Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: The electric fan on the a/c condenser is shot.

asked by on

The ac condenser electric fan is shot on my durango. I have the replacement part, but I am having a heck of a time getting the condenser/fan assembly out. I removed the radiator/condenser hold down bracket, and the drivers side fender bolt holding the fan assembly in. There is nothing visibly holding it in place now and it moves a good bit, but I cant seem to get it to come out. Is there some trick to get it out? Do I have to unbolt the radiator and scoot it over a bit to get it to clear?

My car has 260000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Once you remove the A/C lines from the cond...

Once you remove the A/C lines from the condenser, and remove all those retaining bolts, yes you simply have to gently push back on the radiator to make clearance to remove the condenser and fan assembly. Make sure when you're putting everything back together, that you place the a/c system under a vacuum for at least 30 minutes. This will ensure all the air is removed, so the system won't be contaminated with air upon starting it. If you have any problems charging the a/c once the car is back together, you can have a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, perform the a/c service for you.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Rear left tire locks up

Good question and sorry about the problem you are having. There are a few things that we need to check. I will go through them in steps. Bleed your brakes. If there is any air in your brake lines,...

Q: Problem with right front area of car.

These problems may or may not be associated with each other but I would have a certified mechanic scan the computer with a scan tool to read the codes. Noises coming from the right front might be suspension or steering...

Q: Lights flickering while driving.

Your Dodge Durango is equipped with a computer known as the CTM (central timer module). The CTM is responsible for performing various tasks on your vehicle, one of which is the task of monitoring your Durango’s battery for drainage by...

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.