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Replacing a 1997 4 L petrol a/c radiator

Are there any complications fitting a radiator to these. I noticed 2 steel pipes - transmission? - in and out of the current radiator. Does this cause any difficulty in the job ?

Does the a/c need to be disconnected or anything like that?


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  • jojhp Jan 05, 2009

    Hey thanks for that problem solved.



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If you are looking at replacing the "a/c radiator (called the condenser), It's a straightforeward '" take out, put in" operation. You need to remove the regular radiator first. Use flair nut wrenches when removing any steel or aluminium lines. on any lines that are "free standing" Use two wrenches... one to keep tube on component from twisting, one to remove feed line. Be aware that on a/c components, there is often residual freon in line still under pressure. Protect eyes when removing any lines. System will need to be evacuated & recharged after work is complete.Pay attention to ends of any lines removed. often there are small "o" rings which must be replaced. If only removing radiator, (for cooling system) just remove & replace. (trans lines are removed with flair nut wrenches as well)

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  • Richard Scordino Jan 05, 2009

    Glad I could help... Obvious your'e english or something close. The most difficult part was figuring out what you needed. But some years back I had a Rover2000... after reading that shop manual, I got fairly good at figuring out what you people are saying! Good luck!!



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