The condenser is the radiator-like device mounted in the front of the radiator in the engine compartment. It receives hot gas refrigerant from the Compressor, dissipates heat and thereby condenses the gas refrigerant to mostly liquid and sends through the Filter-Drier and high-pressure liquid hose to the expansion valve. The condenser, along with the Evaporator, is the most important part in the a/c system at determining how cold vent temperature is.
Over time, many things can decrease the efficiency of your car’s condenser and most of the system function and efficiency depends on its proper function.
Typical indications of a problem with the condenser include leaking, high system head pressure readings and engine overheating.
These symptoms can be as a result of contamination (the condenser, along with the filter-drier, is one of the highest contaminant collectors in the system), corrosion, blocked passages, damaged cooling fins or it can simply develop a leak.
Classic Auto Air offers new replacement condensers for many applications, and restoration & duplicating services for situations when a new replacement is not available.
Classic Auto Air offers replacement condensers for most 1970’s & older Ford’s & Mopars. If we don’t have it, we can either duplicate your original or offer a custom alternative!
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