Freightliner AC Condenser Replacement

AC Condenser Replacement

An AC Condenser is a main component within the AC system. For an AC system to work, it needs a gas or liquid form of refrigerant to cool it. The job of an AC condenser is to convert the AC’s incoming refrigerant vapor into a cooled liquid form.

How do you know when to get a new AC Condenser?

Two effects of an AC condenser ready to be replaced are warm air conditioning air that is not as cold as it should be or an air conditioning system that does not work at all.

There are three usual circumstances of dangerous AC condenser failure. The first circumstance is when the tube develops a leak in its build. Made up of tubes and fins, over time the condenser will leak. This is when you have to get a new AC condenser to keep your vehicle’s cab safe from overheating.  The second circumstance is when the refrigerant fluid is not circulated because of a block within the tubes, usually constructed of metallic debris or waste from internal erosion. In this case, the refrigerant will not be able to cool the driver which leads to dangerous circumstances.

The third circumstance is when the condenser fan breaks. If this happens, the vehicle will overheat while the engine is idling with the AC on. This is because the AC condenser is able to generate a considerable amount of heat, which can affect the overall engine temperature enough to cause overheating if there is a broken fan.

Freightliner Trucks

Freightliner Trucks is the most well-known American truck manufacturer founded in 1942. They are a division of Daimler Trucks North America. The division is known for the heavy duty class 5-8 diesel trucks it offers. These heavy-duty trucks depend on reliable AC condensers. Without one, long treks would be hot and uncomfortable without air conditioning. More severely, the driver would overheat and fail to deliver products in the semitrailer.

Southpointe Radiator is a family owned and operated the business and has been for over 35 years. We are heavy-duty truck repair experts that you can count on. Our AC condensers are far more reliable than those that are factory made and we stand behind our product.

If you are in need of a new AC condenser for your-heavy duty Freightliner Truck, you’ve come to the right place. We will supply you the piece at a great price and will replace it for you at an even better price. Come in today to get your quote!

Heavy Duty Charge Air Coolers Available

A lot of today’s diesel engines normally rely on air to expand fuel economy and performance. With the summer’s heat steady increasing, charge air coolers are definitely a must to have.

What are charge air coolers, you may ask?

Charge air coolers are used to cool engine air after it has traveled through a turbocharger, but before it reaches the engine. A turbocharger is a turbine-driven forced induction device that boosts internal combustion engine efficiencies. From there, it powers its output by pushing additional air into the combustion cell. The idea of all of this is to return the air to a lower temperature for the combustion process within the engine. The higher the performance, the better the outcome.

Different Types of Charge Air CoolersCharge Air Coolers

Charge air coolers vary in different shapes and sizes, depending on the engine. At Southpointe Radiator, we have a huge selection of charge air coolers with many brands to choose from. To list a few, we offer charge air coolers to trucks such as:

  • Ford-Sterling
  • Freightliner
  • Kenworth
  • Volvo
  • Western-Star

The smaller coolers are most often referred to as intercoolers, whereas the larger coolers are reserved for use on huge diesel engines. Charge air coolers are air-to-air heat exchange devices that help to improve the volumetric efficiency. This typically happens when the air intake is increased through the cooling process. And with Southpointe being in business for over 35 years, you can guarantee that we know everything there is to know about the cooling process. We are heating and cooling experts.

In Need of a Charge Air Cooler?

Are you in need of a charge air cooler for your truck? Contact us today. We are willing to ship to anywhere in the United States and offer the best prices.

Can’t find the charge air cooler that you need? That’s okay, we are always adding new charge air coolers constantly. Give us a call at 1-888-897-6265 for more assistance.

Truck Repair Services In Michigan

Radiator Repair in Michigan

At Southpointe Radiator, we have been providing semi-truck repair services for over 30 years. Located in Taylor, Michigan, we offer services such as radiator repair, high-pressure cooler repair, shell and tube heat exchanger repair, welding, fabrication, and DPF filter cleaning.

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Commercial Truck Radiators

Commercial Truck RadiatorsCommercial Truck RadiatorsCommercial Truck RadiatorsCommercial Truck Radiators

The cooling system and especially the radiator are crucial in keeping your engine from overheating. Your commercial truck engine can produce a large amount of heat, and without a properly functioning radiator, it will certainly overheat.  The radiator in your truck is filled with a mixture of water and anti-freeze. This mixture is moved through your cooling system usually by a water pump.

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