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Question about condenser replacement.

VegasGMC on Sat February 16, 2008 2:57 PM User is offline

Year: 1993
Make: GMC
Model: S15 Jimmy
Engine Size: 4.3 V6
Refrigerant Type: R134
Country of Origin: United States

I have a 1993 S15 Jimmy and I want to replace the original condenser with a PF unit for a better R134 conv. I guess I have to go with a universal one. Does the condenser need to be installed before I get new hoses made? Are new hoses expensive? thanks

iceman2555 on Sat February 16, 2008 8:48 PM User is offlineView users profile

Prior to accomplishing this task...be sure to check your condenser...many of the 92-93 vehicles were already equipped with the more efficient condensers. Check first..if unsure...post a photo....
If it is necessary to replace, be sure to check the thread size of your OE fittings against the thread size of the replacement. Seems like from past history, GM made a change on some of this platforms. Normally best to mount the condenser and then make hoses to match your configuration. See if a local parts supplier may have a crimping tool for rent....then simply purchase the correct fittings...bulk hose and voila...a few measurement....a few words of encouragement to get the hose to slide on the fitting and instant A/C hoses. Normally A/C hoses are not expensive...esp if it is a simple hose/fitting....get into specific manifolds...mufflers...filters and of course the cost goes up.
Good luck on your repair!!

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