HOW DO I CHANGE AND REPLACE THE AC CONDENSER

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2002 Dodge Stratus
  • 23,000 miles

How do I change and replace the A/C condenser

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 AT 1:31 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
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This should be done by a qualified a/c person. The system has to be evacuated and recharged. If not done properly you will have a/c problems in future.
A/C CONDENSER
Removal

1. Recover refrigerant from A/C system with R 134a refrigerant recovery machine. See RECOVERY, EVACUATION & SERVICING PROCEDURES article in GENERAL SERVICING.
2. Remove front fascia. Remove upper radiator support cross member.
3. Remove transmission cooler lines.

NOTE: Cap lines while system is open to prevent moisture from entering system.

4. Remove A/C lines. See Fig. 20 . Remove two condenser mounting bolts. Lift condenser up out of the vehicle.

Reverse for reasassembly make sure to evacuate after reinstallling condensor an dchecking oil level then recharge system

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