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How to replace the AC evaporator on Continental 2002

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how to replace the AC evaporator on Continental 2002
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  SuperDave replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for using just answer I will help you with your question.First you have to remove the dash:
Removal
CAUTION: Electronic modules are sensitive to static electrical charges. If exposed to these charges, damage may result.
Remove the passenger side air bag module. For additional information, refer to Section 501-20B .
If equipped, remove the floor console; refer to Console—Floor .
If equipped, remove the mini console; refer to Console—Mini .
If equipped, remove the rear seat climate control air duct sleeve.
Remove the steering column; refer to Section 211-04 .
Release the cable from the parking brake actuator.
Release the cable from the parking brake actuator.
Release the cable conduit from the parking brake actuator.
Disconnect the LH outboard bulkhead electrical connector.
Loosen the bolt.
Disconnect the LH bulkhead electrical connector.
Disconnect the LH inboard bulkhead electrical connector.
Loosen the bolt.
Disconnect the LH bulkhead electrical connector.
If equipped, disconnect the heated seat switch electrical connectors.
Remove the steering column mounting support to instrument cowl brace bolts.
Remove the instrument panel dash brace to instrument panel bolt.
Position the instrument panel dash brace aside.
Loosen the nut.
Position the instrument panel dash brace aside.
Remove the RH instrument panel insulator (046A24).
Remove the pin-type retainers.
Remove the RH instrument panel insulator.
Remove the courtesy lamp.
Disconnect the vacuum harness connector.
Disconnect the in-line electrical harness connector.
Position the RH scuff plate aside.
Remove the RH cowl trim panel.
Disconnect the antenna in-line connector.
Remove the ignition/shifter interlock cable from the bracket and the shifter interlock cam.
Remove the instrument panel defroster opening grille assembly.
Lift upward to release the instrument panel defroster opening grille assembly from the instrument panel.
Disconnect the two electrical connectors (one each side).
Remove the instrument panel defroster opening grille assembly.
Remove the instrument panel cowl top screws.
Remove the RH instrument panel support to cowl side nut.
Remove the LH instrument panel support to cowl side bolts.
Loosen the LH instrument panel support to cowl side captive bolt.
Position the instrument panel away from the cowl.
Disconnect the electronic air temperature control (EATC) hose from the heater plenum.
NOTE: Two technicians are required to carry out this step.
NOTE: Check the cowl top clips for damage, looseness, or stripped fasteners.
Remove the instrument panel (04320).
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Evaporator Core Removal
NOTE: The evaporator core is serviced as a core and housing assembly. The evaporator core, internal doors, seals and door linkage are included with the housing. Transfer the blower motor and wheel assembly, heater core and cover, dash panel seals and vacuum actuators to the new housing.
Remove the rear seat airflow duct (18C420). For additional information, refer to Section 412-01 .
Remove the instrument panel (04320). For additional information, refer to Section 501-12 .
Drain the coolant from the radiator so that the coolant level is below the heater core (18476). For additional information, refer to Section 303-03 .
Recover the refrigerant. For additional information, refer to Section 412-00 .
Loosen the screw and disconnect the electrical connector from the powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650).
Disconnect the heater water hoses (18472) from the heater core.
Disconnect the vacuum supply hose.
Disconnect the condenser to evaporator tube and the evaporator to accumulator tube spring lock couplings from the A/C evaporator core (19860). For additional information, refer to Section 412-00 .
Disconnect the evaporator housing electrical connectors.
Remove the nuts and the washers at the cowl panel.
Remove the screws and the A/C evaporator housing.
Remove the screws and the metal cover.
Remove the screws and the A/C electronic blend door actuator.
Remove the A/C air intake flue damper assist spring (19917).
CAUTION: Do not attempt to bend any part of the A/C damper door shaft (19A580). It is brittle and will break.
Depress the locking ramp and remove the A/C damper door shaft from the air temperature control door shaft.
CAUTION: Do not attempt to bend any part of the lever. It is brittle and will break.
Remove the A/C evaporator case outlet door shaft (19B752).
Remove the A/C tube dash panel seal (19B588) and the A/C evaporator drain tube seal (19B739).
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how about those reference numbers 501...etc ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
just wanted this 1 time service no monthly membership thanks
Expert:  SuperDave replied 1 year ago.
That is the only info I have.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thanks
Expert:  SuperDave replied 1 year ago.
You're Welcome.
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Thank you!David
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I want to know those references , do they belong to service manual or how can I read them .
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sorry I do not see the rating message any more ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
very good response...... thank you again
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.
They are subsections in the workshop manual is all. You have to pull the complete dash and there are several other areas in themanual that describe where to look to disassemble center console,etc.
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.
What else would you need to know?

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