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#1 Roundeye

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 07:30 PM

I replaced the resistor set for my HVAC fan today (imagine that.....one of those going bad:rolleyes: ). While I was there, I pulled the fan to make sure it was clean. DAMN. It was full of leaves, insulation and acorns (damn mice). I stuck an inspection mirror in the fan housing and looked at the A/C evaporator....HOLY S#!T. It was packed with leaves blocking more than 50% of the fins. So I stuck the vacuum hose in there and cleaned it out. It was incredible just how much crap was in there. Now the A/C is crazy cold. I gotta do my others now. I highly recommend you do the same. It made one helluva difference in my A/C.

#2 erik litchy

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 07:58 PM

whats an easy way to access it? I have seen leaves come out of my vents and im sure it needs it.

#3 85Sub4WD

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Posted 13 April 2005 - 09:47 PM

I agree that it is a good idea to clean it - and it is easy to do - remove the passenger side kickpanel, and right above it is the blower motor - not that hard to remove either - thought my blower had gone bad, but it was really leaves and other crap

#4 erik litchy

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 05:30 PM

so i took out the blower motor and indeed there were leaves and stuff in the fins. but do you really reach throgh the hole to the evaporator to clean it out? i cant see the darn thing through it.

#5 Roundeye

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Posted 14 April 2005 - 08:56 PM

so i took out the blower motor and indeed there were leaves and stuff in the fins. but do you really reach throgh the hole to the evaporator to clean it out? i cant see the darn thing through it.


Yes. Stick a small mirror in the hole and look left. You will see the evap. (and leaves, insulation, pine straw, etc.) Stick just the hose part of a vacuum in there and feed it in that direction. It's tight, but worth the effort.




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