Ford Explorer: Climate Control System - General Information / General Procedures - Air Conditioning (A/C) Compressor Leak Detection

Ford Explorer 2020-2021 Service Manual / Electrical / Climate Control System / Climate Control System - General Information / General Procedures - Air Conditioning (A/C) Compressor Leak Detection

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Air Conditioning Service Unit
Electronic Leak Detector
Air Conditioning Adaptor Kit

Leak detection

  1. Recover the refrigerant. Refer to Air Conditioning (A/C) System Recovery, Evacuation and Charging procedure in Group 412.
  1. Disconnect the refrigerant lines from the A/C compressor. Refer to the appropriate section in Group 412 for the procedure.
  1. Install the adapters from the A/C Flush Adapter Kit on the ports of the A/C compressor, using the existing retaining bolts.
    • 219-00082 ACF-3000 33PC Adapter Kit - Revised 1st released 44pc kit
    • 219-00083 A/C Flushing Adapter Kit 2 of 3 (Previously "Supplement A", 2nd released kit)
    • 219-00084 A/C Flushing Adapter Kit 3 of 3
      Use the General Equipment: Air Conditioning Adaptor Kit
  1. Connect the high and low pressure lines of the air conditioning service unit to the corresponding fittings on the adapter.
    • 199-FFX1234 Flo Dynamics R1234yf A/C Refrigerant Management Center
      Use the General Equipment: Air Conditioning Service Unit
  1. Charge the A/C compressor following the air conditioning service unit instructions. Open the low pressure valve, the high pressure valve and set the refrigerant charge amount to 0.23 kg (8 oz).
  1. NOTE: Use a Rotunda-approved Electronic Leak Detector for R-1234yf refrigerant SAE Certified to J2913.

    Using the Refrigerant Leak Detector, check for leaks at the compressor shaft.
    • 023‐22791 Robinair Infrared A/C Refrigerant Leak Detector w/Case
      Use the General Equipment: Electronic Leak Detector
  1. When the leak test is complete, recover the refrigerant from the compressor.
  1. If an external leak is found, install a new A/C compressor.

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