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Jason

Jason 2/10/2019

2005 Toyota Corolla S 4 Cyl 1.80L

Preventive Maintenance

Replacing Condenser and A/C refrigerant flush

Hi. In the auto drop-down it shows my car has a 3.6 L v6. That is FALSE it is a 1.8 4cy and l can't change drop-down for some reason. Also car has 191,000 miles. I noticed my AC didn't blow cold in late October and hasn't since. Well as weather started warming up I charged the system with a can of freon today and noticed it all spraying out right around the radiator. During the time of charging the compressor was turning and inside was blowing cold. I researched and sure enough the condenser is bad. Before changing to new condenser do I need to flush the refrigerant and do I do that with the old condenser still on?

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Jimm

Jimm 2/10/2019

No, the a/c system will need to be evacuated first of the old refrigerant and oil. Then, after the new condenser and all other new parts are installed, the system is refilled with refrigerant and lubricant - then thoroughly leak checked to confirm the repairs.

Try these online resources; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.rockauto.com, www.partsgeek.com - to list only a few.

In fact, they (RockAuto) list the replacement a/c condenser from around $34.00 for your vehicle.

A/C condenser = DENSO part #4770562 - or it's equivalent

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