Replacing AC Condenser/Trans Cooler 2007
Been searching this thread, but haven't found this completely yet. Found lot's of info about replacing lines, as well as adding an aftermarket trans cooler, so if there is already a thread on this, please direct me.
The bottom drivers side of the trans cooler is wet with fluid. From closer inspection, the power steering cooler is fine, the hoses have no cracks or leaks. It appears the issue is the trans cooler itself leaking, same as if you had a bad radiator. So here's my questions.
I have found a replacement online for 120.00 (the dealer wants 320.00 just for the part. Has anyone fully replaced one of these?
My main concern lies in the fact that the A/C condenser is part of this as well. What are the pitfalls of removing those lines? Correct me if I am wrong, but the A/C system is always under pressure correct? Will everything in the system just leak out as soon as the lines are cracked and just need to be refilled? What are the other pitfalls in this change if anyone else has attempted it.
Thanks in advance. Trying to make this XK limp through another couple years, even though it's pushing 180,000 miles.