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steve.rrs



Member Since: 27 Aug 2014
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replacing the aircon condenser

do you need to take the aircon compressor out to change the condenser, its on a 2005 supercharged sport

Post #526849 Fri May 26 2017 5:45pm
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geoffsnook



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Wales 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HSE Java Black

No i dont think it is necessary to remove the compressor Thumbs Up

Post #526852 Fri May 26 2017 6:28pm
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steve.rrs



Member Since: 27 Aug 2014
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hi, does anyone know for certain, i gave my range rover sport into a garage to have a new aircon condenser fitted, went in yesterday afternoon expecting to collect my car, was told its going to take more then a day to do as its a big job, when i went to see what they have done so far i see the compressor had been taken out, im 99% sure that the compressor doesnt need to come out but i need to know 100% before i query the invoice i will get on tuesday.

steve

Post #526907 Sat May 27 2017 1:34pm
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geoffsnook



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Wales 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HSE Java Black

Not done my sport but did my discovery 3 and I did not take out the compressor and the cars are built on the same chassis

Post #526910 Sat May 27 2017 2:59pm
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shepp



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

I did mine on my supercharged. Took approx 3.5 houres. Make sure you have lower bumper bolts as they have a tendency to break. It is only a radiator so does not need the compressor removing.

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Post #526911 Sat May 27 2017 4:48pm
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steve.rrs



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thanks, i see what the invoice says when i pick up next week

Post #526992 Sun May 28 2017 8:29pm
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Andy K



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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

Can you imagine the conversation in the garage.

Replace the air con thingy. It begins with C Laughing

Boss comes back a few hours later.
What the f have you got the compressor off for )


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Post #526996 Sun May 28 2017 8:43pm
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shepp



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Java Black

Hello Steve
The book time for changing the condenser is 4 hours, so don't know why they say it's a big job that takes over a day.
It is literally remove bumper, slam bar,Lights and a few other bits and bobs. Drill and tap all broken bolts. Disconnect the condenser, takes some wobbling to remove. Then install new unit and rebuild. No moving parts are removed at all, the compressor is not even near, so does not need removing.
Price should be 1 condenser (approx £100) plus 4 hours labour and approx £20 of bolts MY12 RRS HSE
Gone 4.2 supercharged RRS
Gone 90
Gone s2000

Post #526997 Sun May 28 2017 8:43pm
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Benidorm Mick



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2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Stornoway Grey

just got quoted best part of £700 to replace condenser... not even a dealer Sad

Post #529054 Mon Jun 26 2017 2:33pm
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steve.rrs



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hi mick, i supplied the condenser which was roughly about £100 then the garage charged me £175 to change and re-gas
so £700 is very very expensive

Post #536341 Sun Sep 24 2017 9:47pm
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Johnski



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Wales 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Lux Sumatra Black

It's no where near that price at a proper LR Service Centre, and comes with a two year warranty.
This is the problem of taking these specialist cars to people who have no idea what's what, there are I will admit some very good independents out there, and I bet these who are stripping yours, don't have a service manual due to LR price, sounds the sort of place that uses a Haynes manual, which unfortunately isn't available.
I'd be looking at paying half that amount, I presume that includes VAT. Whistle John

RRS MY12 SDV6 HSE. Sumatra Black/Ebony & Walnut + Dynamic Pack, + Cold Climate Pack + Memory Pack, Digital TV/DVD, Premium Leather, Cornering Lights, Cooler/Fridge Box, & most Options.

Post #536344 Mon Sep 25 2017 12:24am
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Cpt Jack Sparrow



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport 4.4 V8 SE Zermatt Silver

I had mine changed earlier in the year, 4 hours and £300.

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Post #536351 Mon Sep 25 2017 6:32am
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Stuart



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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

steve.rrs wrote:
hi mick, i supplied the condenser which was roughly about £100 then the garage charged me £175 to change and re-gas
so £700 is very very expensive


I think it was a £300-£400 job when I had mine done at an expensive (but good) indy. Get a 2005-2009 RRS (FAH500210) sat nav/dash mat here - the one that wasn't there when you bought the car.

Post #536409 Mon Sep 25 2017 8:50pm
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