replacing ac condenser?

John D

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My air conditioning started to give out and I have found I need to replace the condenser. Has anyone replaced this and if so, do you have any tips or things to watch for? Looking at it with my tech it seems like it might be able to lift out pretty easily but I thought I'd ask before we get started on it.

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All you should have to do is remove the accessories belt and then unbolt the old one and put in the new one. I changed my alternator a few weeks ago and it was very easy. This should be about the same effort, though you'll need to access it from under the car as far as I can tell.
 

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Have you confirmed the leak is in the condenser. o-rings are notorious for leaking. I had to change the o-rings at the compressor suction and discharge.
 
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Have you confirmed the leak is in the condenser. o-rings are notorious for leaking. I had to change the o-rings at the compressor suction and discharge.
We put some dye in the system and it showed at the side of the condenser where the cooling fins meet the edge.
 
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