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@  kevandkaye : (27 September 2020 - 02:40 AM)

Yet still, we lurk. :o

@  ejguillot : (27 September 2020 - 01:08 AM)

Yeah, Facebook took over and killed forums.

@  dezldave961 : (26 September 2020 - 03:24 AM)

Ya, most of the original wave of active members have changed vehicles to something (probably) less mod-friendly, with the occasional person in an LS or Hemi that they do some bolt-ons to. Kinda sad that forums faded.

@  ejguillot : (23 September 2020 - 09:02 PM)

Finally updated my signature to match my current Buick.

@  ejguillot : (10 September 2020 - 03:20 AM)

Things are terminally quiet around here...

@  sky72lark : (07 August 2020 - 12:38 AM)

:orcs-buttshake:

@  dezldave961 : (29 July 2020 - 04:06 AM)

Just became a moderator on 3800Pro, so that's fun. I know it's gone thru a couple hands since Intense got sold, then that guy sold the forum. Not sure what that'll help, but it's something.

@  ejguillot : (26 July 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Glad to hear it. Would be a tragedy for us remaining owners to lose the knowledge in these forums.

@  dezldave961 : (12 July 2020 - 01:55 AM)

Hosted a buddy and his family for cookout... Ya, not alot on forums lately. Just keeping the lights on.

@  ejguillot : (08 July 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Everyone have a good 4th? This place is a ghost town...

@  ejguillot : (10 May 2020 - 10:43 PM)

Sweet!

@  dezldave961 : (07 May 2020 - 04:14 PM)

Got bored and started making build video...

@  dezldave961 : (04 May 2020 - 04:05 AM)

I need to hunt down the little black trim bar that's at the top edge of the GS rocker panel cover, for driver's side between rear door and wheel well.

@  ejguillot : (03 May 2020 - 02:42 AM)

I've been on there too. I hope this forum is kept open, there's too much info to allow it to be lost!

@  dezldave961 : (24 April 2020 - 10:25 PM)

I've been monitoring GrandPrixForums and 3800Pro (don't have FB)... also hopped on TurboBuick, but 99% GN chatter from boomers

@  ejguillot : (19 April 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Everyone at home, plenty of free time.

@  ejguillot : (19 April 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Nobody posting? Why not?

@  ejguillot : (27 March 2020 - 05:19 PM)

Congrats on the Comp G GTP!

@  crossout : (25 March 2020 - 05:49 PM)

Wow this thing has died off I just myself 05 Comp G 3 weeks ago way different than my 2000 regal gs that I had it rusted out to hell strunt towers. :D :D

@  dezldave961 : (20 March 2020 - 04:18 PM)

Pulled turbo engine, prepping MP112 setup... also doing some work-from-home stuff


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#1 RobM

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Posted 08 September 2020 - 11:54 AM

Not much activity on this site but glad it's still up.  Anyway ...

 

I'm replacing the condenser on my 98 Regal. It seems to be in there tight. Are there any bolts or screws to remove or is it just held in place by the radiator? Maybe I 'm just not pulling on it hard enough? I'll be getting the new one on Wednesday so I'd like to have this one out already.

I searched and found a few threads on replacing it but none mention how it's held in.


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Posted 09 September 2020 - 04:49 PM

If memory is correct, remove the clamshell brackets , radiator fan shroud, and push radiator towards engine. It’s been years but I don’t remember having to do much work to get it out. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to check the orifice tube by the strut tower near the brake line / abs pump
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Posted 10 September 2020 - 12:01 AM

Looking at the factory service manual at section 1B-42, the picture looks like there are two brackets at the bottom and two brackets at the top. It says:
1. Recover refrigerant
2. Remove air cleaner and duct.
3. Remove radiator
4. Remove A/C lines at condenser
5. Remove condenser

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 12:09 AM

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Posted 10 September 2020 - 01:28 AM

Thanks for the replies.  I thought it was held in there by way of the radiator but just wanted to make sure.  I didn't get a chance to do it today but at least I know I don't have to search for any hidden retainers.  I'm replacing everything except the evaporator and the line that has the orifice tube  -  I'm hoping when I disconnect it to replace the o-rings the orifice tube might be easier to get to? 

 

The ac hasn't worked in about 4 years and there was no freon left.  Even though it only has 65K on it, it is 22 years old, so I figured rather than play around with it I'd just replace everything I could - the parts were pretty cheap.  I'll take the chance that there's no problem with the evaporator - that sounds like a real nightmare to get at.

 

Thanks again.


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Posted 11 September 2020 - 03:04 AM

I think I unbolted the master cylinder from the brake booster so the line with the orifice tube could come straight up.  I left the brake lines attached just pushed the master cylinder forward enough to get those AC lines out.  Now I just remembered why too I had to make that repair, the low side line rubbed on the body and got a hole.  You don't want to replace the evaporator, you have to take the dash apart further than you think is even possible.  Good memories.


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