GM Blazer/Jimmy/Typhoon/Bravada 1983-1993 Repair Guide

Air Conditioning Condenser

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1


CAUTION
Please refer to General Information & Maintenance before discharging the compressor or disconnecting air conditioning lines. Damage to the air conditioning system or personal injury could result. Consult your local laws concerning refrigerant discharge and recycling. In many areas it may be illegal for anyone but a certified technician to service the A/C system. Always use an approved recovery station when discharging the air conditioning.

  1. Either discharge the refrigerant into a suitable recovery system (if available) or have the system discharged by a professional shop.
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  3. Drain the engine cooling system.
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  5. Remove the radiator from the vehicle. For details, please refer to the procedure located earlier in this section.
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  7. For 1983-91 vehicles:
    1. Remove the shields at both sides of the radiator support.
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    3. Remove the condenser retainers and insulators.
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    5. Disconnect the condenser lines, then immediately plug all openings to prevent system contamination.
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    7. Remove the condenser from the vehicle.
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  9. For 1992-93 vehicles:
    1. Disconnect the compressor/condenser hose assembly from the condenser. Immediately plug the openings in order to prevent system contamination.
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    3. Disconnect the evaporator tube from the condenser. Again, plug all openings immediately.
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    5. Remove the insulator bolts, then remove the upper insulator retainers.
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    7. Remove the condenser from the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Condenser mounting

To install:
  1. Install the condenser to the vehicle and secure using the upper insulators and retainers.
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  3. Remove the plugs and connect the refrigerant lines to the condenser. Tighten the fittings to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm), except for the evaporator tube fitting on 1992-93 vehicles which should only be tightened to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm).
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  5. For 1982-91 vehicles, install the shields to both sides of the radiator support.
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  7. Install the radiator assembly, then connect the negative battery cable.
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  9. Properly refill the engine cooling system and recharge the A/C system. Refer to General Information & Maintenance of this guide for details on both procedures.
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