeration parts, fittings, hoses and components for signs of A/C oil leakage, damage and corrosion. A/C oil leakage may indicate an area of refrigerant leakage. Allow extra inspection time in these areas when using either an electronic refrigerant leak detector or fluorescent dye leak detector.

If dye is observed, confirm the leak with an electronic refrigerant leak detector. It is possible a prior leak was repaired and not properly cleaned.

When searching for leaks, do not stop when one leak is found but continue to check for additional leaks at all system components and connections.

When searching for refrigerant leaks using an electronic leak detector, move the probe along the suspected leak area at 25 - 50 mm (1 - 2 in) per second and no further than 6 mm (1/4 in) from the component.

CAUTION: Moving the electronic leak detector probe slower and closer to the suspected leak area will improve the chances of finding a leak.

    Oil
    Maintenance of Oil Quantity in Compressor The oil in the compressor circulates through the system with the refrigerant. Add oil to compressor when replacing any component or after a large refriger ...

    Fluorescent leak detector
    Checking System for Leaks Using the Fluorescent Leak Detector 1. Check A/C system for leaks using the UV lamp and safety goggles (J-42220) in a low sunlight area (area without windows preferable ...

    Other materials:

    U1000 can comm circuit
    Description Refer to LAN-7, "System Description". DTC Logic DTC DETECTION LOGIC DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE Diagnosis Procedure 1. PERFORM SELF DIAGNOSTIC 1. Turn ignition switch ON and wait for 2 second or more. 2. Check “Self Diagnostic Result” of IPDM E/R. Is “CAN C ...

    Can communication system
    Component Parts Location 1. ABS actuator and electric unit (control unit) E26 2. AV control unit M46 3. TCM F16 4. ECM E10 5. IPDM E/R E17 6. BCM M19 7. Combination meter M24 8. Steering angle sensor M53 9. Air bag diagnosis sensor unit M35 10. Data link connector M22 Wiring Diagram - ...

    Event Data Recorders (EDR)
    This vehicle is equipped with an Event Data Recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle’s systems performed. The EDR is ...