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(01-07-2024, 12:57 AM)88chickentc Wrote: Something very similar happened to me.  Mice built a nest in the box, bought an evaporator from Rock Auto, but it was too big.  I sent my old evaporator to Classic Auto Air for pressure test and rework after.  It cost me money, but I have the assurance that the piece is good.  I just have three more years of work before I get the chicken running again.

Hopefully it won't take you 3 years but I won't publicly disclose how long my Mustang has been apart.  

I rinsed the inside of the of the core out with brake clean and then ran compressed air through it to dry it out.  I wanted to flush it but not leave residue and certainly not moisture.  I also submerged it in water and filled it with compressed air to see if anything bubbled and I saw nothing.  I never had any A/C issues other then a low volume of air which cleaning the core so air can actually pass through it should help.  I haven't charged it yet because I have some other things to do to the A/C system and it's cold right now.  I'm daily driving this car right now so sending the evap core out wasn't an option.
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88chickentc Offline
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(01-07-2024, 07:06 AM)anasazi4st Wrote:
(01-07-2024, 12:57 AM)88chickentc Wrote: Something very similar happened to me.  Mice built a nest in the box, bought an evaporator from Rock Auto, but it was too big.  I sent my old evaporator to Classic Auto Air for pressure test and rework after.  It cost me money, but I have the assurance that the piece is good.  I just have three more years of work before I get the chicken running again.

Three more years of work? How did you arrive at that timeframe? Do you mean, based on the amount of time you have to work on it, maybe considering the climate you live in and your schedule?

I’m just curious, not being judgmental. Perhaps your reasoning could be well-considered knowledge for the rest of us.

It's probably optimistic.  I do have other demands on my time.  But I have to patch in a left quarter panel, repair the right quarter.  It might run before that, but it won't look too good.  After I repair my LF floor, I think I'll replumb the brakes, and then put the engine back in it.  The original reason I parked it was a failure of an ABS component.  I sourced a new part for it, but I can't be sure if I diagnosed it right til all is installed.  I'll put more detail on that when I start working brakes later this summer or fall.  Peeling the onion of a project has a tendancy to get away from me.  But I enjoy the trouble shooting and repairs more than driving the cars.
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