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2001 Celica GT radiator question... #288653 Sep 30, 4:59pm Sep 30, 4:59pm
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2001 Celica GT radiator question...
A friend of mine was hit from the front and bent her bumper reinforcement which pushed into her radiator. Now after reading a few things, I've found that the AC condensor is infront of the radiator. I haven't taken anything apart yet but I have already bought the bumper reinforcement and need to buy a radiator since her's are bent.

I've only worked on Jeeps, never a Celica, muchless a Yota, so what I'm asking is if the AC condensor is bent, will it still fit properly as long as it doesn't break when bending back or is the space real tight? Also, what do you all recommend for aftermarket radiators? I figure just go with radiators.com since she doesn't need anything performance wise, just an OEM replacement. The Yota stealership is like $427 or something outragous.

I searched though the install and tech forums to find nothing to help me when taking out and then installing the radiator. I did find bumper removal instructions which looks pretty helpful; thanks guys.

Re: 2001 Celica GT radiator question... [Re: evilpresence] #288654 Oct 1, 11:09pm Oct 1, 11:09pm
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Yah, the A/C condesor is expensive. They are VERY fragile, made of thin aluminum. It will most likely be ruptured & need to be replace & the a/c will need to be recharged.

A chunk of metal went through mine.

The rad is probably fine unless the impact was hard enough to bend both. The condensor probably took the impact.

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Originally Posted by Virgilson
^^^ you know everything!!! thumbsup


laughsilly No, we will leave that tittle to Jameson.

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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
The rad is probably fine unless the impact was hard enough to bend both. The condensor probably took the impact.


Took a look at it today and I know the radiator is shot. Best place to get an A/C condensor anyone?

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Originally Posted by evilpresence
Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo
The rad is probably fine unless the impact was hard enough to bend both. The condensor probably took the impact.


Took a look at it today and I know the radiator is shot. Best place to get an A/C condensor anyone?


Get the A/C condesor from Toyota, used ones are worth the hassle.

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Originally Posted by Haulin_A_Doo


Get the A/C condesor from Toyota, used ones are worth the hassle.


Is that... Get the A/C condesor from Toyota, used ones aren't worth the hassle... or Don't get the A/C condesor from Toyota, used ones are worth the hassle.

$560 rolleyes from the stealership seems like way too much.

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