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Saab 9-3 (9440) Frequently Asked Questions 2003 - 2011

AC Evaporator Replacement

To remove the AC Evaporator

  •  STEP 1 The A/C receiver and the compressor oil absorb moisture from the air, which can then not be removed. Plug all connections that are opened immediately.
  •  STEP 2 Drain the A/C system
  •  STEP 3 Remove the cover on the windscreen wipers and dismantle the windscreen wipers. Use the puller 85 80 144 Puller, windscreen wiper arm.
  •  STEP 4 Remove the cover on the bulkhead
  •  STEP 5 Remove the front window wiper assembly
  •  STEP 6 Remove the air filter.
  •  STEP 7 Remove the air filter housing.
  •  STEP 8 Remove the high and low pressure pipe's block connection from the expansion valve & block the holes
  •  STEP 9 Remove the expansion valve
  •  STEP 10 Remove the expansion valve's rubber seal & foam
  •  STEP 11 Remove the lock holding AC Lines
  •  STEP 12 Remove the glove box
  •  STEP 13 Remove the floor console's front side panel on the passenger side
  •  STEP 14 Remove the passenger acoustic insulation
  •  STEP 15 Remove the air duct for the floor vent
  •  STEP 16 Remove the connector from the ventilation fan control
  •  STEP 17 Remove the recirculation motor connector and the hose clips on the fan housing
  •  STEP 18 Remove the top and bottom sections of the fan unit.
  •  STEP 19 Remove the cover for the evaporator & slowly remove it to avoid damage
  •  STEP 20 Refit in Reverse
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