Please refer to Section 1 for all Charging and Discharging procedures.
It may be illegal in certain areas to service air conditioning components unless you are certified and have an approved recovery/recycling station. Consult with your local authorities.
Removing the condenser is not usually a difficult job, although some bolts may be hard to access. Some do-it-yourself mechanics may encounter air conditioning troubles after the condenser is reinstalled if the system fails to work properly. Remember some simple rules to avoid air conditioning problems.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
This will freeze any surface, including your eyes, that it contacts. In addition, the refrigerant decomposes into a poisonous gas in the presence of a flame. Do not open or disconnect any part of the air conditioning system until you have read the SAFETY WARNINGS information.
- Either discharge the A/C system using an approved recovery station or have the A/C discharged by a reputable repair facility.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove the necessary components in order to gain access to the condenser retaining bolts.
- Remove the condenser refrigerant lines and plug them with a clean shop towel.
On the some models, the receiver/drier assembly should be removed before removing the condenser.
- Remove the condenser retaining bolts. Remove the condenser from the vehicle.
- Install the condenser in the vehicle and evenly tighten all the mounting bolts equally.
Always use new O-rings in all refrigerant lines.
- Reconnect all the refrigerant lines.
- Install all the necessary equipment in order to gain access to the condenser mounting bolts.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Either properly evacuate and charge the A/C system using an approved charging station or have the system serviced by a reputable repair facility.