How do you change the A/C Condenser on a 2004 Navigator?

Tiny
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  • 2004 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
I have already been told that my condenser needs to be changed due to a hole. I ordered a condenser through autozone and it should be here in 2 days. Please give me detail instructions on how to remove and install the condenser along with proper charging of A/c unit. Thanks for the support.

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KC
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Monday, July 16th, 2007 AT 12:48 PM

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Tiny
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Well I completed this project last week and found out it was easy as hell. Probably a one wrench to two wrench job on a five wrench scale. Basically you remove all the plastic screw tabs from the top. Should be about 6 if I remember correctly (no more than 8 total). After you remove those, you unscrew the lines connected to the condenser (two 13mm). Once you remove those, remove the two brackets connecting the condenser to the radiator (two 10mm). Once thats removed, loosen the brackets holding the condenser in place (two 10mm). Slide the old condenser out. I took the foam off the bottom of the old condenser and glued it to the bottom of the new condenser(bought it at autozone for $189). Seat the new condenser in the rubber garmets. Tighten the brackets that hold it in place. And reverse the rest of these instructions. A simple job. Took all of about 30 minutes to remove and replace. For those who have to encounter this project, take my word for it, it is very easy. It was so easy that I ended up asking the garage personnel who oversaw the project, if I was missing something. He laughed and said no. Mind you, I had been quoted anywhere from $300(with me providing the part) to over $700 to perform this service. He recharged my a/c for $45 and I was on my way. Good luck to anyone that this project helps out.
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Monday, July 23rd, 2007 AT 7:23 AM

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