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ToughOne or Ready-Aire AC Condenser

Part No. 2168 Warranty  

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Our condensers are designed and tested to meet or exceed OE specifications for form, fit, and function. Using premium quality materials and a clear focus on the highest heat transfer performance possible, our engineers have designed this condenser to perform at the highest standards for all refrigerants.
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Construction:Parallel Flow Design
Core Size:30 x 14 13/16 x 5/8 in
Inlet Type:Female Block Fitting
Meets Or Exceeds O.E.M. Specifications:Yes
Outlet Type:Female Block Fitting

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ToughOne or Ready-AireAC Condenser
 
3.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      It does not fit

      By Darwin

      from Findlay, Ohio

      Level 1

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire AC Condenser:

        It does not fit. I purchased this before I read the reviews. Over and over again others have said, "It does not fit." "Exact fit" Yeah right. I had to modify it to fit. So much for the warranty. Now, the O rings don't work. (Yes, I purchased new ones). So after over $120. Plus, Freon, Plus hours or useless work. I gave up and wasted my money. IF it is advertised as "exact fit" I EXPECT it to fit and work. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. PERIOD. I warned you.

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        (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not exactly an exact fit but worked

        By LC

        from Kansas

        About Me Do-it-yourselfer

        Verified Buyer
        Helpful Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fixed leak

        Cons

        • Holes didn't line up

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire AC Condenser:

        Mounting brackets didn't line up correctly. Two bracket didn't even have holes so I had to drill them out myself. Original bolts for high and low pressure lines were not long enough. Had to purchase new bolts. Make sure you replace the o-rings too. The old ones may look like they can be reused, but don't do it! You'll be taking everyting back apart if you do. Despite all that it fixed my problem. 2002 Buick Rendezvous.

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Works with Tweaking

        By Weezer

        from Palmerton, Pa

        About Me Mechanic

        Pros

        • Works

        Cons

        • Not to OEM specs
        • Requires Modification

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire AC Condenser:

        I installed this unit on an 02 Olds Silhouette 3.4l. When compared to the stock condenser every thing matches except for:

        1. The top passenger side mount which comes up 1/2 an in short. This requires cutting out the slotted whole and modifiying a flat washer to catch the end of the bracket.

        2. The lines on the driver's side must be tweaked as well as the manifold block in order for them to line up properly.

        3. Make sure you get the metal seals with the rubber inners, does not take "o" rings like the guy at the counter says. so don't buy the universal "o" ring kit like I did and ended up going to the dealer for the corect seals.( which are 15 bucks and change )

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        (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        fit just fine

        By Dunebuggy

        from Colorado

        Verified Buyer
        Level 1

        Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire AC Condenser:

        I've had it installed now for a couple of months. No problems. When we installed it, we had a hard time finding the right o-rings to keep it from leaking. But we finally managed. Make sure you measure your o-ring thickness before assuming they are the right size.

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        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Does Not fit properly

        By Jim

        from MI

        Pros

          Cons

          • Difficult To Install

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire AC Condenser:

          I have used this product twice. Both times they have not fit correctly and had to grind mounting brackets and bend the lines to make it fit correctly. Both times the part worked properly, but just had problems installing. I have used GM OEM condensers and they fit without any grinding or bending, but cost more money. So the bottom line is the part is ok but you may have to make some adjustment to fit.

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          • Mechanic

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          (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By DR feelgood

          from Galion Ohio

          Helpful Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • No Improvement In Performance

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire AC Condenser:

          I have a 2001 Chevrolet Venture it fit just fine for me

          • Car & Truck:
          • Casual Driver

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          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GM TSB for revisions to part

          By Jim the Runner

          from Flint, MI

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire AC Condenser:

              Not sure about the other "mechanic" note that this is junk. There's a GM Service Bulletin that's been out over 6 years that clearly explains the changes made and the necessary modification to make it fit. This part is better than the original and won't break repeatedly like the previous design.

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              (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              this thing is junk

              By hamlin25

              from battle creek mi

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Doesnt fit correctly
                • Not the same as oe
                • Poped uppon filling

                Best Uses

                • Scrap mettle

                Comments about ToughOne or Ready-Aire AC Condenser:

                this thing dont fit right and on the vehicle that I was working on it is a pain to get to in the first place , also upon filling with 134a it popped an o ring on the acumulator that is part of condensor.The part is nothing like the original.I am going to have to r&r this part again .I also had to modify it to fit.

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                • Q:

                  this ac condenser work good whit the air condition
                  Asked on 7/21/2012 by famosoguero from glen ellyn il

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Yes, the Visteon AC Condenser (Part No. 2168) works good with your AC system. For further assistance, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle in question. This information would help us to assist you further with your product search/project. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 7/21/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                • Q:

                  dose this include the reciver dryer ?
                  Asked on 6/21/2010 by Anonymous

                  1 answer

                  • A:

                    yes it does

                    Answered on 7/9/2010 by hamlin25 from battle creek mi
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