BMW X3 Service & Repair Manual: Replacing air conditioning system compressor (N55) (version 1)

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Special tools required:

  • 00 9 030
  • 32 1 270

WARNING: Danger of injury! Refrigerant circuit is under high pressure! Avoid contact with refrigerant and refrigerant oil.

Read and comply with safety instructions:

  • Handling R 134a refrigerant .
  • HANDLING REFRIGERANT FLUID

IMPORTANT: Risk of damage! Restart engine only when A/C system has been correctly filled.

Read and comply with notes on compressor replacement.

FOLLOW NOTES FOR OPENING AND REPLACING PARTS IN REFRIGERANT CIRCUIT .

If Air conditioning is opened for more than 24 h:

Replace desiccant insert for air conditioning system.

Necessary preliminary work:

  • DRAWING OFF, EVACUATING AND FILLING THE AIR CONDITIONING are not included in the time value given for this job item
  • REMOVE COMPRESSOR DRIVE BELT
  • Remove left CHARGE AIR DUCT

IMPORTANT: Seal openings or lines on compressor with special tool 32 1 270 to prevent escape of media and dirt contamination.

Unfasten plug connection (1) and disconnect.

Release screws (2) and remove refrigerant lines (3).

Installation note:

Replace sealing rings.

Use special tool 00 9 030 to mount sealing rings without damaging them.

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Release screw (1) at holder for refrigerant lines (2) and pull out, including spacer sleeve.

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Release screw (1).

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NOTE: Shown with clearance for better clarity.

Release screw (1).

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IMPORTANT: Seal openings or lines on compressor with special tool 32 1 270 to prevent escape of media and dirt contamination.

NOTE: Secure compressor (2) against falling off/down.

Release screw (1).

Lift out compressor (2).

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Replacement:

  • Adjust the amount of refrigerant oil in the new compressor .

IMPORTANT: Danger of compressor damage! Danger of customer complaints due to reduced cooling power of the Air conditioning! Before the installation of the new compressor, it is absolutely necessary to adjust the amount of refrigerant oil in the new compressor! The safety information must be observed .

After installation:

  • EVACUATE AND FILL AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM
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