Dodge Journey: Removal

WARNING: Refer to the applicable warnings and cautions for this system before performing the following operation. Failure to follow the warnings and cautions may result in possible serious or fatal injury.

NOTE: LHD model shown in illustrations. RHD model similar.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 266: Heat Shield - Unified Line

1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.

2. Recover the refrigerant from the refrigerant system.

3. If equipped with heat shield (3), remove the top nut (2) that secures the heat shield to the stud (1) located on the dash panel.

NOTE: Two slots are provided at the bottom of the heat shield to aid in heat shield removal, if equipped. Complete removal of the two bottom heat shield retaining nuts is not required.

4. If equipped, reach behind the engine and remove the two bottom nuts the that secure the heat shield to the studs located on the dash panel and remove the heat shield. Rotate and tilt the heat shield as required.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 267: Liquid & Suction Line Assembly Removal/Installation

5. Remove the nut (6) that secures the A/C liquid and suction line assembly (1) to the stud (2) located on the right front shock tower.

6. Remove the nut (5) that secures the A/C liquid and suction line assembly to the A/C expansion valve (4).

7. Disconnect the A/C liquid and suction line assembly from the A/C expansion valve, remove and discard the O-ring seals and position the refrigerant lines out of the way.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 268: Front Expansion Valve Removal/Installation

8. Remove the two bolts (1) that secure the A/C expansion valve (2) to the evaporator tube tapping block (3).

9. Remove the A/C expansion valve from the tapping block and remove and discard the O-ring seals 10. Install plugs in, or tape over the opened refrigerant fittings and all expansion valve and evaporator tube ports.

    Diagnosis and Testing
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    Installation
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