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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.

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Engine vibrates when aircon is on and vibration increases specifically in traffic
Hey there. The "vibration that goes on and off" is likely the compressor cycling on and off - this is by design. However, the fact that this seems to have a pounding noise with it, is most not common for...
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Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1994 Mercedes-Benz 300D. This sounds like you may have a leak in your A/C system. I would start by checking the various fittings and hoses for leaks. Check the hose manifolds on...
Compressor failed on 2010 Equinox. Need to replace compressor, what other parts need to be changed at same time?
Depending on how the compressor failed, it would be wise to replace the condenser as well. This cools the refrigerant as it leaves the compressor. You may want to also replace the expansion valve which is what is responsible for...
Ac doesn't work after radiator replacement
If it flat out does not function at all, it is possible an electrical connector was not re-attached. But there are actually quite a few possibilities, such as the condenser fan not being re-attached, not working, or damaged; the condenser...
AC problems - 2010 Honda CR-V
Unfortunately, since many hands have been on the car opening and closing a sealed system, it is hard to say what your starting point is "now". That is, if in the course of discharging and charging the system, moisture was...
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You can test the fan motor by applying power directly to the fan plug terminals (observe polarity, based on the wiring diagram). If the fan runs on 12 volts applied directly, the problem is in the control circuit, which you...
Symptoms of an AC condenser going bad.
The condenser if it was not cooling properly, will cause the switch to shut off the A/C, and then once it cools enough, will allow the A/C to come back on. It would be hard to know if connection was...
Small rock entered through air inlet creating much damage
This is indeed sounds like a troublesome issue. The vehicle should be repaired using as many OEM quality parts as possible. There are no grill guards for the brakes, but there should be a splash guard in the wheel well...
temp is getting high while on traffic when ac is on
I'm not sure of your exact model, but most modern cars have an electric fan that comes on solely for the AC. Using the AC adds a tremendous amount of heat to the engine compartment. The fan is there for...
A/C blowing hot air after car battery dies
Hello, thanks for writing in. I have not seen an instance where just replacing the receiver drier has fixed any problems with this A/C alone. You may indeed have a problem with the condenser or compressor, as you mention. I...
My air just turned off on it's own today.
On a vehicle that is 15 years old you may have a leak in the condenser, compressor, or evaporator. One of these faulty components may be leaking down the pressure. It's also possible that one of the pressure switches has...
Nissan Bluebird Sylphy Parts
To answer this question, you will need to look up the part numbers of both to see if they match. Look up the part numbers, and then if possible, have an expert conduct a side-by-side comparison of the parts to...
Can a 2002 radiator condensing fan fit in a 2000 Nissan altima?
Hello. I would not know for sure if the two motors are the same without comparing them next to each other. I can tell you that the two years front ends look very different and many changes were made. You...
Is it normal that the condenser fan is not running at cold start, or after the car is not used for several days?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Correct - this is normal behavior. The condenser fan (sometimes called an auxiliary fan) is usually managed by either a coolant temperature switch on the radiator (requires the engine to be above normal operating temperature...

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