Chrysler Full-Size Vans 1967-1988 Repair Guide

Air Conditioning Condenser

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Discharge the refrigerant system. See General Information And Maintenance .
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  3. Disconnect the refrigerant lines from the condenser. Cap all openings immediately!
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  5. Drain the cooling system.
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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. Disconnect the upper radiator hose.
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  3. Remove the bolts retaining the ends of the radiator upper support to the side supports.
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  5. Carefully pull the top edge of the radiator rearward and remove the condenser upper support.
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  7. Lift out the condenser.
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  9. If a new condenser is being installed, add 1 fl.oz. of new refrigerant oil to the new condenser. Installation is the reverse of removal. Always use new O-rings coated with clean refrigerant oil on the line fittings. Evacuate, charge and leak test the system.
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