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AC Condensor R&R
Published by CALWATERBOY
05-25-2013
AC Condensor R&R

Here's something I couldn't find elsewhere - THANK YOU DSX!

Bimmerfest thread reference

Procedure:
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Remove radiator first

Here's the procedure from Alldata. Where they use the word "capacitor", think condenser. Someone used the wrong translation dictionary, close but no cigar. Factory time is 1.8 hours and should be no problem. That doesn't include recovery and recharge.


Follow notes for opening and replacing parts in refrigerant circuit.
If air conditioning system is opened for more than 24 hours:
Replace desiccant insert for heating and air conditioning system

IMPORTANT:
The desiccant insert can only be replaced in vehicles with production dates up to 12/08.
In vehicles after 12/08, the heating and air conditioning system capacitor must be replaced.


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Necessary preliminary tasks:

  • Drawing off, evacuating and filling the heating and air conditioning system are not included in the time value given for this job item
  • Remove radiator
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Release screws (1).
Tightening torque 64 53 1AZ.
Disconnect suction and pressure lines and lay to one side.

Installation note:
Replace sealing rings.
Use special tool 00 9 030 to install sealing rings without damaging them.

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Release screw (1).
Lever out clamp (2).
Remove capacitor (3) rearwards.

Installation note:
Make sure retaining clips are correctly seated in area (4).

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By shadow191 on 06-02-2013, 05:28 PM
This was very helpful. I was literally in the middle of replacing the condenser and couldn't get it out last Saturday and found this posted. Without it, things would have been much worse.
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