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condenser removal???mk2 mondeo
Posted 03 July 2009 - 05:43 PM
the problem i have ive just bought a mondeo 1999 v reg zetec model with the 16" zetec alloys and have just been to charge the a/c up and the garage didnt get neat to filling it it just came straght out of the vents in the bottom of the bumber so my guess its the condenser or the pipes i cant see anything without stripping it down , it seems to be coming from the bottom of the bumper n/s just to the right of the front reg plate , is there anything prone to happen near here and what job is it to get and swap the condenser , thanks for any advise i just wanna be cold this summer going down to cornwall in aug :laugh:
Posted 03 July 2009 - 07:13 PM
Get underneath and remove the screws which hold the radiator undershield on. Pull undershield towards rear of car to remove, if there's a strip of rubber on the radiator side tear it off and throw it away. It's this which absorbs water which then rots the condenser.
To remove condenser, support radiator with two small screwdrivers through the small holes on mounting pillars on top (just push them through the horizontal holes).
Next remove the two radiator mounting brackets holding the lower radiator mounting pillars. Undo the two metal pipes going into the condenser. There won't be any refrigerant to worry about, it will all have leaked out through the rotten condenser!
Radiator will pivot enough to push condenser up (it just clips onto the front of the radiator, small bracket on each side) and then drop down to remove. You don't need to drain the cooling system or remove the radiator!
As they always say in the Haynes manual, replacement is the reverse of removal!
Don't think I've missed anything but, if I have, I'm quite sure someone will come along soon to fill in. You will, of course, need to get someone in afterwards to check the aircon system, test it, and fill it with refrigerant.
Posted 03 July 2009 - 09:01 PM
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Posted 09 July 2009 - 02:56 PM
the old condense fell to bits on removal , the job took 1 hr aprox easy really
Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:33 AM
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Posted 15 August 2009 - 06:15 PM
You could probably do the job by putting the front wheels on large but flat blocks of wood, that would probably be sufficient.
However, if you are going to be jacking the car up in any way then, in the interests of your own personal safety, you should use axle stands to safely support the vehicle.
Posted 09 May 2010 - 12:06 AM
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