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Old 05-17-07, 06:32 PM
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how to I replace AC condenser?
 
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Old 05-18-07, 04:56 AM
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If you are asking here, legally you can't. You must have equipment to recover the freon from the system before you open it up, which also carries a special license.
 
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Old 05-18-07, 05:30 AM
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Actually there currently are no restrictions on diy of 134A automotive a/c. If there is refrigerant in the system it must be recovered but that's about it.

We have went through this last year and it was decided by the owners of the site that since there are no restrictions on the sale of 134A that MVAC help is ok. It is just good practice to inform the diy'r to get the refrigerant recovered properly if it is charged.
 
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Old 05-18-07, 06:52 AM
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Thank you ,a stone made a hole and all the freaon is out.
I was going to replace the condenser and than have a meachanic add freon.
 
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Old 05-18-07, 10:14 AM
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Well, for starters, you will need to replace the receiver/drier as well, so be sure to include that in the job.

The condensor is basically a heat exchanger and very similar to your radiator. It will have two refrigerant lines and will be bolted in place with mounting hardware of some kind. The receiver/drier will be a cylindrical shape about the size of a small thermos, also with two refrigerant lines. To remove the condensor, depending on how it's mounted, you may need to remove a signifacant portion of the grill and possibly the radiator. Sometimes they have need a lift to put it in the air in order to remove from the bottom. Most DIY repair manuals are not going to have the procedures for this job becasue of the need for the specialized equipment. You can probably find it by buying a subscription for your vehicle from AllData; this is the same info the professional garages use.
 
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Old 05-18-07, 12:12 PM
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Thank you, I bought a new Condenser I think it has the dryer build on to it
This weekend I will see if I can fix it. Is it easy to download the instructions
from the side
 
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Old 05-18-07, 03:46 PM
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I don't want to sound like a commercial, but AllData is excellent; it is the same info that professional garages use (theirs is on cd/dvd and applies to all makes & models; the on-line subscription is for one particulat make/model).
 
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Old 05-18-07, 05:44 PM
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Thanks I did sign up with alldata looks easy just follow instruction thank you
I will post after I do the job
Thanks a million
 
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