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Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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Need to replace evaporator core on 2007 camry : yes : i have

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need to replace evaporator core on 2007 camry
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: i have removed the dashboard
JA: How long has this been an issue? How many miles are on the car?
Customer: but am having trouble removing the reinforcement bar so that i can pull the evap core free
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

Hi , my name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you today

I can send you the R & R procedure for the evaporator, it is a fairly big job ?

give me 1 hr or so and I will upload the file and send you the r&r procedure

Thank You

Chad ( aka-Customer

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Will do. the entire procedure will be nice to see. I have successfully removed the entire dash so far and am down to the reinforcement bar. Having trouble removing this. I hope the procedure can get me back on track to successfully removing the evap core and replacing with new unit and putting everything back together. Thanks for your help.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

first of all I have to give you credit for doing this if you never done it before ?

with that said .

my advice

1- take pictures of everything you take off ,cause you will forget where everything goes especially if you stop in the middle and take few days to do it .I usually start on it and want stop till i finish .

2- Label them if you need too

3- be patient and take your time removing things , if something dont come out dont pull to hard ,all you will do is breaking it , then you running try to find that part, there is a lot of hidden screws, so if u pull on something and dont come out think there is some thing is holding it ,not just stuck

4- get a quality Evaporator , You dont want to redo this job for a leaking evaporator & change any O -rings with new on the evaporator connection

I will be sending all I have on it ,shortly , it is like 15 diagrams and a lot of step by step .

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

Vehicle » Heating and Air Conditioning » Housing Assembly HVAC » Service and Repair » Removal and Replacement » Air Conditioning Unit » Removal and Installation » Removal

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2007 Toyota Camry L4-2.4L (2AZ-FE)

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REMOVAL 1. RECOVER REFRIGERANT FROM REFRIGERATION SYSTEM 2. ALIGN FRONT WHEELS FACING STRAIGHT AHEAD 3. DISCONNECT BATTERY NEGATIVE TERMINAL NOTE: Wait for 90 seconds after disconnecting the terminal to prevent the airbag from deploying. 4. REMOVE FRONT WIPER ARM AND BLADE ASSEMBLY LH 5. REMOVE FRONT WIPER ARM AND BLADE ASSEMBLY RH 6. REMOVE FRONT FENDER TO COWL SIDE SEAL LH 7. REMOVE FRONT FENDER TO COWL SIDE SEAL RH 8. REMOVE COWL TOP VENTILATOR LOUVER SUB-ASSEMBLY 9. REMOVE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR AND LINK ASSEMBLY 10. REMOVE COWL TOP OUTER FRONT PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY

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11. DISCONNECT SUCTION PIPE SUB-ASSEMBLY
a. Remove the bolt, and slide the hook connector.
b. Disconnect the suction pipe sub-assembly.
c. Remove the O-ring from the suction hose sub-assembly.

NOTE: Seal the openings of the disconnected parts using vinyl tape to prevent entry of moisture and foreign matter.

12. DISCONNECT AIR CONDITIONER TUBE AND ACCESSORY
a. Disconnect the air conditioner tube and accessory
b. Remove the O-ring from the air conditioner tube and accessory.

NOTE: Seal the openings of the disconnected parts using vinyl tape to prevent entry of moisture and foreign matter.

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13. DISCONNECT HEATER OUTLET WATER HOSE
a. Using pliers, grip the claws of the clip and slide the clip to disconnect the heater outlet water hose.

NOTE:
- Do not apply excessive force to the heater outlet water hose.
- Prepare a drain pan or cloth in case the coolant leaks.

14. DISCONNECT HEATER INLET WATER HOSE

HINT: Disconnection procedure for the heater inlet water hose is the same as that for the heater outlet water hose.

