Ford Lightning AC condensers are placed behind the front Grille so that moving air will cool the freon. After liquification in your Truck's expansion valve, your A/C transmits the cold air into the interior of your Lightning.
High Quality, Direct Replacement Ford Lightning AC Condenser
The A/C condenser in your Lightning sits behind the Grille in front of the radiator so that the coolest possible air can pass through it, cooling the freon in your air conditioning system. Unfortunately, this puts it in a very vulnerable position. If you were in a front end collision while driving your Lightning, more than likely you will need to replace your A/C condenser. Fortunately, LRS has the direct replacement condenser you need for your 1999-2004 Ford F-150 Lightning.
How Does an A/C Condenser Work?
First you take freon gas and place it in a sealed system. The freon is then pressurized using a compressor. As it's pressurized, it gets hot by absorbing the heat around it. This hot gas is then circulated through the A/C condenser, which is simply a series of tubes that dissipate the heat by allowing cool air to flow around them. The freon gas can lose lots of heat (get cold) when you reduce the pressure, then as it cools it becomes a liquid.
Bought my 2002 Lightning new. With exception of my installing a K&N cold air system, my truck remained bone stock for its first 10 years. At 90K miles of reliable driving, I decided to give my truck a...