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#2895399 - 05/06/15 09:15 PM Aftermarket AC condensor OK?
Pvt2NJ Offline

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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 27
Loc: North East NJ
2001 MGM AC condenser needs replacing. Any aftermarket brands close to OEM quality to save some $$. Appreciate any advice. Thanks!
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#2895402 - 05/06/15 09:26 PM Re: Aftermarket AC condensor OK? [Re: Pvt2NJ]
bigROC209 Offline
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Registered: 04/11/12
Posts: 2270
Loc: Stockton, CA
We carry the Murray brand which is less than half the price of the Motorcraft one.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/OMR0/74881/02669.oap?year=2002&make=Ford&model=Crown%2BVictoria&vi=5016353&ck=Search_a%21s%21c+condenser_5016353_3020&keyword=a%21s%21c+condenser
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#2895514 - 05/07/15 08:28 PM Re: Aftermarket AC condensor OK? [Re: Pvt2NJ]
Pvt2NJ Offline

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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 27
Loc: North East NJ
Thanks for the link to the Murray condenser. I did a lot of hunting late last night and found a Spectra Premuim condenser with a 1" core, 2 yr warranty for $86 incl. S&H. I do appreciate your info, your link showed me there are many brands however different to choose from.
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#2895708 - 05/09/15 11:00 AM Re: Aftermarket AC condensor OK? [Re: Pvt2NJ]
PB92 Offline
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Registered: 02/07/09
Posts: 2150
Loc: Communist CT
Four Seasons or Spectra are good.
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#2895717 - 05/09/15 11:33 AM Re: Aftermarket AC condensor OK? [Re: Pvt2NJ]
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Registered: 05/10/10
Posts: 4420
Loc: Virginia
For such items probably 97-99% replacements are aftermarket, we'd be hearing about issues if they existed...
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#2895760 - 05/09/15 04:55 PM Re: Aftermarket AC condensor OK? [Re: Pvt2NJ]
stalag Offline
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Registered: 03/29/09
Posts: 3983
Loc: Columbus, OH
1. Buy the component with the longest warranty.
2. Realize that the Motorcraft part has a 33% markup. There is room to negotiate that price down.
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