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Mazda 3 Service Manual: A/C Unit Removal/Installation

Mazda 3 Service Manual / HVAC / A/C / A/C Unit Removal/Installation

1. Set the air mix mode to MAX COLD.

2. Disconnect the negative battery cable..

3. Discharge the refrigerant..

4. Drain the engine coolant..

5. Remove the plug hole plate.

6. Remove the charge air cooler cover. (MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo).

7. Remove the insulator. (MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo)


8. Remove the bolt. (SKYACTIV-G 2.0, MZR 2.5, MZR 2.3 DISI Turbo)




9. Remove the nut. (MZR 2.0)


10. Disconnect the following parts from the A/C unit.



CAUTION:

a. Cooler hose (LO).

b. Cooler pipe.

c. Heater hose.

11. Remove the following parts:

a. Front doors.

b. Front scuff plate.

c. Front side trim.

d. Dashboard under cover.

e. Glove compartment.

f. Upper panel.

g. Shift lever knob (MTX).

h. Selector lever knob (ATX).

i. Shift panel.

j. Side wall.

k. Console.

l. Shift lever component (MTX).

m. Selector lever component (ATX).

n. Hood release lever from the lower panel.

o. Lower panel.

p. Knee bolster.

q. Driver-side air bag module.

r. Steering wheel.

s. Column cover.

t. Combination switch.

u. Joint cover.

v. Steering shaft.

w. Center panel.

x. Audio unit.

y. Climate control unit.

z. Instrument cluster.

aa. Center cover.

ab. Dashboard upper panel.

ac. Hole cover.

ad. Information display.

ae. A-pillar trim.

af. Windshield wiper arm and blade.

ag. Front fender molding.

ah. Cowl grille.

ai. Windshield wiper motor.

12. Remove the A/C unit installation nut from the engine compartment, then remove the A/C unit.


CAUTION:

13. Remove the shower ducts.


14. Remove the rear heat duct (1)..

15. Remove the heater case.


16. Disconnect the drain hose connected to the A/C unit..

17. Remove the nuts and bolts for installing the dashboard to the body.

18. Remove the dashboard with A/C unit..

19. Disconnect the following connectors:


20. Remove the nuts for installing the A/C unit to the dashboard.


21. Install in the reverse order of removal..

22. Inspect for engine coolant leakage..

23. Perform the refrigerant system performance test..

A/C Unit Installation Nut Removal Note

NOTE:


A/C Unit Installation Note

1. When replacing the A/C unit or evaporator, add compressor oil to the refrigerant cycle.

2. Tighten the A/C unit adjusting bolt until it lightly touches the A/C unit.


Drain Hose Installation Note

1. Install the clip as shown in the figure.


Heater Hose Removal Note

1. While pressing the heater hose into the A/C unit side (1), pinch the quick connector retainer (2), then disconnect the heater hose from the A/C unit (3).


Heater Hose Installation Note

1. Insert the heater hose into the pipe of the A/C unit until a click is heard.

2. While pressing the heater hose quick connector against the A/C unit side, press in the push tab.


3. Verify that the heater hose cannot be pulled out from the A/C unit by lightly pulling the heater hose.

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