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How do you change a A/C Condenser?

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how do you change a A/C Condenser?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 7 years ago.
Can you tell me year, make, model and engine size please?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Year 2006

Make Scion

Model XB

4 cylinder

 

Where is the accept button?

Expert:  Ron Z. replied 7 years ago.

CONDENSER

REMOVAL

  1. DISCONNECT CABLE FROM NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL CAUTION: Wait at least 90 seconds after disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal to prevent airbag and seat belt pretensioner activation.
  2. DISCHARGE REFRIGERANT FROM REFRIGERATION SYSTEM
  3. REMOVE RADIATOR GRILLE
  4. REMOVE FRONT BUMPER COVER
  5. REMOVE RADIATOR SUPPORT SEAL
  6. REMOVE LOW PITCHED HORN ASSEMBLY
  7. REMOVE HOOD LOCK ASSEMBLY
  8. REMOVE HOOD LOCK SUPPORT BRACE
  9. REMOVE RADIATOR SUPPORT OPENING COVER
  10. REMOVE UPPER RADIATOR SUPPORT SUB-ASSEMBLY

  1. DISCONNECT NO. 1 COOLER REFRIGERANT DISCHARGE HOSE
    1. Remove the bolt and disconnect the cooler refrigerant discharge hose from the condenser.
    2. Remove the O-ring from the cooler refrigerant discharge hose. NOTE: Seal the opening of the disconnected parts using vinyl tape to prevent moisture and foreign matter from entering.

  1. DISCONNECT LIQUID TUBE SUB-ASSEMBLY
    1. Remove the bolt and liquid tube from the condenser.
    2. Remove the O-ring from the liquid tube. NOTE: Seal the opening of the disconnected parts using vinyl tape to prevent moisture and foreign matter from entering.

  1. REMOVE CONDENSER WITH RECEIVER ASSEMBLY
    1. Remove the condenser w/receiver.

INSTALLATION

  1. INSTALL CONDENSER WITH RECEIVER ASSEMBLY
    1. Install the condenser w/receiver.

  1. CONNECT LIQUID TUBE SUB-ASSEMBLY
    1. Remove the vinyl tape attached to the pipe and condenser.
    2. Sufficiently apply compressor oil to a new O-ring and hose joint. Compressor oil: ND-OIL 8 or equivalent
    3. Install the O-ring to the liquid tube.
    4. Install the liquid tube sub-assembly to the condenser with the bolt. Torque: 5.4 N.m (55 kgf.cm, 48 in.lbf)

  1. CONNECT NO. 1 COOLER REFRIGERANT DISCHARGE HOSE
    1. Remove the vinyl tape attached to the hose and condenser.
    2. Sufficiently apply compressor oil to a new O-ring and hose joint. Compressor oil: ND-OIL 8 or equivalent
    3. Install the O-ring to the cooler refrigerant discharge hose.
    4. Connect the No. 1 cooler refrigerant discharge hose to the condenser with the bolt. Torque: 5.4 N.m (55 kgf.cm, 48 in.lbf)
  1. INSTALL UPPER RADIATOR SUPPORT SUB-ASSEMBLY
  2. INSTALL RADIATOR SUPPORT OPENING COVER
  3. INSTALL HOOD LOCK SUPPORT BRACE
  4. INSTALL HOOD LOCK ASSEMBLY
  5. INSTALL LOW PITCHED HORN ASSEMBLY
  6. INSTALL RADIATOR SUPPORT SEAL
  7. INSTALL FRONT BUMPER COVER
  8. INSTALL RADIATOR GRILLE
  9. ADJUST HOOD SUB-ASSEMBLY
  10. CONNECT CABLE TO NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL
  11. CHARGE REFRIGERANT
  12. WARM UP ENGINE
  13. CHECK FOR LEAKAGE OF REFRIGERANT
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
is this a difficult task?
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 7 years ago.
The time guide is calling for 2.5hrs to complete the job. you will also need to re-charge the a/c system after the procedure. to be honest, its no walk in the park.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

thanks

 

1000 from the dealer

where the part on line is 100-175.00

 

 

Worth an attempt

 

and of course the 15.00 for the directionsSmile

Expert:  Ron Z. replied 7 years ago.
You can do it! take your time, set the parts aside in the order you take them out. you'll be fine!
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