Car-acAuto recycling Modesto residents is a means of finding a used air cleaner or used anti-lock brake parts. Other auto parts Modesto customers include a/c condenser parts. Automotive Recyclers carry a used air cleaner or used anti-lock brake parts but also new and used a/c condenser parts.

The Best Salvage Cars for sale are those that have parts needed by the consumer that are in excellent condition. Auto wrecking yards are where people find the Best Salvage Cars for sale. An online auto wreckers search is the place to begin finding auto wrecking yards.

Online auto wreckers provide auto recycling Modesto clients benefit from. Since a/c condensers are more likely to fail in older cars than those of newer version, Automotive Recyclers is a source worth looking into. Some of the auto parts Modesto customers find come with a warranty to guarantee satisfaction.

A/C Condensers 

One of the primary components keeping the cabin of a car or truck cool is the a/c condenser. The small part works and looks a lot like a radiator. The location of the condenser is under the hood in front of the radiator. A position behind the grille is essential.

A condenser cools Freon gas so that it returns to a liquid form. The vehicle helps with the endeavor as it creates a stiff breeze while moving. When the coolant liquifies, it passes through a valve where it returns to a gas form that circulates through the vehicle’s cabin.

Even in the warmest environments, the delicate system provides reliable, long-lasting winter temperatures. Online auto wreckers are a source of a/c condenser parts. The a/c condenser is only one part of the air conditioning system, but it is among the most critical components.

The Function of the AC Condenser 

The function of a condenser is a heat exchanger for the a/c system. Located in front of a radiator, it consists of tubing encased in cooling fins. Condensers release heat to the outside air that passes through the fins. An automotive a/c system receives heat energy via an evaporator located in the cabin of the vehicle and releases the energy through the condenser into the air outside.

The compressor sends high-temperature, high-pressure vapor to the condenser. Through the condensation process, the vapor converts to a high-pressure liquid. As air passes through fins, the heat in the refrigerant also passes through the fins. There it goes into the atmosphere. The condenser releases heat and changes the refrigerant state from vapor to liquid. As vapor enters the top of the condenser, pressure forces it to the outlet at the base. Condensation occurs as the refrigerant that passes cools.

A properly working condenser is hotter to the touch at the top than at the outlet on the bottom. Condensation fills the top of the condenser with vapor and the bottom portion with liquid. The liquid passes to the receiver metering or dryer. The conversion temperature is smooth and even from top to bottom.

Indicators of Condenser Replacement Need 

A non-contact infrared thermometer checks for restrictions. A restriction in a vehicle’s a/c condenser results in high-side discharge pressure and indicates the need for a condenser replacement. Other signs of restriction are damage from road debris flying and creases.

Common indications of condenser failure are leaks and debris blockage. The condenser has seals and tubes that leak with normal wear-and-tear. There is no means of replacing the seals and tubes. A restriction or crease appear as frost or ice around the area. Any debris or grass wedged between the condenser and radiator restricts air flow.

The cause is sometimes physical damage due to the condenser mounted near the car front that is susceptible to road debris such as rocks. Metallic debris blockage renders a condenser unable to circulate the refrigerant. A defective or failing compressor is often responsible for this debris. The compressor’s internal parts break and disperse debris throughout the system. If the problem is due to metallic debris, the receiver dryer, orifice tubes, and a/c compressor also need replacing.

Automotive Recyclers 

A business needs one or more of the following to sell a/c condensers as scrap.

  • Contractor or Commercial Contractor License
  • Class 4 Classification Indicating the Business is a HVAC installer/repairer
  • Have Sales Tax ID