Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Condenser Core

Material

Item Specification
PAG Refrigerant Compressor Oil (R-134a Systems) F7AZ-19589-DA (Motorcraft YN- 12-C) WSH-M1C231- B

Removal and Installation

NOTE: If an A/C condenser core leak is suspected, the A/C condenser core must be leak tested before it is removed from the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section.

NOTE: Installation of a new suction accumulator is not required when repairing the air conditioning system except when there is physical evidence of contamination from a failed A/C compressor or damage to the suction accumulator.

All vehicles

1. Recover the refrigerant. For additional information, refer to Section.

2. Remove the pin-type retainers and remove the upper radiator sight shield.

Condenser Core

3. Remove the air cleaner and air cleaner outlet tube. For additional information, refer to Section.

4.6L (2V), 4.6L (4V) vehicles

4. Remove the bolts and position the coolant bottle aside.

Condenser Core

4.6L (4V) vehicles

5. Remove the bolts and position the coolant bottle aside.

Condenser Core

3.8L vehicles

6. Remove the bolts.

Condenser Core

7. Remove the bracket and the coolant bottle.

Condenser Core

All vehicles

8. Remove the nuts and disconnect the lines.

  • Discard the O-ring seals.

Condenser Core

Vehicles with 4WABS

9. Remove the hydraulic control unit upper bracket bolts.

Condenser Core

10. Raise the vehicle.

11. Remove the hydraulic control unit lower bracket bolt and position the hydraulic control unit aside.

Condenser Core

12. Lower the vehicle.

All vehicles

13. Remove the bolts and the radiator brackets.

Condenser Core

14. Position the radiator rearward.

Condenser Core

15. Remove the pin-type retainers.

Condenser Core

16. Position the wiring harness rearward.

Condenser Core

17. Remove the condenser bolts.

Condenser Core

18. Remove the condenser core.

Condenser Core

19. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  • Install new O-ring seals lubricated in clean PAG oil.
  • Lubricate the refrigerant system with the correct amount of clean PAG oil. For additional information, refer to Section.

20. Evacuate, leak test and charge the refrigerant system. For additional information, refer to Section.

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