1994 Civic Radiator & A/C Condensor

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Me, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. Me

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    On my 1994 Civic DX, my A/C has been underperforming, so I took a look
    at my condensor. WOW!!! Talk about tore up!! It is jam packed with
    tiny little pebbles and bugs, and the fins are in horrible shape. The
    same thing with the radiator, except that the engine hasn't had any
    overheating issues that I know of, and I'm the daily driver. However,
    I did burn myself on the oil dipstick today and that usually doesn't
    happen in the spring or fall. (I'm in Oklahoma, it's 100F today). Is
    it worth it to try and pick out any of the stuff, or should I high
    pressure spray it, or would it be better to pay the $165 Autozone
    wants for the condensor. The radiator is only about $99, and I could
    fairly easily change that, but the condensor is a little more
    difficult, and I don't have A/C tools. Any help would be appreciated.

    Me, Jul 12, 2003
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  2. Falling asleep through Me's post...
    I've never heard of pressure washing an AC unit. It might not be the best
    thing to do.

    You can't change the condenser without discharging the freon. Which is
    rather illegal and dangerous to do. AC is something best left to either a
    shop, or someone you know that has the proper tools to do so.

    "If you can't change a tire, you're not allowed to have a beard. It's the
    most basic part of a car: If you don't know that much about a car, you
    really shouldn't be driving, should you?" - Jimmy Kimmel

    Dan**** (10:38:51 PM): I have more respect for you than ever before
    Pahsons - Somnolent, Jul 13, 2003
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