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Old 07-17-2012, 05:25 PM   #1
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1994 silverado ac condenser replacement

HI, a buddy of mine is paying me to repair the front end on his 1994 chevy silverado that was in a front end crash. It turns out the ac condenser was damaged so i ordered a new one. I have never messed with ac systems, barely any of my vehicles have even had ac. I first noticed that new condenser had caps over the lines, i unscrewed them and they started hissing so im wondering if i can just unscrew them and let the pressurized air out of the condenser and install them to the compressor lines? Also, im hearing i have to add r134 oil to the system, about an ounce or so. Is this sucked in with vacuum through the lines or do i simply funnel it into the condenser fitting? Also, can i just recharge the system with a bottle or refrigerant from auto zone or is this whole process better left for a shop to do? Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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Re: 1994 silverado ac condenser replacement

86.

I just got my system going last night. Part of it was installing a new condenser.
I am not a certified AC technician but I have been doing my own AC work for
about 30 years. From you description of things, I believe that you should leave
the grill out and let a shop get it going. Please don't take this as any kind of
put down. It's just advice.

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Old 07-17-2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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Re: 1994 silverado ac condenser replacement

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Old 07-17-2012, 10:19 PM   #4
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Re: 1994 silverado ac condenser replacement

none taken, i told him i probably wouldnt be able to do it anyways. Thanks for the headsup. Can i install the new condenser and grille etc or are their steps before that that the shop will have to remove the stuff for anyways? Thanks guys
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