Volkswagen Front Wheel Drive 1974-1989 Repair Guide

Condenser

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Procedures for discharging and servicing the air conditioning system are described in General Information And Maintenance . If a refrigerant recovery/recycling machine is not available, this job should be done at the dealer or a shop that has this equipment.

  1. Discharge the air conditioning system into a refrigerant recovery/recycling machine.
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  3. Disconnect the battery cables and remove the battery.
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  5. Drain the cooling system and remove the radiator.
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  7. Disconnect the inlet and outlet lines at the condenser. Cap or plug the openings immediately.
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  9. Remove the retaining brackets from the condenser and carefully lift the condenser from the front of the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the condenser and brackets.
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  3. Connect the inlet and outlet lines to the condenser.
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  5. Install the radiator and connect the hoses.
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  7. If the equipped with an automatic transmission, install the fluid cooling lines to the radiator.
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  9. Connect the battery cable.
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  11. Evacuate and charge the air conditioning system.
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