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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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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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AC malfunction
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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Condenser fan won't turn on.
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Why does my air conditioner stop cooling when the car is on idle or at a stop in a traffic light?
Hello. Was the A/C working properly before you had the condenser replaced? Your previous mechanic was correct that the condenser was likely the source of the issues. Now that the condenser has been replaced, we know its working and can...
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AC compressor failure
Hello. Yes, all of the things listed are usually recommended when replacing an AC compressor. AC systems are very sealed and pressurized, and taking the precaution to replace the associated components helps prevent any premature failure's of any sort. The...
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How do I remove the radiator core support on my 2013 Nissan Juke?
I believe you are referring to the upper radiator core support. To remove this component, you'll need to do the following: 1.) Remove the front fascia 2.) Remove the front combination lamp 3.) Remove the headlamps 4.) Disconnect the crash...
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2003 honda odyssey cooling fans don't turn on with AC, ac works while driving and shuts off when sitting still
If the fans are not working properly and consistently to cool and condense the refrigerant in the condenser, pressure in the system could rise high enough to trip the high pressure cut off switch, thus accounting for the compressor shut...
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Hi peter, I recently was in a minor car accident where my light bar was pushed into my condenser on my f-350 after being at the bo
I would have thought that they would have tested the A/C prior to releasing the vehicle. If there were no problems with the A/C before the accident, and the only thing you needed was a condenser, that's a straightforward repair...
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what should I do, I have a 328i Bmw 2008 . ( when I drive in the morning in 5 minuets the ac fan starts running, which not normal
If you are referring to the A/C condenser fan ahead of the engine compartment, if that fan is operating uncommanded, that means there is a circuit or sensor failure. However, the auto electric technician would have to look at the...
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2008 Mazda Tribute condenser issue.
The condenser on your vehicle is manufacture specific. Now, the years 2001 - 2004 are the same but in 2005 all years had different models of condensers. I say that if the ports are the same, the dimensions are the...
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Ac stopped working
You can tell visually if the cause was a stone impact versus an intentional puncture. An impact to the condenser, from road debris, is consistent with sudden loss of a/c as the refrigerant will escape very quickly from any hole....

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