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Can any one help please, how do i take out and replace the AC
Condenser, , i have a leak in my one some need to replace it.

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This is not a quick job and does not require any special tools other than you need to remove the fan. The condenser comes out with the radiator and S/C cooler. (All three together) If you have time and patients as well as the ability to vacuum and recharge the system, go for it. ibis1 :wink:
 

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You have to subscribe to Topix... in the sticky.
 

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sorry, new to this forum. How do you subscribe? does the radiator has to come out in order to remove the condenser or you can just losen the radiator? Thanks for any feed back.
 

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I have a CD I purchased off of ebay for 10 or 15 bucks, and this is what I found in it regarding changing the condenser. I will attempt to post it here. , the dra wings don't copy.



Air Conditioning - V8 S/C 4.2L Petrol - Condenser Core
Removal and Installation
Removal
• NOTE: The receiver drier need only be changed under the following circumstances: There is dirt in the refrigerant circuit ( eg.
compressor seizure ). The system is leaking and refrigerant has been lost to atmosphere. Refrigerant circuit has been open more
than 24 hours due to repair.
• NOTE: Always protect the cooling pack elements to prevent accidental damage.
1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
For additional information, refer to: Specifications (414-00 Battery
and Charging System - General Information, Specifications).
2. Remove the radiator assembly.
For additional information, refer to: Radiator (303-03A Engine
Cooling - V8 S/C 4.2L Petrol, Removal and Installation).
3. Remove the supercharger radiator.
Remove the 4 bolts.
4 NOTE: The receiver drier need only be changed under the
following circumstances: There is dirt in the refrigerant circuit ( eg.
compressor seizure ). The system is leaking and refrigerant has
been lost to atmosphere. Refrigerant circuit has been open more
than 24 hours due to repair.
Remove the condenser core.
Remove the 2 screws.
Release the 2 clips.
Remove the bolt.
Installation
1. Install the condenser core.
Align the condenser core.
Secure the clips.
Install the screws.
Tighten the bolt to 6 Nm (4 lb.ft).
2. Install the supercharger radiator.
Install the 4 bolts and tighten to 10 Nm (7 lb.ft).
3. Install the radiator assembly.
For additional information, refer to: Radiator (303-03A Engine
Cooling - V8 S/C 4.2L Petrol, Removal and Installation).
4. Install the battery ground cable.
For additional information, refer to: Specifications (414-00 Battery

and Charging System - General Information, Specifications

Rad removal---

Engine Cooling - V8 S/C 4.2L Petrol - Radiator
Removal and Installation
Removal
1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
For additional information, refer to: Specifications (414-00 Battery
and Charging System - General Information, Specifications).
2. Recover the A/C refrigerant.
For additional information, refer to: Air Conditioning (A/C) System
Recovery, Evacuation and Charging (412-00 Climate Control
System - General Information, General Procedures).
3. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
For additional information, refer to: Air Cleaner (303-12A Intake
Air Distribution and Filtering - V8 S/C 4.2L Petrol, Removal and
Installation).
4. Remove the cooling fan drive pulley.
For additional information, refer to: Cooling Fan (303-03A Engine
Cooling - V8 S/C 4.2L Petrol, Removal and Installation).
5. WARNING: Since injury such as scalding could be caused by
escaping steam or coolant, do not remove the filler cap from the
coolant expansion tank while the system is hot.
Drain the cooling system.
For additional information, refer to: Cooling System Draining,
Filling and Bleeding (303-03A Engine Cooling - V8 S/C 4.2L Petrol,
General Procedures).
6. Remove the radiator grille.
For additional information, refer to: Radiator Grille (501-08
Exterior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
7. Remove the auxiliary coolant pump.
For additional information, refer to: Coolant Pump (303-03D)
Supercharger Cooling, Removal and Installation).
8. WARNING: Eye protection must be worn.
CAUTION: Before disconnecting or removing the components,
ensure the area around the joint faces and connections are clean.
Plug open connections to prevent contamination.
• NOTE: The receiver drier need only be changed under the following
circumstances: There is dirt in the refrigerant circuit ( eg.
compressor seizure ). The system is leaking and refrigerant has
been lost to atmosphere. Refrigerant circuit has been open more
than 24 hours due to repair.
Disconnect the A/C pipes.
Remove the 2 bolts.
Discard the O-ring seals.
9. Disconnect the 2 upper radiator hoses.
Carefully release the clips.
10. Release the power steering fluid reservoir and position aside.
Tie the reservoir aside.
11. Release the windshield washer reservoir filler neck.
12. Remove the coolant expansion tank.
Remove the 2 bolts.
Release the spigot and lug.
Disconnect the coolant low level sensor electrical connector
13. Remove the auxiliary coolant pump mounting bracket.
Remove the peg.
Release the clip.
14. Release and remove the cooling fan lower shroud from the
cooling pack.
Release the 2 clips.
15. CAUTION: Always plug any open connections to prevent
contamination.
Disconnect the transmission cooler hoses.
Position a container to collect the fluid.
Release the 2 clips.
16. Remove the radiator securing pegs.
17.contamination.
Disconnect the transmission cooler hoses.
Position a container to collect the fluid.
Release the 2 clips.
16. Remove the radiator securing pegs.
17.contamination.
Disconnect the transmission cooler hoses.
Position a container to collect the fluid.
Release the 2 clips.
16. Remove the radiator securing pegs.
17.Release the breather hose and tie aside.
18. Release the power steering fluid cooler.
Release the 3 clips.
Tie the line aside.
19. Release the bumper air ducting.
Remove the 2 screws.
20. With assistance, remove the radiator assembly.
Protect the elements from damage.
Remove the 2 radiator retaining bolts.
With assistance, remove the radiator.

