Information - Air conditioner condenser

The condenser of the air conditioning system is made of aluminum. It condenses the injected refrigerant and discharges the heat into the atmosphere. The condenser is mounted directly in front of the radiator. This location improves its cooling by the counter airflow from the engine cooling system. For a more efficient cooling process of the A/C condenser when the vehicle is at rest, it is equipped with additional electric fans. The condenser is the most vulnerable part of the automotive air conditioner, because it is subjected not only to mechanical damages, but also to electrochemical corrosion. Consequently, from all the elements of the cooling system, the condenser is the first to fail.

Unfortunately, the problem of replacing the condenser radiator occurs quite often. This is due to the fact that it is the first to be attacked by salt particles, dust and small stones. Apart from that, the condenser tubes go out of order quite often because of their construction. They are generally very thin, and this is the main reason for them to be exploited no longer than two years. It is recommendable to replace the A/C condenser when it loses its impermeability due to corrosion.

Many technicians may tell you about the possibility of repairing this important element of the air conditioning system, but this is not worth doing for several reasons. First, even if the leaking spots will be welded successfully, new holes will probably appear in the nearest future due to the high pressure. Secondly, the cost of mounting and removal of the condenser, as well as charging the system with refrigerant, does not differ from the cost of a new condenser.

If you need a capacitor, it is not necessary to waste your time for shopping or car-care centers. After all, you will not just lose time, but also significantly overpay for the necessary spare. It is better to go to our online store.

We offer to our customers a wide range of replacement parts for any car brand and very advantageous prices. Order the necessary article and we will make sure that the delivery was carried out in the shortest time. Apart from condensers, you can also buy other car parts, such as bearing dampers, ignition coils, brake pads and oil pans.

What you need to know about air conditioner condenser replacement: lifetime limits, common defects and their signs, tips and recommendations

The condenser of the conditioning system doesn’t have a certain lifetime limit and is replaced if necessary. Common defects of this component are clogging, corrosion and mechanical damages.

You can determine if there is a need to diagnose the component if the conditioner turns off spontaneously, its efficiency lowers, system pressure is increased, fuel consumption is increased, high humidity in the car passenger compartment. There’s also no ability to control temperature mode of the air conditioner.

Defect diagnostics of the condenser is performed at a service station. Particularly, freon leakage is detected with the help of the gas analyzer. Moreover, specialists will thoroughly inspect the component performing diagnostics.

You should replace the component at a service station because there’s a risk of freon poisoning if you don’t have appropriate qualification and equipment. Particularly, a special station of recirculation and coolant filling are needed. The replacement procedure presupposes demounting of the intake system pipe cover. Specialists disconnect the receiver pipe from the condenser, loosen air conditioner fastening bolts, remove upper radiator supporting elements and the condenser pressure hose. Then they take a broken down condenser out, install a new one and perform assembling.

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