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How to Replace an AC Condenser
The AC condenser malfunctions if the air conditioning system has clogged passages or leaks, or if the condenser electric fans stop working.
How to Replace a Condenser Fan Relay
A condenser fan relay operates the fan that removes heat from the engine. If faulty, it will not allow the A/C to blow cool air or function at all.
How to Replace a Car Points & Condenser
The points and condenser regulate the timing and strength of the air/fuel mixture sent to the spark plugs, the same job as modern ignition systems.

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