Replacing the Evaporator in Your '79-'93 Mustang Should Be Considered Cruel and Unusual Punishment
We're tackling the A/C repair in our Fox Mustang finally, read today's blog to hear all about the torture we call dash removal.
Long time blog readers will remember our gripe last year about how cold it was in Florida (yes, it does get cold here in the winter time, just no snow--usually). Our complaint was the fact that not only was our A/C on the outs with a leaking evaporator and failed compressor, but even our heater core had sprung a leak earlier in the year, leaving us with no heat either for those three days it gets really cold here.
Well, enough was enough with this year's summer being one of the hottest on record here in Florida, we finally coordinated with a friend for a ride for a couple of days so we could tear into the Mustang and replace the heater core and evaporator (both found behind the dash in the HVAC case, shown here out of the car). The replacement requires removal of the dash (and console, lower dash trim, door sills, kick panels, etc.) to access the HVAC case and then remove the case for bench work. This was the tough work that would take a few days time. The other A/C parts, like the compressor, lines, etc. can be done easily under the hood a little at a time without having to take the car off the road like we are now for the interior/dash work. So, in another week or two we should be "chillin' like a villain" on the way to work and we'll be ready for that cold snap come winter time too.