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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 jeepair.com 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.

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ok its aluminum....dang!!
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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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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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