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DIY Air Conditioning
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Replacing the condensor is next on the list. The first thing to do is to remove the grill and front bumper.

The bumper bolts can be a real PITA if they have never been removed before. The best tool to get is a good hex socket. You can easily break a regular hex key trying to loosen the rusted bolts. Now remove the small bolts that attach the bumper extensions to the bumper.

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Before pulling the bumper off you might have to disconnect your fog lights. I don't have them so I don't really know!
The bumper should just pull off. You can do this yourself as the bumper only weighs 20 pounds or so.

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Note: The hoses that go across the radiator are for my water/air intercooler...


Before you can remove the condensor you need to remove a rubber piece that covers the bottom of the condensor.

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Removing the condensor is very easy now. Unscrew the 4 screws and it will drop right out from the bottom.

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Now just slide the new condensor back into place and bolt everything back together. Before putting the bumper back on be sure to tighten up the hose connections. It is much easier to do when the bumper is off!



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