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HOW hard is it to replace the expansion valve and dryer in a

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HOW hard is it to replace the expansion valve and dryer in a 2010 Honda Ridgeline RTS?
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any leaks lately?
Customer: 130k
JA: What is the model of your '10 Honda?
Customer: no, but dealer said it is a blockage
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Ridgeline
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Ron replied 3 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Justanswer. Thank you for your question and I will assist you with your concern.

The expansion valve is not to bad to change , you will need to evacuate your system so it empty and then remove the blower motor for access and once its out of the way the expansion valve will come right out. Would you like the removal steps?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I would. How about the Dryer?
Expert:  Ron replied 3 months ago.

See the expansion valve replacement steps in the links below.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104923897/Expansion%20valve%20Aug%2010.pdf

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104923897/Blower%20motor%20Aug%2010.pdf

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/104923897/Suction%20line%20Aug%2010.pdf

To replace the dryer you are going to need to remove the condenser which involves removing the grill. Do you need these steps as well?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Those aren't very good instructions.
Expert:  Ron replied 3 months ago.

Okay there directly from the factory and I have nothing else. I will open the post back up for you if you would like.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
NO. Thats fine. Just refund my money please.
Expert:  Ron replied 3 months ago.

I have not been paid anything and I only get paid if you rate the service. Any money you have placed in your account remains in your account. If you want a refund then you will need to contact customer service.

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