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  Description and Operation  


NOTE: Installation of a new suction accumulator is not required when repairing the air conditioning system except when there is physical evidence of system contamination from a failed A/C compressor or damage to the suction accumulator.

The A/C condenser core has the following characteristics:

  • It is an aluminum fin and tube design heat exchanger located in front of the vehicle radiator.
  • It cools compressed refrigerant gas by allowing air to pass over fins and tubes to extract heat and by condensing gas to liquid refrigerant as it is cooled.