June 27, 2009, 3:39 pm
The air conditioning condenser on my 2002 1.6 Focus Zetec needs replaced.
I have had a quick look at it and it looks like a complete pain of a job to do. Why do they
never make these things easy!
Can anyone confirm (or deny) that it's doable.
I am a very competent mechanic but it looks (at first glance) that the complete front
of the Focus needs to come away to allow access to the condenser.
Any help much appreciated.
June 28, 2009, 8:12 pm
no its a specialist job, its gassed at high pressure with refrigerant gas..
June 29, 2009, 2:23 pm
[quote name='alz' post='30836' date='Jun 28 2009, 08:22 PM']no its a specialist job, its gassed at high pressure with refrigerant gas..[/quote]
Condenser is completely rotten at bottom so any gas will have escaped long time ago. Aware
that restoring gas and oil is a specialist job but was really wondering about the actual
replacement of the condenser itself. I would like to do that myself and then get a mobile
air conditioning guy in to replenishj the gas to make it all work.
June 29, 2009, 7:35 pm
"changing it is not easy!" air con as a lot of parts, (condenser/evaporator/accumulator) and alot of pipes, if you feel up to it, and its not under pressure, have a go, try second hand parts, to keep the cost down, use a good manual as well..
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