5.11. Removal and installation to the place of components of the air conditioning system

Do not try to open a cooling contour. See the precautionary measures given in the Section Air conditioning system - the general information and precautionary measures.


The only procedure which can be easily made with the air conditioning system without recharge of coolant is a replacement of a driving compressor belt. This procedure is described in the Section Check and replacement of an auxiliary driving belt. All other operations have to be made in representative office of SAAB or in a specialized workshop on repair of air conditioning systems.

In need of ensuring access to other components, after removal of a driving belt the compressor can be отболчен and will shift without detachment of flexible hoses aside.

Access to the condenser is provided by removal of a radiator (and where is available - the built-in cooler).