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why is my A/C condenser line blocking my radiator drain plug?

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why is my A/C condenser line blocking my radiator drain plug?

 
Old 04-29-2019, 01:54 PM
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It's smack dab in front of the drain, less than 1/2" away. There's no way I can see to get a screwdriver in there through the
grill opening in the bumper. I had a hard enough time on a lift, with the bumper off. Did the previous owner put the condenser in the wrong spot?


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something's wrong, the condensor should be on the front (closer to the bumper)
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It doesn't seem like the condenser could be mislocated; it has very definite, fixed rubber mounting points on the front of the radiator. Weird. I'm accessing the drain plug from the front with the bumper off, with a small pair of pliers around the outside of it to rotate it. Once I have it broken free, then I can use a screwdriver to get into half of one slot, at an angle. There's no way I could do that with the bumper on, through the access grille. (Or I don't have the correct tool.) The pix below show how tight it is.




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