A/C Condenser Replacement

1.Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the radio and navigation system, then write down the frequencies for the radio's preset buttons.

2.Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/recycling/charging station.

3.Remove the front bumper.

4.Remove the bolt, then disconnect the discharge line (A).


5.Disconnect the receiver line A. Remove the bolt and power steering oil cooler (B) without disconnecting the power steering hose.


6.Remove the bolts and the A/C condenser upper mount brackets (A).


7.Remove the A/C condenser (A) and receiver line B.

  • Be careful not to damage the radiator and A/C condenser fins when removing the A/C condenser.
  • Carefully remove the A/C condenser without bending the receiver line B.


8.Install the A/C condenser in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

  • If you're installing a new A/C condenser, add refrigerant oil (DENSO ND-OIL 8).
  • Replace the O-rings with new ones at each fitting, and apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil before installing them. Be sure to use the correct O-rings for HFC-134a (R-134a) to avoid leakage.
  • Immediately after using the oil, reinstall the cap on the container, and seal it to avoid moisture absorption.
  • Do not spill the refrigerant oil on the vehicle; it may damage the paint; if the refrigerant oil contacts the paint, wash it off immediately.
  • Charge the system.
  • Enter the anti-theft codes for the radio, then enter the customer's radio channel presets.