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Ford Mustang condensor replacement

Travis on Sat January 12, 2008 12:02 AM User is offlineView users profile

Year: 96
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Engine Size: 4.6
Refrigerant Type: 134
Country of Origin: United States

The service manual says that I need to replace the accumulator/drier any time the condensor is replaced. Would you guys change the accumulator out or let it go with the old one?

Travis

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1993.5 Single Turbo Toyota Supra 714RWHP
1985 Suburban
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

bohica2xo on Sat January 12, 2008 2:14 AM User is offline

A twelve year old dryer is ready for the trash can.

Why is the condensor being replaced? Depending on your answer, you may have more work to do...

B.

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"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest."
~ Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi, An Autobiography, M. K. Gandhi, page 446.

Travis on Sat January 12, 2008 6:13 AM User is offlineView users profile

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Originally posted by: bohica2xo
A twelve year old dryer is ready for the trash can.



Why is the condensor being replaced? Depending on your answer, you may have more work to do...



B.

The AC system works fine, but 1996 Cobra's had a fairly restrictive (airflow) condensor that led to potential overheating problems. The following model year(s) have a less restrictive condensor. I'm changing it out before I run into any problems.

The plan right now is to remove and replace the condensor and accumulator (with the amount of oil that the factory service manual says to add when replacing these components), and evacuate and recharge the system. Anything else that I'm missing?

Travis



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1993.5 Single Turbo Toyota Supra 714RWHP
1985 Suburban
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

bohica2xo on Sun January 13, 2008 3:20 PM User is offline

I would inspect / replace the orifice tube since it is the only filter in the system. If you find substantial debris or gunk in the orfice screen, then perhaps you have to look farther.

In this particular case, a condensor swap & new dryer will probably be all it needs.

B.

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"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest."
~ Mahatma Gandhi, Gandhi, An Autobiography, M. K. Gandhi, page 446.

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