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certify 12-07-2012 09:45 PM

Ac condenser replace question
My mech told me the ac hissing sound was due to leak at the condenser. Just checking which brand of condenser to buy behr or others?

Valve and drier was replaced 2 months ago.

Nervous 12-07-2012 10:19 PM

I got TYC from rockauto.com. So far so good. < $90.

certify 12-07-2012 10:32 PM

I might be confused about the 2 parts.

The one under the dash is evaporator or condenser?

Stinger9 12-07-2012 11:02 PM

One in dash evaporates freon to cool because in physics "evaporation is a cooling process" Just like when alcohol evaporates from your arm it is cool.

One in front of the radiator compresses the freon to get it to give up its heat as the fan blows over it. So it is condenser.

certify 12-08-2012 01:39 AM

Thanks! Evaporator is the one that I need replacing.

rizwan1377 12-08-2012 05:10 AM


Originally Posted by certify (Post 14961286)
Thanks! Evaporator is the one that I need replacing.

The whole dashboard has to come part in order to do the evaporater.

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certify 12-08-2012 11:30 PM

Ya. I was told its a 1 day job

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