REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
The refrigerant must be recovered by a licensed repair shop. Please refer to General Information & Maintenance of this manual before discharging/recovering the A/C system or disconnecting air conditioning lines.
- Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable.
- Remove the radiator grille, it may be necessary to remove the bumper on some models.
- Remove the hood front stay support.
- On the Hombre, it is necessary to remove the radiator.
- Remove the hood latch assembly.
- Disconnect the pressure switch.
- Disconnect the refrigerant lines.
- Remove the condenser, note the locations of vibration isolators and any retaining clips.
- Install the condenser. Tighten to 52 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
- Always install new seals coated with refrigerant oil.
- Connect the inlet fittings to the condenser. Tighten to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
- Connect the outlet fittings to the condenser. Tighten to 52 inch lbs. (6 Nm).
- Evacuate, leak test and charge the air conditioning system as outlined in General Information & Maintenance . If installing a new condenser, it is necessary to replace approximately 1 ounce of refrigerant oil.
After you have made repairs you should take the vehicle to a licensed air conditioning technician to have the system tested for leaks then recharged. Newer air conditioning systems equipped with R134a refrigerant are NOT compatible with R-12 refrigerant.
- Connect the negative (-) battery cable and check operation.