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Toyota Tacoma 2015-2018 Service Manual: Precaution



(a) Compatibility

(1) The parts used in the refrigerant cycle, the compressor oil, etc. of the HFO-1234yf (R1234yf) system are not compatible with the conventional HFC-134a (R134a) system.

(b) HFO-1234yf (R1234yf) Refrigerant

(1) Always use HFO-1234yf (R1234yf) as the refrigerant.


  • Do not charge the system with refrigerant near open flames, as HFO-1234yf (R1234yf) is combustible.
  • When charging the system with refrigerant, make sure the area is well ventilated (especially be careful in areas where the gas can easily accumulate such as under lifts and in garage pits, as the gas is heavier than air).
  • Follow any local regulations regarding combustible gases.
  • Be sure to use a refrigerant recovery unit that is compatible with HFO-1234yf (R1234yf) systems.


The shape of the service port for refrigerant charging has an exclusive design conforming to international standards for HFO-1234yf (R1234yf) to prevent improper refrigerant charging.

(c) Compressor Oil

(1) Always use PSD1 or equivalent as the compressor oil.

(2) When parts of the air conditioning system are removed, quickly block off any areas that are exposed to the outside air with plugs, vinyl tape, etc., as the oil used for HFO-1234yf (R1234yf) systems absorbs moisture easily.

(3) Do not allow the compressor oil to splash, as the oil used for HFO-1234yf (R1234yf) systems has harmful effects on acrylic resins.

(d) Evacuation

(1) When evacuating the system, be sure to use a refrigerant recovery unit, refrigerant recycler and refrigerant charger that are compatible with HFO-1234yf (R1234yf) systems.

(e) Refrigerant Gas Leak Inspection

(1) Use a gas leak detector to check for refrigerant gas leaks.


Be sure to use a gas leak detector that is compatible with HFO-1234yf (R1234yf) systems.

(2) Ignition switch off when checking for refrigerant leaks.


  • If the engine is running when checking for leaks, the leaking gas becomes diluted in the air by the fan and blower and detection becomes more difficult.
  • If the air conditioning system is operating when checking for leaks, the refrigerant pressure in the system decreases and it becomes harder for gas to leak.
  • If the air conditioning system is operating when checking for leaks, an electronic gas leak detector will react to the sudden change in humidity due to the humid air from the drain hose and a faulty judgment will be made.


(a) In case refrigerant gets in your eyes

(1) Do not rub your eyes with your hands or a handkerchief.

(2) Consult an eye doctor.

(b) Handling of Refrigerant (Container)

(1) Do not heat the container. If the container is directly heated or put into boiling water, the pressure inside the can will become abnormally high and the can may burst.

(2) Do not drop or strike the container.

(3) Do not bring the container anywhere near your face. Also, always wear eye protection.

(c) Pipe Installation

(1) Always use new O-rings.


When removing an O-ring, use an object with a soft tip so as not to damage the piping.

(2) Apply a sufficient amount of compressor oil (PSD1 or equivalent) to the O-ring.

(3) Route the hoses in the way they are naturally shaped. Do not twist or forcibly bend the hoses.

(4) Do not use cloth gloves, etc. as fibers adhered to O-rings can lead to refrigerant gas leaks.

On-vehicle Inspection
ON-VEHICLE INSPECTION PROCEDURE 1. INSPECT REFRIGERANT PRESSURE (a) This method uses a refrigerant recovery unit set to locate problem areas. Read the refrigerant pressure when the test condition ...

REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE 1. RECOVER REFRIGERANT FROM REFRIGERATION SYSTEM (a) Start the engine. (b) Operate the cooler compressor under the conditions shown below: Item Conditi ...

Other materials:

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE 1. INSTALL ENGINE WATER PUMP ASSEMBLY (a) Install the engine water pump assembly and a new gasket to the timing chain cover assembly with the 15 bolts. Torque: for Bolt A and B : 11 N·m {112 kgf·cm, 8 ft·lbf} for Bolt C : 21 N·m {214 kgf ...

Slave Module Horizontal Axis Misalignment (C1AC2)
DESCRIPTION This DTC is stored when the angle of the blind spot monitor sensor RH deviates more than the allowable range from the horizontal axis. HINT: If drum tester such as a speedometer tester, brake/speedometer combination tester or chassis dynamometer is used with the blind spot monitor ...

Open or Short in Master Cylinder Pressure Sensor (C1421,C1423,C1424,C142A,C1449)
DESCRIPTION DTC No. Detection Item DTC Detection Condition Trouble Area C1421 Open or Short in Master Cylinder Pressure Sensor Any of the following is detected: When voltage at terminal +BS is 9.5 V or ...

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