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Old Jul 15th, 13, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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1997 camaro A/C condenser replacement

Can anyone help me or know of any videos that would help me in replacing the A/C condenser in 97 camaro. I took it to the shop and they said there's a leak in the condenser and it would cost about 1300. So I went to the junk yard and pulled couple of condensers for 50 bucks and figure ill do it myself. I have no freon in the system so I don't have to worry about vacuuming the ac or anything. And I have previously replace my fuel pump so I Know it won't be hard. But anything would help. Thanks guys
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Old Jul 16th, 13, 03:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1997 camaro A/C condenser replacement

Pull radiator or loosen and move forward. I'd probably use a new one . Pretty straight forward.

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Old Jul 16th, 13, 05:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1997 camaro A/C condenser replacement

Sorry its move backward bring radiator fans and condenser as one unit.
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Old Jul 16th, 13, 06:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry its move backward bring radiator fans and condenser as one unit.
Oops typed quicker than thinking.

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Old Jul 17th, 13, 05:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Re: 1997 camaro A/C condenser replacement

Thanks guys, took me about an hour. Couple of hoses on the bottom is a pain to get to but pretty easy swap. Saved about $1200's lol.
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Old Jul 17th, 13, 03:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 1997 camaro A/C condenser replacement

Our rural kings have r134 way cheap compared to anyone else

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Old Jul 18th, 13, 03:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Thanks but the closest one to me is in IL and gas alone is gonna cost me more than a $26 -18oz can here at my local tire an parts store. But Thanx anyways
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Old Jul 18th, 13, 04:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 1997 camaro A/C condenser replacement

Ollie's, Trader Joe, and Big Lots have R134 for about $8/can.
Need evacuation for your system before adding freon.
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Old Jul 18th, 13, 07:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My local rural king has the cans for 3.99 this week

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Old Jul 19th, 13, 07:33 AM   #10 (permalink)
 
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Re: 1997 camaro A/C condenser replacement

Nice, didn't know about evacuation but I already added freon and it seems to be working great. I had no freon for about 4 months and I let the fans run for about an hour before adding freon. Is it too bad if evacuation did not took place. What's the down side to it???
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