Mazda 323/626/929/GLC/MX-6/RX-7 1978-1989

Condenser

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



R-12 refrigerant is a chlorofluorocarbon which, when released into the atmosphere, can contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer in the upper atmosphere. Ozone filters out harmful radiation from the sun. An approved R-12 recovery/recycling station that meets SAE standards should be used when discharging the system. Follow the operating instructions provided with the equipment exactly to properly discharge the system.

  1. Discharge the refrigerant system, as described in General Information & Maintenance of this repair guide.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. If necessary, remove the air cleaner assembly.
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  7. As required, remove the front grille, air seal cover and side lamps. Remove the clamps and the hood lock brace, if installed.
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  9. Disconnect and plug the condenser inlet, outlet and liquid lines to prevent the entry of moisture and dirt.
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  11. Remove the necessary components (such as the cooling fan on 323 models) in order to gain access to the condenser mounting bolts.
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  13. Unfasten the condenser mounting bolts and remove the condenser from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Lower the condenser into the vehicle and secure it with the mounting bolts. Reinstall all interference items.
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  3. Connect the suction, discharge and liquid lines to the condenser.
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  5. Install the hood lock brace and the clamps, if removed. Install the air seal and the front grille and side lamps.
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If a new condenser was installed, add approximately 30cc of clean compressor oil to the unit.

  1. If applicable, install the air cleaner assembly.
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  3. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Evacuate, charge and test the system as described in General Information & Maintenance .
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