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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing condenser

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331/- (5…50 Nm)
Air conditioner service station
  Note
The previously used air conditioner service stations can still be used ⇒ Volkswagen Workshop Equipment catalogue.
To prevent the intrusion of moisture, all components of the refrigerant circuit which have been opened must be sealed with suitable plugs.
First carry out the following work:
–  Switch off all electrical consumers.
–  Switch off ignition.
–  Remove ignition key.
  Note
Releasing refrigerant into the environment is a punishable offence.
Removing
–  Observe safety precautions → Chapter „Safety precautions when handling refrigerants“.
–  Comply with notes → Chapter „Working on refrigerant circuit“.
–  Remove front bumper cover → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.63.
 

Removing and installing condenser

–  Release air ducts -2- from upper mountings -arrow-.
–  Press down locking device -4- in -direction of arrow- and pull air duct -2- towards front.
–  Remove air duct downwards.
Risk of freezing injury caused by escaping pressurised refrigerant.There is a risk of injury to the skin and parts of the body due to freezing.Always wear safety gloves.Always wear safety goggles.Extract refrigerant, and open the refrigerant circuit immediately afterwards.If more than 10 minutes passed since the refrigerant has been extracted, do not open the refrigerant circuit prior to extracting refrigerant anew. Due to re-evaporation, pressure will be built up in the refrigerant circuit.
–  Extract refrigerant with air conditioning service station.
–  Remove bolts -5-.
–  Remove refrigerant lines -3- from connection on condenser.
–  Seal line connections.
 

Removing and installing condenser

–  Have a second mechanic release retaining clips -1- on left and right in -direction of arrow A- and remove condenser -3- upwards out of mountings -arrows B-.
–  Remove condenser -3- downwards.
Installing
Installation is carried out in the reverse order. When installing, note the following:
–  Renew seals.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - condenser“
Front bumper; Assembly overview - front bumper → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.63.
 

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