Installation
1. With assistance, install the radiator assembly.
With assistance, install the radiator assembly.
Align the radiator.
Remove the element protection.
Tighten the bolts to 25 Nm (18 lb.ft).
2. Secure the bumper air ducting.
Tighten the screws.
3. Install the power steering fluid cooler.
Secure in the 3 clips.
4. Install the radiator securing pegs.
5. Connect the upper radiator hoses.
Position and secure in the clips.
6. Install the transmission cooler hoses.
7. Install the radiator upper hoses.
Install the clip.
8. Secure the coolant expansion tank.
Connect the coolant low level indicator electrical connector.
Locate the lug and spigot.
Tighten the 2 bolts to 10 Nm (7 lb.ft).
9. Install the power steering fluid reservoir.
10. Install the windshield washer reservoir filler neck.
11. NOTE: Lubricate the O ring seals with clean refrigerant oil.
Connect the A/C pipes.
Install new O-ring seals.
Tighten the bolts to 10 Nm (7 lb.ft).
12. Connect the coolant hoses to the expansion tank.
Secure the clips.
13. Install the auxiliary coolant pump mounting bracket.
Secure the clip.
Install the securing peg.
14. Install the auxiliary coolant pump.
For additional information, refer to: Coolant Pump (303-03D
Supercharger Cooling, Removal and Installation).
15. Install the radiator grille.
For additional information, refer to: Radiator Grille (501-08
Exterior Trim and Ornamentation, Removal and Installation).
16. Install the cooling fan drive pulley.
For additional information, refer to: Cooling Fan (303-03A Engine
Cooling - V8 S/C 4.2L Petrol, Removal and Installation).
17. Install the air cleaner assembly.
For additional information, refer to: Air Cleaner (303-12A Intake
Air Distribution and Filtering - V8 S/C 4.2L Petrol, Removal and
Installation).
18. Fill the A/C system.
For additional information, refer to: Air Conditioning (A/C) System
Recovery, Evacuation and Charging (412-00 Climate Control
System - General Information, General Procedures).
19. Connect the battery ground cable.
For additional information, refer to: Specifications (414-00 Battery
and Charging System - General Information, Specifications).
20. Refill the cooling system.
For additional information, refer to: Cooling System Draining,
Filling and Bleeding (303-03A Engine Cooling - V8 S/C 4.2L Petrol,
General Procedures).
21. Check automatic transmission fluid level.
For additional information, refer to: Transmission Fluid Level
Check (307-01D Automatic Transmission/Transaxle - TDV8 3.6L
Diesel, General Procedures).

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Had a quick peak , and the condenser instructions are identical to the S/C.
 
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