AC Installation & Warranty Information

 

APE Auto Parts warrants all automotive air conditioning parts to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date purchased. This warranty only applies to compressors when proper installation is met by replacing the accumulator, expansion device, flushing the system of all debris, and using the proper type and amount of system oil. This warranty does not cover any expenses incurred in the removal and / or reinstallation of the auto part. Specifically, this warranty does not cover any expenses for FREON, OTHER PARTS not purchased from APE Auto Parts, or LABOR. This warranty is offered only to the original purchaser of the compressor. This warranty does not apply, and will be voided, if the auto part sold has been damaged by abuse, misuse, accident, neglect, or alteration. If the auto part sold should prove defective in material or workmanship within the warranty period, call our customer service center at 888-624-4005 to obtain a Sales Return Authorization number, which should be included with any and all returns. APE Auto Parts will, at its option, replace or repair the compressor free of charge and return it to you postage prepaid. Sales Return Authorization numbers expire after 60 days.

THE EXPRESS WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE IS EXCLUSIVE AND NO OTHER WARRANTIES OR ANY KIND, WHETHER STATUTORY, ORAL, WRITTEN, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE SHALL APPLY. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THE DESCRIPTION ON THE FACE HEREOF. THE CONSUMERS EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF WARRANTY AND APE Auto Parts ONLY OBLIGATION ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH BREACH OF WARRANTY, SHALL BE THOSE STATED HEREIN. APE Auto Parts EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE AUTO PART SOLD.

This warranty gives you specific rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. In addition, some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some do not allow the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages. Accordingly, limitations as to these matters contained herein may not apply to you.

Warranty Summary
APE Auto Parts warranties its compressors for 365 days from the original date of purchase. For the warranty to be valid please note the following:

1) The system MUST be flushed with a no residue liquid flush or approved flushing system (e.g., live flush system), then blown out with compressed air.

2) The accumulator or filter/drier MUST be replaced.

3) If the system uses an orifice filter, the filter MUST be replaced. (If the system uses an expansion valve or block, it must be clean and in good repair or replaced with new).

4) The system MUST be vacuumed/evacuated for at least 30 minutes.

5) A licensed technician MUST install the refrigerant to properly gauged pressure levels.

6) In certain instances with vehicles using FS10/FX15 compressors that have locked down, the condenser should be replaced.

7) All related replacement parts purchased with the compressor through APE Auto Parts are warranted for replacement for 12 months. (Parts purchased from other suppliers are NOT covered by this replacement warranty). This EXCLUDES FREON.

8) For parts not purchased though APE Auto Parts, proof of purchase and/or installation dated on or before the date of service is required.

9) Labor for installation or reinstallation is NOT covered under warranty.

10) It is highly recommended that licensed technicians at reputable repair shops perform all installations.

Consider
A compressor is a motor, like any motor the oil reservoir must be clean and contain oil. The system (condenser, lines, etc....) is the oil reservoir. It all must be clean. You must flush the lines and condenser with a liquid flush. We only recommend using a liquid flush, followed by compressed air. Use of Varsol to clean the condenser and all hoses is acceptable. It should be followed with a "no residue" solvent such as Chlorothane or Trichlorothane. Of course, follow this with compressed air.

Procedure
1) Remove Freon and remove the old compressor. Disconnect the high pressure line (the small line) at the evaporator (for now leave the orifice tube / expansion valve in place).

2) IMPORTANT: The high pressure lines and condenser will most likely be dirty. Flush the lines and the condenser with the recommended liquid flush followed with compressed air. It's easy. Pour cleaner, about 1/2 quart, in the high pressure line where it attached to the compressor. Let it flow down into the condenser and then blow it out with plenty of air. Once fluid and trash quit coming out, repeat with additional cleaner and air. Do this until you get clean fluid to exit the lines.

3) In most cases the orifice screen or drier filter will have kept the evaporator free from debris. If the evaporator is dirty it must be cleaned. Use only a "no residue" solvent in the evaporator as these solvents tend to evaporate quickly. Extra care is necessary to blow all the solvent from the evaporator as often the tubes are not at the lowest point of the core. If the evaporator is flushed you should allow additional time with the vacuum pump on the system in order to "boil out" all solvent. No solvent can be left in the system.

4) Always, WITH NO EXCEPTION, install a new accumulator or drier, and orifice tube (certain vehicles require a new "liquid line" which contains the orifice tube). It is acceptable to use the old expansion valve, on vehicles so equipped, if it is clean and working. Now, with everything clean, install the compressor.

5) Vacuum and service the system (Vacuum the system a minimum of 30 minutes).

** Our compressors are shipped with NO OIL. Add the appropriate amount of oil to the system based on the manufacturers specifications prior to the refrigerant charge.

Note: We make every effort to supply all compressors with the appropriate electrical connections. However, it is possible that the connector on our compressor could be different that your application. If this is the case, you may cut the wire in order to use your connection WITHOUT affecting your warranty

Note: If switches and/or a line manifold are necessary, use these from the old unit.

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