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Hi again everyone im after some info about my c200 kompressor on a 52 plate manual, the aircon is producing a hissing noise from under the dash around the centre vents area, had it charged about three month ago and i was great to start with then over time it started hissing and then just blowing normal air from the outside tempreture. I had some one look at the car and im informed that the condensor has a small hole in it with tell tale signs of oil leaking out, what i need to know is ..is the condensor easy to remove and can i take it out without disturbing the radiator and also is it best to change the reciever /dryer as stated in the Haynes manual, ive read up about some of the removal procedure but Hanynes seem to contradict itself a bit. Ive had the system drained down now and just waiting for some dry weather to have a go at it ...many thanks
 

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The bumber etc has to be removed!

The worst bit is the bolt holding the pipes to the condencer rust really badly!!!

Real pain sometimes!!
 

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Yes it is worth changing the reciever/dryer whilst you've got the system open. They loose their ability to function efficiently as the dessicant becomes saturated.
 
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The bumber etc has to be removed!

The worst bit is the bolt holding the pipes to the condencer rust really badly!!!

Real pain sometimes!!

Thanks for that and do i assume that the radiator can stay in situ or do i have to remove that as well ?
 
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Brilliant many thanks just got a bit lost with the Haynes manuel, which sometimes i take with a pinch of salt but you never know
 
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