REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Replacing the condenser will also make it necessary to replace the suction accumulator/drier
- Disconnect the negative battery cable and properly discharge the refrigerant from the air conditioning system. Observe all safety precautions.
- Drain the cooling system and remove the radiator from the vehicle.
- Disconnect the 2 refrigerant lines from the fittings on the right side of the condenser. Refer to the Spring Lock Coupling Procedure chart.
- Remove the 2 plastic screws and 1 bolt from each upper splash shield. Place both splash shields aside.
- Remove the lower front splash shield retaining nuts and place the splash shield aside.
- If equipped with the 2.2L engine, disconnect the condenser fan electrical connector. Remove the bolts and nut securing the condenser fan and position the fan aside.
- If equipped with the 2.2L turbocharged engine, remove the 4 nuts retaining the intercooler to the brackets and position the intercooler aside.
- Remove the 4 bolts and 2 nuts attaching the condenser to the radiator support. Remove the condenser from the vehicle.
- Add 1 oz. (30 ml) of clean refrigerant oil (Motorcraft YN-2 or equivalent, for the 2.2L engine or Motorcraft YN-9 or equivalent, for the 3.0L engine) to a new replacement condenser.
- Position the condenser assembly into its mounting position and install the attaching bolts and nuts.
- Reposition and secure the intercooler and condenser fan, as required.
- Reposition and secure the splash shields.
- Connect the refrigerant lines to the condenser assembly. Perform the spring-lock coupling connection procedure.
- Install the radiator and fill the cooling system according to the proper procedure.
- Leak test, evacuate and charge the refrigerant system according to the proper procedure. Observe all safety precautions.