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Has Your Evaporator Failed

1999 < 75k
4
4%
1999 > 75k
5
5%
1999 No
6
6%
2000 < 75k
1
1%
2000 > 75k
6
6%
2000 No
8
9%
2001 < 75k
1
1%
2001 > 75k
5
5%
2001 No
3
3%
2002 < 75k
3
3%
2002 > 75k
9
10%
2002 No
12
13%
2003 < 75k
1
1%
2003 > 75k
4
4%
2003 No
3
3%
2004 < 75k
1
1%
2004 > 75k
2
2%
2004 No
4
4%
Replaced Evaporator
11
12%
Did NOT Replace/ No A/C
5
5%
 #375456  by TrepKing95
 
Updated this thread for my 2 300M's. My 1999 has no record of the evaporator being replaced, and the dash has no signs of removal. My "new" 2002 Special however has the telltale A/C Oil smell that indicates I will be pulling my first LH Dashboard. It's upsetting that there was that change in the 2002 model year because I have an older style evaporator in my parts stock because I misdiagnosed my 1995 (needed a condenser not an evaporator).
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 #375554  by dnl_pat
 
My 99 has 127k on it. I remember the evap going out at around 70k. At that time we paid a mechanic to replace it, but he/they left out a bunch of screws and cracked some plastic. From then on I vowed to do my own work, since we tend to do better work when we ourselves do it. It went out again just recently at 120k. I did all the work myself, replacing the whole system ( comp, lines cond, actuators.) The job took all weekend and was actually quite pleasurable since I enjoy auto repair. It cools great and this is the last time I have to repair the system.
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 #375559  by Countachqv
 
All week end is right! I see these speed fix in 5h or less and that means serious focussed business!
I am at my 4th evap work and I may be the slowest of all of ya!
Day1: rip appart the whole think, clean every nooks and crany then go get drunk from exhaustion.
Day 2: dismantle the HVAC clean it up to a point of being able to eat from it and put new parts then go get drunk to forget the mess I cleaned.
Day 3: put everything together, clean more and when done go get drunk to celebrate.
Day 4: in bed all day with massive headhache from drinking.
So that is a long weekend.. :D
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