Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: Expansion valve

Removal and Installation for Expansion Valve

REMOVAL

1. Discharge the refrigerant. Refer to HA-32, "HFC-134a (R-134a) Service Procedure".

2. Remove the strut tower bar. Refer to FSU-12, "Exploded View".

3. Remove the upper cowl. Refer to EXT-18, "Removal and Installation".

4. Remove the lower RH cowl.

5. Reposition the power steering reservoir aside without disconnecting the power steering hose.

6. Disconnect the A/C pipes from the expansion valve. Refer to HA-31, "Component".

CAUTION: Cap or wrap the joint of the pipe with suitable material such as vinyl tape to avoid the entry of air.

7. Remove the expansion valve.

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

Expansion valve mounting bolts : 2.9 - 5.0 N·m (0.29 - 0.51 kg-m, 26 - 44 in-lb)

CAUTION: • Replace the O-rings with new ones, then apply compressor oil to them when installing them.

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