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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%
 #231489  by delaware74b
 
I just got done replacing the evap in wife's 2000 today. Started at 6pm to 11 pm last night and from 11am to 6 pm today. Lost an hour due to aftermarket alarm system :evil: from previous owner. Car wouldn't start until I removed it.
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 #231553  by YardleyBill
 
You ever notice how many of our cars (and Intrepids) are driving down the road in 100 degree heat with their windows open?

I saw 3 or 4 just yesterday.
 #231555  by 85merk
 
tinman wrote:Now that I voted and have had no failure on my '99, I realize this is probably the kiss of death for me, like being on the cover of Sports Illustrated or something.
I think mine just went, and i voted too....lol
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 #231582  by Maximus
 
Yea, not to jinks anyone, but this is a design issue. every single evaporator in your these cars will fail.
 #231591  by 85merk
 
i got the weird fog months ago....so that's it then eh?
everything around me is failing at the moment, getting depressed.
i just found out i need a new roof...and i mean....a.......new.....roof..... :(
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 #231593  by YardleyBill
 
Maximus wrote:Yea, not to jinks anyone, but this is a design issue. every single evaporator in your these cars will fail.
Narc!
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 #231662  by mnitetrain
 
Up until Friday last I could say no.............................
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 #231680  by Bill Putney
 
YardleyBill wrote:Narc!
??
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 #231699  by LUNAT1C
 
I wish I had some real wood around here to knock on... all I got is fiberboard with wood laminate...

Oh well. I *think* my evap is fine. My A/C isn't "ice cold" as so many used car ads go, and certainly isn't as cold as it was when I bought it 26,000 miles ago. Currently sits at 88,700 miles. Considering hitting Advance for a recharge kit, but I don't use my A/C all that much. Only at speeds under 30 MPH (when the cooling effect of the hot air being sucked out isn't as strong) and over 55 MPH (when the drag on the car increases fuel consumption more than using the A/C does), so I hit "Auto" on the climate control and roll up the windows.

I really hope I'm not added to the growing list of "Need A/C repair at Bob's Garage!" lol!
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 #231700  by YardleyBill
 
Bill Putney wrote:
YardleyBill wrote:Narc!
??
Maybe ... JINXER!! ... would have been better. :)
 #231701  by tinman
 
YardleyBill wrote:
Bill Putney wrote:
YardleyBill wrote:Narc!
??
Maybe ... JINXER!! ... would have been better. :)
If ya' gotta explain it...
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 #231706  by YardleyBill
 
tinman wrote:If ya' gotta explain it...
Hey I never said I was a good comedian! :wink:
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 #231723  by Bill Putney
 
Well I need someone to explain it. Image Back in the day, a narc was a narcotics agent ("the 60's were good to me"). So what does it mean where you used it? I thought Robert's post was giving a clue where he said "I really hope I'm not added to the growing list of 'Need A/C repair at Bob's Garage!' lol!" (emphasis mine), but the letters aren't quite in the right order.
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 #231725  by alandw
 
Bob - I just voted - 2002 w/103k mi - no problems - chills right down to 62* when 90* outside.
If it fails now, I'm driving straight to your house :)
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 #231729  by YardleyBill
 
Bill Putney wrote:Well I need someone to explain it. Image Back in the day, a narc was a narcotics agent ("the 60's were good to me"). So what does it mean where you used it? I thought Robert's post was giving a clue where he said "I really hope I'm not added to the growing list of 'Need A/C repair at Bob's Garage!' lol!" (emphasis mine), but the letters aren't quite in the right order.
Well, I have to admit I had a few beers in me when I came up with that, but this is what I was thinking...

NARC used to be used as someone who was a killjoy at a party or something. And since he was jinxing the evaporators, I typed NARC!

Why are we still talking about this when we should be coming up with some sort of time machine to go back in time and tell Chrysler how crappy their evaporators are?
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 #231735  by Maximus
 
Yea what ever you do do not try and recharge them your self with these cans from Kmart or wallmart. I think thats how I made my issue worse because a few years back my A/C was not as cold, it was cold but not as cold so I went to Kmart and bought a kit, went home hooked it up filled it up and with in a few months it was blowing hot air and I could only recharge it for 1 day after that. I I think I made the hole bigger faster???
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 #231737  by alandw
 
YardleyBill wrote:Why are we still talking about this when we should be coming up with some sort of time machine to go back in time and tell Chrysler how crappy their evaporators are?
ENTER THE TIME TUNNEL IF YOU DARE...
[youtube]1TLe3fi9VJM&feature=related[/youtube]
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 #231749  by FIREM
 
" Back in the day, a narc was a narcotics agent ("the 60's were good to me")." (Me too Bill)
Also used as a term for "someone that ratted you out to the man"

"I think thats how I made my issue worse because a few years back my A/C was not as cold, it was cold but not as cold so I went to Kmart and bought a kit, went home hooked it up filled it up and with in a few months it was blowing hot air and I could only recharge it for 1 day after that. I I think I made the hole bigger faster???"

Without a gauge you could overcharge the system. Higher than normal pressures may increase the leak rate and finish off what already was failing.

"I really hope I'm not added to the growing list of "Need A/C repair at Bob's Garage!" lol!

I have gauges, wait till our fixin meet.....

UPDATE on mine: (Knocking on real wood lux group trim) Evacuate, charge with dye, week later still cold no sign of dye............................................................................................ yet...
 #231760  by tinman
 
YardleyBill wrote:
Bill Putney wrote:Well I need someone to explain it. Image Back in the day, a narc was a narcotics agent ("the 60's were good to me"). So what does it mean where you used it? I thought Robert's post was giving a clue where he said "I really hope I'm not added to the growing list of 'Need A/C repair at Bob's Garage!' lol!" (emphasis mine), but the letters aren't quite in the right order.
Well, I have to admit I had a few beers in me when I came up with that, but this is what I was thinking...

NARC used to be used as someone who was a killjoy at a party or something. And since he was jinxing the evaporators, I typed NARC!

Why are we still talking about this when we should be coming up with some sort of time machine to go back in time and tell Chrysler how crappy their evaporators are?
Dude! You're killing my buzz!
 #231763  by tinman
 
alandw wrote:
YardleyBill wrote:Why are we still talking about this when we should be coming up with some sort of time machine to go back in time and tell Chrysler how crappy their evaporators are?
ENTER THE TIME TUNNEL IF YOU DARE...
[youtube]1TLe3fi9VJM&feature=related[/youtube]
No, man, it's too early in the morning for me, man :lol: