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post #1 of 7 Old 11-22-2012, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Installing AC condenser

To install an AC condenser (where there was never one before), is it easier to take out the radiator or the grille? Also, can the hoses be put on after it is installed or will the fittings be impossible to get to? Thanks.

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-23-2012, 06:01 AM
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You can just pull the radiator and install the condensing unit with the hoses attached.
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post #3 of 7 Old 11-23-2012, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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The reason I was asking about hoses is I don't have them made up yet. I have to measure for length after the condenser is installed.
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post #4 of 7 Old 11-23-2012, 01:54 PM
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Length isn't that critical I would estimate a little on the long side and do it while you have the access.
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post #5 of 7 Old 11-26-2012, 02:10 PM
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Having done this, I'd remove the grill, bolt condensor in, then bolt in radiator, then bolt whole assembly back on the Jeep. Grill is easy to remove, and working on the condesor is a $^($* simply due to lack of room.

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post #6 of 7 Old 11-26-2012, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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I ended up pulling the radiator and fan, and left the grill. No problem.
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post #7 of 7 Old 11-27-2012, 06:02 AM
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This past spring, I had my condenser in and out looking for the best air flow. each time I pulled my fan and radiator. My hoses came in on the passenger side so I pulled the passenger side head light for easier access. Pulling the head light is very easy and made life better for me.
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