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Removal and Installation for Compressor - VQ35DE Models


CAUTION: For installation, tighten the compressor bolts in the order as shown.


  1. Discharge the refrigerant. Refer to See: Service and Repair\Refrigeration System.
  2. Remove the engine cooling fan and shroud assembly. Refer to See: Engine, Cooling and Exhaust\Cooling System\Radiator Cooling Fan\Service and Repair.
  3. Disconnect the high-pressure flexible hose and low-pressure flexible hose from the compressor.

Cap or wrap the joint of the hose with suitable material such as vinyl tape to avoid the entry of any contaminants.

  1. Remove the front RH wheel and tire.
  2. Remove the RH engine side undercovers.
  3. Disconnect the clamp and reposition the power steering pipe out of the way.
  4. Disconnect the compressor connector.
  5. Remove the drive belt. Refer to See: Engine, Cooling and Exhaust\Engine\Drive Belt\Service and Repair.
  6. Remove the RH compressor bolts..
  7. Remove the front compressor bolts using power tool.
  8. Disconnect the compressor wire harness clip from the compressor.
  9. Remove the compressor.

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.