REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
In certain areas it may be illegal to service air conditioning components unless you are certified, consult with your local authorities.
- Recover the refrigerant from the system. Please refer to Routine Maintenance .
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove the front grille, hood lock and center brace. On 1987-1994 sedans, also remove the horn and condenser fan.
- Disconnect the refrigerant lines from the condenser. Cap the openings immediately to keep moisture and dirt out of the system.
- 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.
- Remove the attaching bolts, then remove the condenser from the vehicle.
- Install the condenser with the attaching bolts.
- If applicable, install the receiver/drier with its bracket.
- 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.
- 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.
- Install all components removed for access to the condenser.
- Evacuate, charge and leak test the system.