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Old 07-02-2018, 12:33 PM
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Radiator Swap with a/c

Ok, search is not giving me any leads, so if there is a thread on this please send me there. Typical radiator leak, out of warranty. Service guy estimated $1,000 since the a/c is involved-labor/time intensive. Planning ahead since right now topping it off is working. Has anyone swapped it and dealt with the a/c with success (meaning not a royal pia)? Swapping the radiator doesn't phase me, but never have done a vehicle with a/c.

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It really doesn't make things much harder you just have to unbolt the AC condenser and line brackets from the radiator then lift it out. Everything else stays in place.

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Just don't remove the A/C lines from the compressor!


Like XmentalX said, the A/C doesn't really add much difficulty to swapping a radiator.
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Old 07-02-2018, 08:53 PM
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After pouring through diagrams today, I agree. Thanks. It took me a half of a day to figure out what the heck the service guy (at the dealer) was getting at. I didnt see any connection since before I assumed they were independent closed systems. Good to hear, luckily with the manual the condenser is only in the way. Not as easy as a racecar, but for a street vehicle not bad.
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And staying away from that dealer from now on....
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