car blowing warm air and hissing…dealer said rear condenser needs to be replaced? $1400!?
There are shops that specialize in AC repairs, and they may consider more options than the dealer will - you don’t have to rely on a dealer.
That’s a good way to make the rear passengers suffer. Cut off the air.
The condenser is positioned in front of the radiator.
The evaporator is positioned in the rear.