Ford Explorer: Climate Control System - General Information / Removal and Installation - Thermostatic Expansion Valve - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS)

Ford Explorer 2020-2024 Service Manual / Electrical / Climate Control System / Climate Control System - General Information / Removal and Installation - Thermostatic Expansion Valve - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS)

Removal

NOTICE: During the removal of components, cap, tape or otherwise appropriately protect all openings to prevent the ingress of dirt or other contamination. Remove protective materials prior to installation.

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

  1. Recover the refrigerant. Refer to the appropriate Recovery procedure in Group 412.
  1. Remove the bolts and the suspension support bar.
    Torque: 22 lb.ft (30 Nm)
  1. Remove the cowl panel.
    Refer to: Cowl Panel (501-02 Front End Body Panels, Removal and Installation).

    1. Remove the rear evaporator line nut.
      Torque: 80 lb.in (9 Nm)
    1. Remove the thermostatic expansion valve nut and the rear evaporator line nut.
      Torque: 159 lb.in (18 Nm)
    1. Remove the support bracket retainer.
      Torque: 97 lb.in (11 Nm)
    • Make sure to cover any open ports to prevent debris from entering the system.
  1. Remove the bolts and the Thermostatic Expansion Valve (TXV).
    Torque: 71 lb.in (8 Nm)

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. NOTICE: Only use the specified material to lubricate the seals.

    Install and lubricate new O-ring seals. Refer to the appropriate Specifications in Group 412.
  1. Lubricate the refrigerant system with the correct amount of clean PAG oil. Refer to the appropriate Refrigerant Oil Adding procedure in Group 412.

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    Gauges

    4 Inch Display

    A - Tachometer.

    B - Information display.

    C - Speedometer.

    D - Fuel gauge.

    E - Engine coolant temperature gauge.

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