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Mechanic said car nedds new condensor, is the condensor in the radiator ?

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  • firemedic227 Aug 16, 2008

    I also have a 2003 Kia Sorento. This morning we noticed the AC just quit cooling. I assumed it might have leak and bought some sealant but when I hooked up the gauge I noticed that the pressure on the low pressure side was 100. I know that is too high but not sure what to do about that. I also noticed that is didn't sound like the AC was kicking on when I turned it on. I checked the relay and switched it out with one from another source but no change. So, what do I do now?


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First of all th mechanic saying so must be fool .radiator belongs to engine cooling system and condenser belongs to air condition system.But in most of car condenser is placed just in front of radiator.

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The condenser is part of your air conditioning system. Hot high pressure freon gas from your air conditioning compressor will run through your condenser to dissipate heat and condense into a liquid.
The condenser is not in the radiator but looks like a small version of your radiator mounted either in front of, or behind your main radiator.
If your AC works properly and doesn't leak, then you don't need a condenser.

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