Pontiac Fiero 1984-1988 Repair Guide

Air Conditioning Condenser

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 Air conditioning condenser components typically found on Fiero models

  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery cable.
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CAUTION
Please refer to 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. Raise the vehicle and support with jackstands
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  3. Remove the front grille assembly.
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  5. After the system has been discharged, remove the condenser lines.
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Use care when removing the condenser lines because they are made of soft aluminum. Use a flare nut wrench to remove the fittings.

  1. Remove the lower condenser attaching bolts and remove the condenser from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. Install the condenser into lower mount and torque the lower attaching bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
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  3. Install new O-rings on both condenser lines and lubricate with 525 viscosity refrigerant oil.
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  5. Install both condenser lines and torque the inlet line to 13 ft. lbs. (17Nm) and the outlet line to 17 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
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  7. Install the grille assembly.
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  9. Lower the vehicle and install the upper condenser attaching bolts and torque to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
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  11. Have the system evacuated and charged by a qualified technician.
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