Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: Condenser

Removal and Installation for Condenser

REMOVAL

1. Discharge the refrigerant. Refer to HA-32, "HFC-134a (R-134a) Service Procedure".

2. Remove the front fascia (coupe only). Refer to EXT-17, "Removal and Installation".

3. Remove the front grille (sedan only). Refer to EXT-38, "Removal and Installation".

4. Remove the junction pipe. Refer to HA-40, "Removal and Installation for Junction Pipe".

CAUTION: Cap or wrap the joint of the pipe with suitable material such as vinyl tape to avoid the entry of contaminants. 5. Disconnect the refrigerant pressure sensor connector.

6. Depress the top RH clip (A) and the top LH clip (B) to release the top condenser brackets as shown.

7. Slide the condenser up to release the condenser from the clips as shown.

8. Remove the condenser.

CAUTION: Do not damage the condenser fins

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

Refer to HA-31, "Component".

CAUTION: • Do not damage the condenser fins.

• Replace the O-rings of the junction pipe and refrigerant pressure sensor with new ones, then apply A/C oil to them after installing them.

• When charging refrigerant, check for leaks. Refer to HA-25, "Checking of Refrigerant Leaks".

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