REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
The condenser is located in the front of the engine. It looks like a skinny radiator, and is usually located between the grille and radiator.
- Properly discharge the refrigerant system, this must be performed by a properly trained and certified mechanic in a facility equipped with refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment that meets SAE standards.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- On the Land Cruiser, remove the hood lock brace and the center support brace. On pick-ups remove the grille and hood lock brace. On 1989-95 4Runner, remove the hood lock brace, marker lights and grille. On 1996 models remove the grille, horn, hood lock, center brace and receiver with holder. On the T100, remove the grille, horn, hood lock and center brace. On the Tacoma, remove the grille, hood lock and bumper filler.
- Disconnect the discharge hose from the condenser inlet fitting. Disconnect the liquid tubes from the receiver/drier. Discard all old O-rings, then cap the lines immediately to prevent entry of dirt.
- On 4Runner, remove the electric fan and motor from the condenser.
- Remove the retaining bolts and remove the condenser.
- Place the unit in position and install the retaining bolts. Make certain the rubber bushings and supports are present and correctly installed.
- For 4Runner, install the electric fan.
- If the condenser has been replace with a new one, add 40-50 cc (1.4-1.7 fl. oz) of ND-Oil 8 or an equivalent refrigerant oil into the condenser. Do not add oil if the original condenser is being reinstalled. Connect the discharge hose, then tighten it to 7-14 ft. lbs. (9-18 Nm). Connect the lines to the receiver, then tighten them only to 48-52 inch lbs. (5-6 Nm). Do not overtighten.
- Install the hood lock brace, center support, horn, grille, receiver and lighting as necessary.
- Connect the negative battery cable.
- Evacuate the system, then have an authorized service station recharge it.
- Test the system for operation.