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Old 20-03-2020, 09:51 AM   #1
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Additional condenser fan

Hi, I encountered an issue when I was in jb last, due to prolong jam, my air con is not cool. Of course that day was a very hot day as well.

Check my radiator fan, working fine, coolant temp 80c or so, using those radiator cap with temperature gauge.

I went to my mech and he suggested adding a fan in front of condenser. My condenser is in front of the radiator, cool by a radiator fan behind.

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Old 20-03-2020, 10:46 AM   #2
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This is a normal practice by most mechanics. My case, they add-on sponge on the sides to seal off any air that may escape while the fan is in operation. This is a cheap alternative. May or may not work. It works on my case.
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Old 21-03-2020, 09:42 AM   #3
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If the add-on of the fan is like the car moving forward, it should help to a certain extent.

How many cc is your car? I do find small engine car like 1000cc or older 1600cc air con is not cold when not moving.
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Old 21-03-2020, 12:42 PM   #4
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The average cost for an air conditioning condenser fan motor replacement is between $309 and $404. Labor costs are estimated between $72 and $92 while parts are priced between $237 and $312.
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Old 21-03-2020, 01:33 PM   #5
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If the add-on of the fan is like the car moving forward, it should help to a certain extent.

How many cc is your car? I do find small engine car like 1000cc or older 1600cc air con is not cold when not moving.
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Old 21-03-2020, 01:33 PM   #6
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The average cost for an air conditioning condenser fan motor replacement is between $309 and $404. Labor costs are estimated between $72 and $92 while parts are priced between $237 and $312.
I was quote 1/3 of it.....
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Old 21-03-2020, 02:21 PM   #7
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Old car like that one la. Sure got problems. If titi need to fix non stop one. End up no difference compare to new car. Lol
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Old 21-03-2020, 02:33 PM   #8
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Old car like that one la. Sure got problems. If titi need to fix non stop one. End up no difference compare to new car. Lol
Is cheaper than give a profit to ad of at least 5 digits? Right. Hahhahah
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Old 23-03-2020, 11:26 AM   #9
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don't go to your mech for a/c issues

go to a proper a/c guy

is it cooler when you rev up your engine? could be your pump going out

if the car's a/c is cool enough when it was a new car then it doesn't need an additional fan. fix what is wrong, don't compensate.
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Old 23-03-2020, 11:45 AM   #10
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OK noted, thank you for the advise..
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Old 24-03-2020, 12:13 PM   #11
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The average cost for an air conditioning condenser fan motor replacement is between $309 and $404. Labor costs are estimated between $72 and $92 while parts are priced between $237 and $312.
Fan part is usually less the. $200 if Japanese or Korean car.
Don't need to buy original one. For example, Honda Civic is using Denso one. Just fine Denso dealer to buy one.
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Old 24-03-2020, 01:56 PM   #12
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Check for compressor magnetic clutch first. Then do full gas servicing. Replace the filter/drier while you're at it.
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