The Nissan Path Forum Index The Nissan Path
The World Wide Nissan Pathfinder Owner's Forum
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Use Google to search TheNissanPath forums ->
Replacing A/C pressure switch

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Nissan Path Forum Index -> R51 Miscellaneous
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
labsy



Joined: 02 Nov 2014
Posts: 246

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Replacing A/C pressure switch Reply with quote

Hi,

few days ago I was installing LED DRL lights and had to remove battery. When reinstalling I slipped, battery felt down into its seat sideways and somehow broke A/C refrigerant pressure switch, which is located on right side od A/C condenser, few inches from battery, just below A/C intake line.

Do I need to empty A/C system for replacement procedure?
_________________
2006 Pathfinder 2.5 dCi LE, Automatic transmission, European version
Stunning 235 HP with sport air filter, no DPF, EGR delete, ChipTunning + HHO Brown Gas injection.
GoodYear Wrangler Duratracs 265/70R17
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
smj999smj
Moderator


Joined: 22 Jan 2012
Posts: 4694
Location: Prospect, VA

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There should be a shrader valve under the switch, so just unscrew the old one and screw on the new one.
_________________
2006 Pathfinder LE VQ40DE AWD, Nitto Dura Grappler P265/65R17, aftermarket radiator, Airlift 1000's, Bilstein HD rear shocks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
labsy



Joined: 02 Nov 2014
Posts: 246

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi smj,

just to be on safe side, I also asked my mechanic and he said, just like you, that I can simply unscrew old A/C pressure switch and put back new in, no problems with A/C gas pressure. He said it has shrader valve inside.

BUT unfortunately in my case that WAS NOT TRUE. Sad
As I unscrewed old valve, I screwed all 850g of A/C gas into atmosphere, or better say into engine bay and some onto my fingers. Obviously those European models are a bit different.
Luckily noone got hurt, A/C gas replaced, no permanent damage.
_________________
2006 Pathfinder 2.5 dCi LE, Automatic transmission, European version
Stunning 235 HP with sport air filter, no DPF, EGR delete, ChipTunning + HHO Brown Gas injection.
GoodYear Wrangler Duratracs 265/70R17
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
smj999smj
Moderator


Joined: 22 Jan 2012
Posts: 4694
Location: Prospect, VA

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about that. Not exactly the best design idea on Nissan's part.
_________________
2006 Pathfinder LE VQ40DE AWD, Nitto Dura Grappler P265/65R17, aftermarket radiator, Airlift 1000's, Bilstein HD rear shocks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
disallow
Site Admin


Joined: 13 Aug 2008
Posts: 2641
Location: Winnipeg, Canada

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn, wish I had seen this sooner. I can confirm, there is no Schrader valve under this switch. My Rogue had the same issue.
_________________
Terry in Winnipeg

'05 Pathfinder SE Premium 4x4 - 315000kms (195000mi) - weekend warrior, Cortex Superchips on 87 Octane Tune, K&N filtercharger, Airlift 1000, Prodigy Brake controller, 7 pin trailer hookup, Prostart Remote Starter, Bilstein 4600 rear shocks, Cooper Discoverer ATw P265/70/16
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Nissan Path Forum Index -> R51 Miscellaneous All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group