Toyota Tercel 1984-1994 Repair Guide

Condenser

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2


CAUTION
On models equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) or "air bag,'' work must NOT be started until at least 90 seconds have passed from the time that both the ignition switch is turned to the LOCK position and the negative cable is disconnected from the battery.

In certain areas it may be illegal to service air conditioning components unless you are certified, consult with your local authorities.

  1. Recover the refrigerant from the system. Please refer to Routine Maintenance .
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Remove the front grille, hood lock and center brace. On 1987-1994 sedans, also remove the horn and condenser fan.
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  7. Disconnect the refrigerant lines from the condenser. Cap the openings immediately to keep moisture and dirt out of the system.
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  9. On some models, it will be necessary to remove the receiver/drier and its bracket from the condenser. Refer to the appropriate procedure outlined later in this section.
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  11. Remove the attaching bolts, then remove the condenser from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the condenser with the attaching bolts.
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  3. If applicable, install the receiver/drier with its bracket.
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  5. If the condenser is being replaced, add 1.4-1.7 fl. oz. (40-50 cc) of refrigerant oil to the system. On 1984-1986 sedans and all wagons, use Densoil 6, Suniso 5GS or equivalent. On 1987-1993 sedans, use Densoil 7 or equivalent. On 1994 models, use ND-Oil 9, made expressly for use with R134a. Do not use R-12 refrigerant, oil or components on R134a systems and vice versa. Expensive system damage will result, as they are not compatible.
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  7. Connect the refrigerant lines to the condenser. On 1984-1986 sedans and all wagons, torque the liquid line tube to 10 ft. lbs. (13 Nm) and the flexible hose to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm). On 1987-1990 sedans, torque the hold-down bolts to 4 ft. lbs. (5 Nm). On 1991-1993 models, torque the hold-down bolt to 9 ft. lbs. (13 Nm). On 1994 models, torque the hold-down bolt to 48 inch lbs. (5.4 Nm). Always use new O-rings, if applicable.
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  9. Install all components removed for access to the condenser.
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  11. Evacuate, charge and leak test the system.
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Fig. Fig. 1: On some models, it will be necessary to remove the horn, condenser fan and receiver/drier



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Fig. Fig. 2: Pull the condenser straight up, be careful not to damage it

 
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