Tucson 2006-2008

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/recycling/charging station.
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  5. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
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  7. Remove the coolant reservoir, but do not disconnect the reservoir hose from the coolant reservoir and the radiator.
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  9. Remove bolt (A) and the radiator bracket (B) from the radiator.

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    Fig. Remove bolt (A) and the radiator bracket (B) from the radiator

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  11. Remove the bolts (A), then disconnect the discharge line and condenser line from the condenser.
    WARNING
    Plug or cap the lines immediately after disconnecting them to avoid moisture and dust contamination.



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    Fig. Remove bolts (A) and disconnect the discharge line and condenser line from the condenser

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  13. Remove bolts (A) and remove the condenser (B) by lifting it up.
    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the radiator and condenser fins when removing the condenser.



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    Fig. Remove bolts (A) and remove the condenser (B) by lifting it up

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To install:

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. If you're installing a new condenser, add the appropriate amount of refrigerant oil.
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    3. Replace the O-rings with new ones at each fitting, and apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil before installing them. Be sure to use the right O-rings for R-134a to avoid leakage.
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    5. Be careful not to damage the radiator and condenser fins when installing the condenser.
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    7. Be sure to install the lower mounting cushions of the condenser securely into the holes.
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    9. Evacuate, charge the system, and test its performance.

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      Fig. A/C system condenser location

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