Question about 2003 Honda CR-V

1 Answer

A/C Condenser leak. I'm told that my condenser has a leak. This is the third time the A/C has failed. How hard is it to replace the condenser?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Honda Master
  • 4,336 Answers

The condencer is not hard to replace, but you need special tools and training to do this job, it is very easy to suffer serious personal injury.
Issues are OILING, and the receiver/dryer. Oiling requires accurate measurement of oil in each of these components, and calculation of levels and adjustment. The receiver/dryer is replaced anytime that you open the system.
Then, you need to evacuate the system (essentially $1,000 piece of equipment) to remove ambient moisture, and leak test, then recharge. This is just NOT a do it yourself job.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why won't my truck run?

check for vacuum leaks . Check for power valve operation . check for choke closing on acceleration. Check timing. Check for coil failing or condenser in distributor failing I would replace the condenser first as it will allow the engine to start but fails at revs.

May 05, 2013 | 1991 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer

1 Answer

How can i tell if my condenser is bad

Well the average DIY can't verify a leaking condenser.
You would need a black lite if using dye in the system or a sniffer to sniff for the freon gas.
I would get a second opinion.

Jul 10, 2012 | 2003 Dodge Stratus

1 Answer

A/c condenser is leaking

i have a issue my lights are all working and i was told when i break the lights dont come on but when i lock my car with the security all the lights work , what do i do i had the fuses checked the lights are all working any suggestions

Mar 17, 2012 | 2008 Saturn Outlook

4 Answers

If my air conditioning condenser is damaged and the air conditioning system now fails to blow chilled air, is this a loss of Freon? If so its poisonous, so I am under the impression I should not attempt to...


The freon is not poisonous. The gas currently in use is the R134 (no HFC's) replacing the old R12.

You can replace the condenser and then you have to charge the system with the right amount of gas and some lubricant.

May 17, 2011 | 2002 Honda Civic

1 Answer

Where is the ac condensor on a ford escape

SECTION 412-03: Air Conditioning 2003 Escape Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Procedure revision date: 05/21/2002 Condenser Core adobe.gif Printable View (52 KB) Removal and Installation
NOTE: Installation of a new suction accumulator is not necessary when repairing the air conditioning system except when there is physical evidence of system contamination from a failed A/C compressor or damage to the suction accumulator.
NOTE: If an A/C condenser core leak is suspected, the A/C condenser core must be leak tested before it is removed from the vehicle. For additional information, refer toSection 412-00.
  1. Recover the refrigerant. For additional information, refer toSection 412-00.
  1. Remove the front bumper cover. For additional information, refer toSection 501-19.
  1. ani_caut.gif CAUTION: Plug all ports to prevent contamination from dirt or moisture.
    Remove the nuts from the two condenser core air conditioning line (peanut) fittings.
  1. Remove the screws and the A/C condenser core brackets.
  1. NOTE: When removing the A/C condenser core, disconnect the two air conditioning line (peanut) fittings from the A/C condenser core.
    Remove the A/C condenser core.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
    • Lubricate the new A/C condenser core with the correct amount of PAG Compressor Oil YN-12-C or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSH-M1C231-B. For additional information, refer toSection 412-00.
    • Lubricate the O-ring seals with PAG Compressor Oil YN-12-C or equivalent meeting Ford specification WSH-M1C231-B.

Apr 07, 2010 | 2003 Ford Escape

1 Answer

I need to change a/c condenser

I know you have to get a new dryer every time the unit is opened, so if it leaked out all the refrigerant, which it has, you will need to install the condenser, and dryer, then add the new refrigerant. Replacing the condenser should be fairly easy, remove the radiator, and the condenser should fall out with lines attached to it. I am not an AC expert, but I do know that much. Hope this helps.

Mar 24, 2010 | 2006 Jeep Liberty

1 Answer

Air con regassed but fails after about 4 wks

did you replace the o rings when you installed the new condenser?the seal on the compressor itself can also leak,look right behind the belt pulley for signs of oil being flung out

Jul 21, 2009 | 1999 Audi A4

1 Answer

C240 AC Not Working

Compressor = Pump

Condenser = Radiator

Unless there is actually something wrong with the condenser (i.e. it has a hole in it and is leaking refrigerant) then there would be no reason to change it just because you are changing the compressor.

It would be a bit like changing all the radiators in your house just because the central heating pump stopped working!

Hope this helps.

Jun 16, 2009 | 2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Honda CR-V Logo

Related Topics:

219 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts


Level 3 Expert

75807 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22133 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8172 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides