Chevrolet Chevette/1000 1976-1988 Repair Guide

Condenser

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1The A/C condenser is mounted to the radiator


CAUTION
Do not remove the radiator cap while the engine is still hot as the hot steam may cause personal injury.

  1. Have the A/C system properly discharged at a reputable repair shop using the proper equipment.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Drain the radiator.
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CAUTION
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.

  1. Remove the upper radiator support brackets.
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  3. Remove the two condenser bracket to radiator support nuts.
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  5. Disconnect the air conditioning hoses at the condenser.
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  7. Move the radiator rearward and lift out the condenser.
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  9. Reverse the above steps to install and add 2 oz. of clean refrigerant oil to a new condenser. Use new O-rings coated with clean refrigerant oil when connecting the refrigerant lines.
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  11. Take the vehicle to a reputable repair shop to have the A/C system evacuated, charged and leak tested, using the proper equipment.
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