MACS Recommended Service Procedures


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As a service to the mobile A/C service and repair industry, consumers and at the urging of MACS membership, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has compiled several documents outlining mobile A/C recommended service procedures, mobile A/C system inspection procedures, preventive maintenance and service checklists.


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Anyone wishing to comment on the MACS Mobile A/C Service Procedures Document may do so by calling the MACS
office at 215/631-7020 and accessing extension 303 or by e-mail at macsworldwide@macsw.org

 SAE J-Standards - Interior Climate Control Standards Committee
 
The following SAE documents are referenced in MACS training materials and provided here as a convenient list for our members.
These documents are published and available on the SAE website at http://standards.sae.org for review and purchase.

•J639 – Safety Standards for Motor Vehicle Refrigerant Vapor Compression Systems (Revised Dec 2011)
•J1627 – Performance Criteria for Electronic Refrigerant Leak Detectors (Stabilized Apr 2011)
•J1628 – Technician Procedures for Refrigerant Leak Detection in Service of Mobile Air Conditioning
Systems (Revised July 2014)
•J1771 – Criteria for Refrigerant Identification Equipment for Use with Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (Stabilized May 2011)
•J1990 – R-12 Recovery and Recycle Equipment for Mobile Automotive Air Conditioning Systems (Stabilized May 2011)
•J1991 – R-12 Standard of Purity for Use in Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (Stabilized Aug 2011)
•J2064 – R-134a and R-1234yf Refrigerant Automotive Air Conditioning Hose and Assemblies (Revised
Feb 2011)
•J2099 – Standard of Purity for Recycled HFC-134a (R-134a) and HFO-1234yf (R-1234yf) For Use in Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (Revised April 2012)
•J2196 – Service Hose for Automotive Air Conditioning (Stabilized Nov 2011)
•J2197 – R-134a Service Hose Fittings for Automotive Air Conditioning Service Equipment (Stabilized Aug 2011)
•J2209 – R-12 Refrigerant (Recovery Only) Equipment for Mobile Automotive Air Conditioning Systems (Stabilized Aug 2011)
•J2210 – R-134a Recovery/Recycling Equipment for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (Cancelled Nov 2010, Replaced by SAE J2788)
•J2211 – Recommended Service Procedure for the Containment of HFC-134a (R-134a) (Stabilized Nov 2011)
•J2296 – Retest of Refrigerant Container (Revised June 2012)
•J2297 – Ultraviolet Leak Detection: Stability and Compatibility Criteria of Fluorescent Refrigerant Leak Detection Dyes for Mobile R-134a and R-1234yf Air Conditioning Systems (Revised Jan 2013)
•J2299 – Ultraviolet Leak Detection: Performance Requirements for Fluorescent Refrigerant Leak Detection Dye Injection Equipment for Aftermarket Service of Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (Stabilized Jan 2012)
•J2670 – Stability and Compatibility Criteria for Additives and Flushing Materials Intended for Aftermarket Use in R-134a and R-1234yf Vehicle Air Conditioning Systems (Revised Feb 2011)
•J2683 – Refrigerant Purity and Container Requirement for Carbon Dioxide (CO2 / R-744) Used in Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (Issued June 2005)
•J2727 – Mobile Air Conditioning System Refrigerant Emission Charts for R-134a and R-1234yf (Revised April 2013)
•J2762 – Method for Removal of Refrigerant from Mobile Air Conditioning System to Quantify Charge Amount (Issued Feb 2011)
•J2772 – Measurement of Passenger Compartment Refrigerant Concentrations Under System Refrigerant Leakage Conditions (Issued Feb 2011)
•J2773 – Standard for Refrigerant Risk Analysis for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (Issued Feb 2011)
•J2776 – Refrigerant Purity and Container Requirements for New R-134a Refrigerant Used in Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (Revised Jan 2013)
•J2788 – R-134a Recovery/Recycle/Recharging Equipment for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (Revised Jan 2013)
•J2791 – R-134a Refrigerant Electronic Leak Detectors, Minimum Performance Criteria (Revised Jan 2013)
•J2810 – R-134a Refrigerant (Recovery Only) Equipment for Mobile Automotive Air Conditioning Systems (Issued Oct 2007)
•J2842 – R-1234yf and R-744 Design Criteria and Certification for OEM Mobile Air Conditioning Evaporator and Service Replacements (Issued Feb 2011)
•J2843 – R-1234yf Recovery/Recycling/Recharging Equipment for Flammable Refrigerants for Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (Revised Jan 2013)
•J2844 – R-1234yf New Refrigerant Purity and Container Requirements for Use in Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (Revised Jan 2013)
•J2845 – R-1234yf and R-744 Technician Training for Service and Containment of Refrigerants Used in Mobile A/C Systems (Revised Jan 2013)
•J2851 – Recovery Equipment for Contaminated Refrigerant from Mobile Automotive Air Conditioning Systems (Revised Feb 2012)
•J2888 – R-1234yf Service Hose, Fittings and Couplers for Mobile Refrigerant Systems Service Equipment (Revised Jan 2013)
•J2911 – Procedure for Certification that Requirements For Mobile Air Conditioning System Components, Service Equipment, and Service Technician Training Meet SAE J Standards (Revised Jan 2013)
•J2912 – Performance Requirements for R-134a and R-1234yf Refrigerant Diagnostic Identifiers for Use with Mobile Air Conditioning Systems (Revised Dec 2014)
•J2913 – R-1234yf Refrigerant Electronic Leak Detectors, Minimum Performance Criteria (Issued Feb 2011)
•J2927 – R-1234yf Refrigerant Identifier Installed In Recovery and Recycling Equipment For Use With Mobile A/C Systems (Revised June 2012)
•J3030 – Automotive Refrigerant Recovery/Recycling equipment intended for use with multiple refrigerants (Work In Progress Standard)

List updated on January 22, 2015.