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412-00-1 Climate Control System General Information and Diagnostics 412-00-1

GENERAL PROCEDURES
Refrigerant Identification Testing 3. The percentage of air contained in the sample
will be displayed if the R-134a content is 98%
Special Tool(s) or greater. The scan tool eliminates the effect of
air when determining the refrigerant sample
Refrigerant Identifier with content because air is not considered a
Air-Radiator contaminant, although air can affect A/C
198-00003 or equivalent
system performance. When the scan tool has
determined that a refrigerant source is pure
(R-134a is 98% or greater by weight) and air
concentration levels are 2% or greater by
weight, the scan tool will prompt the user if an
Refrigerant Identification air purge is desired.

4. If contaminated refrigerant is detected, repeat


1. NOTE: An A/C refrigerant analyzer must be the refrigerant identification test to verify that
used to identify gas samples taken directly from the refrigerant is indeed contaminated.
the refrigeration system or storage containers
prior to recovering or charging the refrigerant Contaminated Refrigerant Handling
system.
Follow the instructions included with the CAUTION: If contaminated refrigerant is
refrigerant identifier to obtain the sample for detected, DO NOT recover the refrigerant into
testing. R-134a recovery/recycling equipment.

2. The scan tool will display one of the following: NOTE: A new suction accumulator or receiver/drier
must be installed as directed by the air conditioning
If the purity level of R-134a is 98% or
system flushing procedure.
greater by weight, the green PASS light
emitting diode (LED) will light. The weight
1. Recover the contaminated refrigerant using
concentrations of R-134a, R-12, R-22,
suitable recovery-only equipment designed for
hydrocarbons and air will be displayed on
capturing and storing contaminated refrigerant
the digital display.
only.
If refrigerant R-134a does not meet the 98%
If this equipment is not available, contact an
purity level, the red FAIL LED will light
A/C service facility in your area with the
and an alarm will sound alerting the user of
correct equipment to carry out this service.
potential hazards. The weight concentrations
of R-134a, R-12, R-22 and hydrocarbons 2. Determine and correct the cause of the
will be displayed on the digital display. customers initial concern.
If hydrocarbon concentrations are 2% or
greater by weight, the red FAIL LED will 3. Flush the air conditioning system.
light, Hydrocarbon High will be
displayed on the digital display, and an
alarm will sound alerting the user of
potential hazards. The weight concentrations
of R-134a, R-12, R-22 and hydrocarbons
will also be displayed on the digital display.

Copyright 2006, Ford Motor Company


Last updated: 6/19/2006 2007 Mustang, Mustang GT 8/2006
412-00-2 Climate Control System General Information and Diagnostics 412-00-2
GENERAL PROCEDURES (Continued)
4. Dispose of the contaminated refrigerant in
accordance with all federal, state and local
regulations.

2007 Mustang, Mustang GT 8/2006