COOLER EXPANSION VALVE REMOVAL


  1. RECOVER REFRIGERANT FROM AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM


    1. Start the hybrid system.

    2. Operate the cooler compressor under the conditions show below:

      Item Condition
      Engine Speed Idling
      Operating Time 3 minutes or more
      A/C Switch Status ON
      Blower Switch Status HI
      Set Temperature MAX COOL

      This causes most of the compressor oil from the various components of the A/C system to collect in the A/C compressor.

      Tech Tips

      There is no need to operate the cooler compressor if the A/C does not operate because of compressor lock, etc.

    3. Stop the engine.

    4. Recover the refrigerant from the A/C system using a refrigerant recovery unit.

      Tech Tips

      Use the refrigerant recovery unit in accordance with the manufacturer's instruction manual.

  2. REMOVE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR AND LINK ASSEMBLY

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  3. REMOVE COWL BODY MOUNTING REINFORCEMENT LH (for LHD)


    1. A00436K

      Remove the 3 bolts and cowl body mounting reinforcement LH.

  4. REMOVE OUTER COWL TOP PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY (for LHD)


    1. A0040EX

      Disengage the clamp and separate the wire harness.

    2. A0041QO

      Disengage the claw and bend the No. 1 heater air duct splash shield seal.

    3. A004113

      Disengage the claw and bend the water guard plate RH.

    4. A0043EB

      Remove the 9 bolts and outer cowl top panel sub-assembly.

  5. REMOVE COWL BODY MOUNTING REINFORCEMENT RH (for RHD)


    1. A0042J0

      Remove the 3 bolts and cowl body mounting reinforcement RH.

  6. REMOVE OUTER COWL TOP PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY (for RHD)


    1. A0043SF

      Disengage the clamp and separate the wire harness from the outer cowl top panel sub-assembly.

    2. A00422BE01

      Disengage the clamp*1 and disconnect the connector (w/ Windshield Deicer).

    3. Disengage the clamp*2 and separate the wire harness from the outer cowl top panel sub-assembly.

    4. A0043QY

      Disengage the claw and bend the No. 1 heater air duct splash shield seal.

    5. A0043RA

      Disengage the claw and bend the water guard plate RH.

    6. A0041EP

      Remove the 9 bolts and outer cowl top panel sub-assembly.

  7. DISCONNECT SUCTION PIPE SUB-ASSEMBLY


    1. A0041VH

      Remove the bolt and rotate the hook connector.

    2. Disconnect the suction pipe sub-assembly.

    3. Remove the O-ring from the suction pipe sub-assembly.

      Note

      Seal the openings of the disconnected parts using vinyl tape to prevent the entry of moisture and foreign matter.

  8. DISCONNECT AIR CONDITIONING TUBE AND ACCESSORY ASSEMBLY


    1. Disconnect the air conditioning tube and accessory assembly.

    2. Remove the O-ring from the air conditioning tube and accessory assembly.

      Note

      Seal the openings of the disconnected parts using vinyl tape to prevent the entry of moisture and foreign matter.

  9. REMOVE COOLER EXPANSION VALVE


    1. A00425E

      Using a 4 mm hexagon socket wrench, remove the 2 hexagon bolts.

    2. A0043DEE01
      Text in Illustration
      *a Bolt for Suction Pipe Sub-assembly

      Temporarily install the bolt for the suction pipe sub-assembly halfway to the cooler expansion valve.

    3. A0040YD

      Hold the bolt and pull it to remove the cooler expansion valve as shown in the illustration.

    4. A00421RE02
      Text in Illustration
      *1 No. 1 Cooler Evaporator Sub-assembly

      Remove the 2 O-rings from the No. 1 cooler evaporator sub-assembly.