Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning


A/C System Service
Only use service equipment that is U.L.-listed and is cer-
tified to meet the requirements of SAE J2210 to remove
HFC-134a (R-134a) from the air conditioning system.
CAUTION: Exposure to air conditioner refrigerant
and lubricant vapor or mist can irritate eyes, nose
and throat. Avoid breathing the air conditioner
refrigerant and lubricant vapor or mist.
If accidental system discharge occurs, ventilate work
area before resuming service.
R-134a service equipment or vehicle air conditioning sys-
tem should not be pressure tested or leak tested with
compressed air.
Some mixtures of air and R-134a have
been shown to be combustible at elevated pressures
and can result in fire or explosion causing injury or
property damage. Never use compressed air to pres-
sure test R-134a service equipment or vehicle air
conditioning systems.
Additional health and safety information may be obtained
from the refrigerant and lubricant manufacturers.
1. When an A/C System has been opened to the at-
mosphere, such as during installation or repair, it
must be evacuated using a R-134a refrigerant
Recovery/Recycling/Charging System. (If the
system has been open for several days, the
receiver/dryer should be replaced).
2. Connect a R-134a refrigerant Recovery/Recycl-
ing/Charging System to the car as shown follow
the equipment manufacturer’s instructions.
NOTE: If low pressure does not reach more than
700 mm Hg (27 in-Hg) in 1 5 minutes, there is pro-
bably a leak in the system. Partially charge the
system and check for leaks (see Leak Test).
Recovery/Recycling/Charging System