Car Air-conditioner Evaporator Issues
The role of the car aircon evaporator in your A/C system is to evaporate refrigerant liquid to a gas, and in doing so actually removes heat from the air which is constantly flowing through it's fins.
The car air conditioner evaporator in your A/C system evaporates the refrigerant liquid to a gas, and in doing so actually removes heat from the air flowing through it which is what gives us that crisp cool air inside the cabin.
As car A/C systems are made smaller and more efficient, so are their components. One of the components that has undergone a major size reduction over the years is the evaporator, located under the dashboard. This component is much like a radiator in design and is responsible for removing the heat and moisture from the cabin air.
Car air-conditioner evaporators can leak due to internal and external corrosion, and in this event, they must be replaced. This type of repair can take anywhere from an hour or two, right up to ten hours, depending on the type of car and the complications arising from removing and replacing the dash board. Regular maintenance will usually extend the life of your evaporator.
Symptoms the Evaporator Requires Replacement
Car Air-conditioner Parts
Compressors, Condensers, Receiver dryers, Hose, Evaporators etc.
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What are the Main Causes of an Evaporator Leak?
- 1. Damaged Outer Connection Seal. Most leaks are due to a damaged outer seal on the evaporator core.
- 2. Corrosion. It’s also quite common for corrosion inside the evaporator core to cause seals to leak. Corrosion occurs when debris finds a way into the air intake such as dirt caused by damaged or clogged air filters.
- 3. The Connection between Coil and Core. Another leak source is the connection between the ac evaporator coil and the core. If a leak is detected, replacement of the entire A/C evaporator is the correct course of action.
Be mindful there is no quick fix for Evaporator problems, the expensive part is removal of the dash board to have access to the air box housing the Evaporator core. This can take from 1 hour to 10 hours depending on the make and type of vehicle. We are happy to inspect and quote up front.