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Bad A/c compressor

Does the condensor havetobe replaced when the compressor is replaced

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When you change out the compressor, the receiver dryer needs to be replaced as a matter of prevention. The condenser is fine as well as the evaporator but the orifice tube should come out because the whole system should be flushed. That is why overhauls on AC systems are so expensive.

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