Question about 2000 Chevrolet Malibu
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Replacing V5 a.c. compressor on
The amount of oil that you add depends on exactly how much came out of the compressor. For example if the system is to have 14 oz, and the compressor is to have 4 oz, and when you measure, the compressor has 2 oz, that means the SYSTEM is 1/2 way down, or 7 oz short. I prefer to flush all oil out and reload.
Be sure to replace the receiver dryer anytime that you open the A/C system, then vacuum purge and leak test at about -30 inches for 30 minutes.
Posted on Sep 04, 2010
Usually an ounce is more than enough to add to the accumulator. Same thing if you where to replace the condensor or evaporator.
If you wanted you could dump the oil from the old accumulator into a cup and then add that same amount to the new one but an ounce would be the norm.
Posted on May 03, 2011
Look for a light blue label in the engine compartment, the refrigerant capacity and oil capacity are on that label. But, being a '97, that label might be long gone. That information can also be found in a service manual. Manuals can be purchased at parts stores and you might even find one at a library. You could also call a dealer's service department and ask them.
Posted on Oct 07, 2011
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