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AC Instructions for Installation on Honda

jherman on Sat August 02, 2008 9:01 PM User is offline

Year: 1997
Make: Honda
Model: Civic
Engine Size: 1.6
Refrigerant Type: 134a
Country of Origin: United States

I have purchased a complete AC system from ACkits. I am having trouble with the instructions that came with the parts. I have a good level of mechanical experience, but know nothing about AC systems. Here's where I'm at, Evaporator coil is mounted, AC Compressor pump mounted, condenser mounted, dryer mounted. If I am following the flow of the refrigerant leaving the compressor on the high pressure side of the pump to the top of the condenser and out of the bottom of the condenser to the dryer into the inlet port and out the outlet port to the evaporator valve, thru the evaporator coil and back to the suction side of the compressor. Am I on track at this point? Next, where do I pour the desiccant into the dryer, does the dryer need to be installed perfectly vertical or can it be on a 45 angle? Next, Does the bulb on the evaporator valve clip to the line past the evaporator valve (where it enters the evaporator coil) or does it clip to the suction (or low pressure line) where it leaves the evaporator coil? When I have the hardware installed I will take the car to an AC shop for the balance of the job.

TRB on Sat August 02, 2008 9:20 PM User is offlineView users profile

Drier has the desiccant in it already, just pour in the extra 2 ounces of oil we provide. Capillary tube cliped (coiled part) to suction line and wrap with the black tar like tape.

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jherman on Sun August 03, 2008 7:54 AM User is offline

Where do I pour the extra 2 oz. of oil? Was everything else that I did in the install process correct?
Thanks, James

mk378 on Sun August 03, 2008 12:00 PM User is offline

Just to be clear, the sensor bulb goes on the OUTLET of the evaporator, the line leading to the compressor. It's not real important where you put oil in, it circulates around. Put it into the compressor or drier. Things will work better with the drier mounted vertically, it has a dip tube inside to pick up liquid refrigerant from the bottom. Also pay attention to the in and out markings on it.

jherman on Sun August 03, 2008 12:35 PM User is offline

Thanks for the info, I'm just kinda stumbling along, but learning.

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