2003 Suzuki Vitara Blown head gasket following AC condenser

Tiny
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Air Conditioning problem
2003 Suzuki Vitara Four Wheel Drive Manual

My garage installed a brand-new ac condenser. Thirty minutes after driving away, my radiator sprung a leak and blew the head gasket. Is there any link between these? I am faced with installing a $3000 rebuilt engine as the garage accepts no responsibility.
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Friday, July 2nd, 2010 AT 6:13 AM

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They would have to work around the radiator to remove the condensor. It is possible they damaged the radiator threaten them with a lawyer? Note the last sentence of the removal instructuions !

Condenser Assembly Removal and Installation for H27 Engine Model
Removal
Disconnect negative (-) cable at battery.
Recover refrigerant by using recovery and recycling equipment. Be sure to follow the instruction manual for the equipment.
The amount of compressor oil removed must be measured and the same amount added to the system.
Remove front bumper assembly and lower stay (1) referring to FRONT BUMPER COMPONENTS.
Disconnect compressor delivery hose (1) and liquid pipe (2) from condenser inlet fittings.
CAUTION:As soon as above hose and pipe are disconnected, cap opened fittings so that moisture and dust do not enter condenser.

Disconnect coupler from triple pressure switch (1).
Disconnect condenser cooling fan motor coupler (2).
Remove condenser fan mounting nuts (1) from condenser.
Remove condenser fan.
NOTE:Be careful not to damage fins of condenser.

Remove condenser mounting bolts (1) from vehicle.
Remove condenser.

NOTE:Be careful not to damage fins of condenser and radiator.
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 7:53 PM

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