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2006 Chrysler Town & Country Question: How To Access and Replace Rear A/C Evaporator Core and Thermal Exp. Valve

 

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garysallred, Santa Clara, UT, October 16, 2010, 14:51
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There is a freon leak somewhere near the rear evaporator. I cannot afford to pay shop. I need help accessing the unit and replacing it. I plan to take it to a shop to have it recharged.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, October 16, 2010, 21:04
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    Hey Gary,
    By all means, spend the $20-$30 and get a repair manual, there are a few you can get online that are very good. Read up on the job before starting so you have a better idea as to how to perform this repair.
    Here are a couple of the best:
    http://bit.ly/mitchell_repair_manuals_online
    AllData: http://bit.ly/alldata_repair_manuals

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    Visitor, January 24, 2011, 20:01

    Take it to the dealer, this issue should be repaired by the dealer due to "recall" of the evap core prematurely rusting out. They repaired my free of charge.

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    Visitor, January 25, 2011, 09:07

    I was able to get the evaporator replaced on warranty at a dealer. Thanks to this forum, I learned about the extended warranty on this problem - to 70,000 miles. It is important anyone else with this problem take advantage of the extended warranty. Otherwise the cost is around $450! I also recommend that anyone with a Chrysler van modify a plastic tray and glue it over the A/C lines behind the passenger side rear wheel to protect them from corrosion.

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