The vehicle (Chevy Cobalt 2009) ran over a deer and bent inward the radiator and A/C condenser. I'm going to replace both, however I'm wondering if it's possible to replace the condenser without having a lot of refrigerant leaking out.
I could take it to a shop and have them drain the all the refrigerant, but the car overheats quickly so I cannot drive it far.
I have a vacuum pump and manifold gauges, but I don't have a recovery tank. Is it possible to pressurize the system in a way that I can replace the condenser without leaking out refrigerant?