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Old 10-20-2010, 06:57 PM   #1
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Best place to buy AC condenser

Yeh I know, I shouldn't even be worried about it since it's a Jeep, BUT I'd like to get it fixed for the seldom times I do use it. Mind you this is my everyday driver and there are times I'm in a suit and tie and it's 95 degrees outside. I was wiring up some Hella's on my hood and a screwdriver I had lying on the radiator support, SOMEHOW, went flying down between the grill and condenser, and RIGHT into the condenser....nice pretty green 134 coming out, what a depressing sight.

Anyhow, question is: Does anyone recommend a online company to order parts from. There is that sells just about everything there is for Jeep AC's. Any other places???

Since it just happen today, do you guys think I could do the recharge myself after the new condenser is installed?? I do all my work myself, but only done AC's a couple of times on older cars. If I take to the shop, whats the average $$ per pound for 134. I know I'm gonna need 1.25 pounds or so.

Thanks in advance for any advice

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Old 10-20-2010, 07:17 PM   #2
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I get them from my local auto parts house. Yes you can save a little on-line, but the convenience of buying locally is a factor - especially if it's not quite right.

Or talk to your local radiator guy - he probably can beat the price of the local auto parts place.

It's no wonder the country is falling apart - stupidity abounds!
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:55 PM   #3
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ok its aluminum....dang!!
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:08 PM   #4

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Aluminum can be welded, but is a little tricky. Take it in somewhere to get done as they can suction out the system and pull a vacuum on it before introducing the R-134. Worth the extra money in my opinion.
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:08 PM   #5
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Ok folks..picked up a new condenser this morning for $115 new from lakeshore radiator in Macon ga. FINALLY got it installed...the OEM is a biotch to get out but the new one was fairly easy to install, since the tubes can be detached. A little easier to work with. Good friend of mine at the Chevy dealership offered to vacuum it down and shoot so freon in for practically free. I think I'm gonna owe him a case of beer but that's fair for me!!!!!!
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