CAR AC condenser

Air-conditioner condenser: common defects and their signs

  1. Soiling.
    • Air-conditioner unprompted turning-off.
    • Increased fuel consumption.
    • Emergency coolant discharge.
    • Inability to adjust cabin air temperature.
  2. Corrosion and mechanical damages.
    • High humidity in the cabin.
    • Excessive pressure in the system.
    • Insufficient cooling of the cabin.

How to repair or replace air-conditioner condenser?

In order to prolong lifetime of the air-conditioning system condenser it is recommended to regularly clean it.

Repairing car air-conditioner condenser is quite complicated and expensive, and doesn’t always bring positive effect. That is why specialists consider its replacement more reasonable.

If signs of the component defect were found it is recommended to visit a service station for diagnostics and following repair or replacement. It is not recommended to perform these works at home, because contact with toxic coolant may cause poisoning.

Condenser Information

Condenser is a device that extracts heat from the coolant and passes it to the environment or to the coolant liquid. Air-cooled condenser consists of a heat exchanger and fans. Construction and functioning of the heat exchangers is very similar to car radiators and consist of tubes with ribbing. In areas of contact with the tube, plates with ribbing have a side. It is used to increase the contact area and improve heat transfer. For the same reason on the plates with ribbing there are used cuts. They create turbulent airflow that improves airflow of the plates.

The main reasons of condenser failure are mechanical damage and electrochemical corrosion. As a rule, the first part that is damaged in the cooling system is the condenser. This happens because of its location. The only element that protects the condenser is radiator grille.

Such problems actually occur quite often due to the fact that the condenser is the first element of the system, which is in contact with the dust particles, salt, as well as small stones.

Moreover, condenser pipes often fail because of their construction. Also, condenser often fails because of corrosion. Some mechanics suggest this part can be repaired, but there are some reasons not to do this. First, even if the places of loss of vacuum will be successfully welded, because of the large pressure in the near future there will appear new holes. Second, the cost of the condenser removal and replacement and charge of the system with coolant is almost the same as the cost of new parts.

These are the reasons why it is better to buy a new part if the condenser in your car is not functioning. Not to overpay for it in specialty shops and repair shops, order the part in our online shop. Whatever part you need – mirrors, oxygen sensor or dust protection set, the best prices are in our online shop. We also offer high quality of parts and fast delivery that is very important for any car owner.

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