Honda Accord: A/C Condenser Replacemen - Heating/Air Conditioning - Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord: A/C Condenser Replacemen

1. Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/recycling charging station (see page 21-80).

2. Remove the front grille cover (see page 20-274).

3. Remove the intake air duct and the water separator (see page 10-13).

4. Remove the clips (A) and the duct (B). Remove the bolts and the radiator upper mount brackets (C).

5. Remove the bolt, then disconnect the receiver pipe (A)


5. Remove the bolt, then disconnect the receiver pipe (A) from the A/C condenser.

6. Remove the bolt, then disconnect the discharge hose


6. Remove the bolt, then disconnect the discharge hose (A) from the A/C condenser.

7. Remove the coolant reservoir (A).


7. Remove the coolant reservoir (A).

8. Remove the bolts, then remove the A/C condenser


8. Remove the bolts, then remove the A/C condenser upper mount brackets (B). Remove the A/C condenser (C) by lifting it up. Be careful not to damage the radiator or condenser fins when removing the A/C condenser.

9. Install the A/C condenser in the reverse order of removal, and note these items: • If you're installing a new A/C condenser, add refrigerant oil (DENSO ND-OIL8) (see page 21-6).

• Replace the O-rings with new ones at each fitting, and apply a thin coat of refrigerant oil before installing them. Be sure to use the correct O-rings for HFC-134a (R-134a) to avoid leakage.

• Immediately after using the oil, reinstall the cap on the container, and seal it to avoid moisture absorption.

• Do not spill the refrigerant oil on the vehicle; it may damage the paint; if the refrigerant oil contacts the paint, wash it off immediately.

• Be careful not to damage the radiator or the A/C condenser fins when installing the A/C condenser.

• Charge the system (see page 21-81).

    A/C Compressor Relief Valve Replacement
    1. Recover the refrigerant with a recovery/recycling/charging station (see page 21-80). 2. Raise the vehicle on a lift. 3. Remove the relief valve (A) and the O-ring (B). Plug the opening to k ...

    Receiver/Dryer Desiccant Replacement
    NOTE: Install the receiver/dryer as quickly as possible to prevent the system from absorbing moisture from the air. 1. Remove the A/C condenser (see page 21 -77). 2. Remove the bolts from the ...

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    Passenger's Air Mix Control Motor Test
    NOTE: Before testing the motor, check for HVAC DTCs (see page 21-101). 1. Disconnect the 7P connector from the passenger's air mix control motor. Incorrectly applying power and ground to the ...

    Safety Labels
    Label Locations These labels are in the locations shown. They warn you of potential hazards that can cause serious injury or death. Read these labels carefully. If a label comes off or becomes h ...