Subaru Forester Air Conditioning System 1999 2000 (7) PDF

3. Tools and Equipment
The following section provides information about
the tools and equipment that will be necessary to
properly service the A/C system.
Since equipment may vary slightly depending on
the manufacturer, it is important to always read and
follow the manufacturer?s instructions.
CAUTION:
When working on vehicles with the HFC-134a
system, only use HFC-134a specified tools and
parts. Do not mix with CFC-12 tools and parts.
If HFC-134a and CFC-12 refrigerant or com-
pressor oil is mixed, poor lubrication will result
and the compressor itself may be destroyed.
In order to help prevent mixing HFC-134a and
CFC-12 parts and liquid, the tool and screw
type and the type of service valves used are
different. The gas leak detectors for the HFC-
134a and CFC-12 systems must also not be
interchanged.
HFC-134a CFC-12
Tool & screw type Millimeter size Inch size
Valve type Quick joint type Screw-in type
Tools and Equipment Description
WRENCH
G4M0571
Various WRENCHES will be required to service any A/C system. A 7
to 40 Nm (0.7 to 4.1 kg-m, 5 to 30 ft-lb) torque wrench with various
crowfoot wrenches will be needed. Open end or flare nut wrenches
will be needed for back-up on the tube and hose fittings.
APPLICATOR BOTTLE
G4M0572
A small APPLICATOR BOTTLE is recommended to apply refrigerant
oil to the various parts. They can be obtained at a hardware or drug
store.
MANIFOLD GAUGE SET
G4M0573
A MANIFOLD GAUGE SET (with hoses) can be obtained from
either a commercial refrigeration supply house or from an auto shop
equipment supplier.
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3. Tools and Equipment

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3. Tools and EquipmentThe following section provides information aboutthe tools and equipment that will be necessary toproperly service the A/C system.Since equipment may vary slightly depending onthe manufacturer, it is important to always read andfollow the manufacturers instructions.CAUTION:When working on vehicles with the HFC-134asystem, only use HFC-134a specified tools andparts. Do not mix with CFC-12 tools and parts.If HFC-134a and CFC-12 refrigerant or com-pressor oil is mixed, poor lubrication will resultand the compressor itself may be destroyed.In order to help prevent mixing HFC-134a andCFC-12 parts and liquid, the tool and screwtype and the type of service valves used aredifferent. The gas leak detectors for the HFC-134a and CFC-12 systems must also not beinterchanged.HFC-134a CFC-12Tool screw type Millimeter size Inch sizeValve type Quick joint type Screw-in typeTools and Equipment Description WRENCHG4M0571Various WRENCHES will be required to service any A/C system. A 7to 40 Nm (0.7 to 4.1 kg-m, 5 to 30 ft-lb) torque wrench with variouscrowfoot wrenches will be needed. Open end or flare nut wrencheswill be needed for back-up on the tube and hose fittings. APPLICATOR BOTTLEG4M0572A small APPLICATOR BOTTLE is recommended to apply refrigerantoil to the various parts. They can be obtained at a hardware or drugstore. MANIFOLD GAUGE SETG4M0573A MANIFOLD GAUGE SET (with hoses) can be obtained fromeither a commercial refrigeration supply house or from an auto shopequipment supplier.84-7 [W300] SERVICE PROCEDURE3. Tools and Equipment