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Could any body tell me if it is easy to Change air con rad. Had it tested and is leaking . Being quoted 340 all in, but have found new rad for just over 100,then I will have to get it gassed. Cheers.
 

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Could any body tell me if it is easy to Change air con rad. Had it tested and is leaking . Being quoted 340 all in, but have found new rad for just over 100,then I will have to get it gassed. Cheers.




This instruction below may help

Andy





<div style="margin: 0cm 0cm 4pt; line-height: normal;">Condenser Replace


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Remove


  1. Disconnect the negative
    battery cable.
  2. Discharge and recover the
    refrigerant.
  3. Remove the radiator.

    For Z 24 XE refer to
    Radiator Replace.

    For Z 32 SE refer to
    Radiator Replace.

    For
    Z 20 DM and Z 20 DMH refer to
    Radiator Replace.
  4. Remove the discharge hose
    connecting block-to-condenser retaining nut.
  5. Remove the hose from the
    condenser.
  6. Remove the high-pressure
    pipe-to-condenser connecting block nut.
  7. Remove the pipe from the
    condenser.

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  1. Remove the upper condenser
    mount nuts.
  2. Tilt the condenser to the
    rear, away from the radiator mount support.
  3. Lift the condenser up and
    out of the engine compartment.
  4. Cap all the open lines and
    the fittings to prevent contamination.

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Install


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  1. Make sure the condenser
    rubber mounts are in place.
  2. Install the condenser into
    the vehicle. The lower mount shock protectors must fit into the holes
    provided.
  3. Move the condenser forward
    into the radiator support mount holes.
  4. Install the upper condenser
    mount nuts and the washers.

<div style="margin: 0cm 0cm 4pt 36pt; line-height: normal;">Tighten


<div style="margin: 0cm 0cm 4pt 36pt; line-height: normal;">Tighten the upper condenser mount nuts to 4 N•m (35
lb-in).


  1. Install a new O-ring onto
    the high-pressure pipe mounting block fitting on the condenser.
  2. Install the high-pressure
    pipe into the condenser.
  3. Install the high-pressure
    pipe-to-condenser connecting block nut.

<div style="margin: 0cm 0cm 4pt 36pt; line-height: normal;">Tighten


<div style="margin: 0cm 0cm 4pt 36pt; line-height: normal;">Tighten the high-pressure pipe-to condenser
connecting block nut to 14 N•m (10 lb-in).


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  1. Install a new O-ring onto
    the discharge hose connecting block fitting.
  2. Install the discharge hose
    fitting into the condenser.
  3. Install the discharge hose
    connecting block-to-condenser retaining nut at the condenser connecting
    block.

<div style="margin: 0cm 0cm 4pt 36pt; line-height: normal;">Tighten


<div style="margin: 0cm 0cm 4pt 36pt; line-height: normal;">Tighten the discharge hose connecting
block-to-condenser nut to 16 N•m (12 lb-ft).


  1. Install the radiator.

    For Z 24 XE refer to
    Radiator Replace.

    For Z 32 SE refer to
    Radiator Replace.

    For
    Z 20 DM and Z 20 DMH refer to
    Radiator Replace.
  2. Evacuate and recharge the
    A/C system.
  3. Connect the negative battery
    cable.
  4. Operate the HVAC control to
    verify the proper function of the heating and cooling systems.

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HiNew to the site but have the same issue as you, had a look at replacing then Cond butdidnt know if you needed to remove the front bumper or just the Grill.


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