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Unread 07-12-2012, 12:18 AM   #1
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Replace your TJ Condenser W/O Removing the Radiator

My friend and I proved it and we found some things on the way.

1. Bleed the Freon from the System
2. Remove the inlet/outlet lines from condenser
3. Next, remove the condenser with 10mm wrench - Note: there are some TOUGH ones to get to - Remember there are TWO that must be removed from underneath the radiator.
4. Carefully push the Radiator lines back against the motor and the condenser should slide out.

You might notice that the rubber washers are destroyed - SO - we found a great replacement - Check out part number 665-2079 at Napa Auto Parts. They are a 1/4" 20 Rubber Well Nut! These things are sweet as they collapse when they are tightened.

Anyhow - all said and done - never doing it before - we did the job in 2-hours and the system has held for more than a week in SUPER HOT temperatures. So - Good news is that we do NOT need to replace the compressor - at least not yet - So just the Condenser CAN be all you may need to get blowing Cold Air again. I have photos (hit me up if interested) as I can't post them in the Newbee forum yet.

Good Luck and YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

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Unread 08-07-2012, 06:47 PM   #2
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Sweet I was wondering about that. I recently took out my compressor and cut the lines out(ac worked great but I dont like extra junk I dont use) and the condessor is next. Maybe I'll put some rat wire in place just so the radiator still has some protection.
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a/c , condenser , tj

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