2010 Ford Mustang Condenser Replacement

Tiny
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  • 2010 FORD MUSTANG
  • 5.4L
  • V8
  • RWD
  • MANUAL
  • 18,000 MILES
Hey guys, I watched the video on you tube about replacing the A/C condenser on a 2011 V6 Mustang. Great video. I need to replace mine buts its on a GT500. I have one question. In the video on the V6 why did y'all disconnect the radiator hoses and drain the fluid if you were just replacing the A/C Condenser?
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Tiny
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The radiator has to be at least moved if not completely removed. Your car is supercharged and will be quite different from the 6 cylinder mustang.

Here are the factory instructions.

Removal and Installation

All vehicles

With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Vehicle Jacking and Lifting.
Recover the refrigerant.
Remove the 8 upper radiator air deflector pin-type retainers and remove the air deflector.

4.6L vehicles

Remove the Air Cleaner (ACL) outlet tube. For additional information, refer to Fuel Delivery and Air Induction.

5.4L vehicles

Remove the 2 degas bottle bolts and position the degas bottle aside.

All vehicles

Remove the 4 upper radiator bracket bolts and the 2 upper radiator brackets.

To install, tighten to 10 Nm (89 lb-in).

Remove the condenser inlet fitting nut and disconnect the fitting.

Discard the O-ring seal and gasket seal.
To install, tighten to 15 Nm (133 lb-in).

NOTE: The radiator must be positioned rearward to access the 2 upper condenser bolts.

Remove the 2 upper condenser bolts.

To install, tighten to 9 Nm (80 lb-in).

Remove the 9 lower radiator air deflector screws and the lower radiator air deflector.
Remove the condenser outlet fitting nut and disconnect the fitting.

Discard the O-ring seal and gasket seal.
To install, tighten to 15 Nm (133 lb-in).

Remove the 2 lower condenser nuts and position the power steering cooler line aside.

To install, tighten to 9 Nm (80 lb-in).

NOTE: The condenser core must be removed from below the vehicle.

Remove the condenser core.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Install new gasket seals and O-ring seals.
Add the correct amount of clean PAG oil to the refrigerant system. For additional information, refer to the Refrigerant Oil Adding procedure.

Evacuate, leak test and charge the refrigerant system.
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