REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Using an approved R-12 or R-134a recovery/recycling station, follow the manufacturer's instructions to discharge the refrigerant system (see Routine Maintenance ).
- Disconnect the refrigerant lines from the condenser. Cap all openings immediately!
- Drain the cooling system.
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to 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.
- If necessary, disconnect the upper radiator hose, remove the bolts retaining the ends of the radiator upper support to the side supports. Carefully pull the top edge of the radiator rearward and remove the condenser upper support.
- Lift out the condenser.
- If a new condenser is being installed, add 1 fl. oz. of new refrigerant oil (whether R-12 or R-134a, as required) to the new condenser. Always use new O-rings coated with clean refrigerant oil on the line fittings. Use an approved R-12 recovery/recycling station, and follow the manufacturer's instructions to evacuate, charge and leak test the system.
- Install the condenser, then install and tighten the mounting hardware.
- If removed, install and fill the cooling system.
- Connect the negative battery cable.