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Username Post: 2012 WT 1500 CONDENSER        (Topic#361347)
IBGM 
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06-11-20 07:56 AM - Post#2796143    

I have a 2012 5.3 WT1500 pick up. I need to change the condenser, does anyone have any tips on how to do get the old one out? Any shortcuts? Surprisingly little info on the internet about this. Appreciate any and all info!! I tried the search, but came up empty.




 
wagonman100 
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06-11-20 03:19 PM - Post#2796166    
    In response to IBGM

There may be two ways to do it. I don’t recall if your core support has the removable brace in the middle like the older trucks. If it does have the removable brace, you can remove the grille and get the condenser out from the front of the truck. If not, you will have to remove the radiator and get the condenser out through the engine bay. I believe your truck does have the brace though.

Jay
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rockfangd 
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06-11-20 05:21 PM - Post#2796176    
    In response to wagonman100

I am pretty certain the radiator has to be at least tipped back toward the engine to get it out.
Remove the shrouds, then remove or reposition the radiator, remove condensor.
I stress if you are replacing the condensor to inspect the lines going to it. This era was notorious for leaking at the crimps on the lines. Now would be the time to change them

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IBGM 
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06-12-20 04:22 AM - Post#2796198    
    In response to rockfangd

Figured it our last night. Super easy, remove front grill, remove 4 bottom bolts on latch support, remove 2 bolts on top of latch support and everything moves out of the way. Really well designed for a change!! So glad I didn't have to remove radiator. Thanks guys!




 
rockfangd 
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06-12-20 07:19 AM - Post#2796214    
    In response to IBGM

Cool

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