15. REMOVE LOWER NO. 3 STEERING WHEEL COVER
16. REMOVE LOWER NO. 2 STEERING WHEEL COVER
17. REMOVE STEERING PAD
18. REMOVE STEERING WHEEL ASSEMBLY
19. REMOVE FRONT DOOR SCUFF PLATE LH
20. REMOVE COWL SIDE TRIM SUB-ASSEMBLY LH
21. REMOVE LOWER INSTRUMENT PANEL FINISH PANEL LH (for TMC Made)
22. REMOVE LOWER INSTRUMENT PANEL FINISH PANEL LH (for TMMK Made)
23. REMOVE STEERING COLUMN COVER (for TMC Made)
24. REMOVE STEERING COLUMN COVER (for TMMK Made)
25. REMOVE TURN SIGNAL SWITCH ASSEMBLY WITH SPIRAL CABLE SUB-ASSEMBLY
26. REMOVE NO. 1 INSTRUMENT PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY
27. REMOVE LOWER INSTRUMENT PANEL FINISH PANEL (w/o Smart Key System)
28. REMOVE LOWER INSTRUMENT PANEL FINISH PANEL (w/ Smart Key System)
29. REMOVE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER FINISH PANEL
30. REMOVE COMBINATION METER ASSEMBLY (for TMC Made)
31. REMOVE COMBINATION METER ASSEMBLY (for TMMK Made)
32. REMOVE FRONT DOOR SCUFF PLATE RH
33. REMOVE COWL SIDE TRIM SUB-ASSEMBLY RH
34. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL NO. 2 UNDER COVER SUB-ASSEMBLY
35. REMOVE LOWER INSTRUMENT PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY (for TMC Made)
36. REMOVE LOWER INSTRUMENT PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY (for TMMK Made)
37. REMOVE SHIFT LEVER KNOB SUB-ASSEMBLY (for Automatic Transaxle)
38. REMOVE SHIFT LEVER KNOB SUB-ASSEMBLY (for Manual Transaxle)
39. REMOVE NO. 1 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER FINISH PANEL GARNISH
40. REMOVE NO. 2 INSTRUMENT CLUSTER FINISH PANEL GARNISH
41. REMOVE FLOOR SHIFT POSITION INDICATOR HOUSING SUB-ASSEMBLY (for Automatic Transaxle)
42. REMOVE UPPER CONSOLE PANEL (for Manual Transaxle)
43. REMOVE UPPER CONSOLE REAR PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY (for Automatic Transaxle)
44. REMOVE UPPER CONSOLE REAR PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY (for Manual Transaxle)
45. REMOVE UPPER CONSOLE PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY (for TMC Made)
46. REMOVE UPPER CONSOLE PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY (for TMMK Made)
47. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL NO. 2 REGISTER ASSEMBLY
48. REMOVE RADIO RECEIVER WITH HEATER CONTROL PANEL ASSEMBLY (w/o Navigation System)
49. REMOVE NAVIGATION RECEIVER WITH HEATER CONTROL PANEL ASSEMBLY
50. REMOVE CONSOLE BOX POCKET
51. REMOVE CONSOLE BOX CARPET
52. REMOVE CONSOLE BOX ASSEMBLY (for TMC Made)
53. REMOVE CONSOLE BOX ASSEMBLY (for TMMK Made)
54. REMOVE NO. 2 CONSOLE BOX INSERT FRONT (for TMC Made)
55. REMOVE NO. 2 CONSOLE BOX INSERT FRONT (for TMMK Made)
56. REMOVE NO. 1 CONSOLE BOX INSERT FRONT (for TMC Made)
57. REMOVE NO. 1 CONSOLE BOX INSERT FRONT (for TMMK Made)
58. REMOVE FRONT PILLAR GARNISH LH
59. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL NO. 1 REGISTER ASSEMBLY
60. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL NO. 1 SPEAKER PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY
61. REMOVE FRONT NO. 2 SPEAKER ASSEMBLY (for LH Side)
62. REMOVE FRONT PILLAR GARNISH RH
63. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL NO. 3 REGISTER ASSEMBLY
64. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL NO. 2 SPEAKER PANEL SUB-ASSEMBLY
65 REMOVE FRONT NO. 2 SPEAKER ASSEMBLY (for RH Side)
66. REMOVE NO. 1 DEFROSTER NOZZLE GARNISH
67. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL SAFETY PAD ASSEMBLY (for TMC Made)
68. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL SAFETY PAD ASSEMBLY (for TMMK Made)

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69. REMOVE NO. 1 CONSOLE BOX DUCT (for Automatic Air Conditioning System)
a. Remove the clip and No. 1 console box duct.

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70. REMOVE FLOOR CARPET BRACKET LH
a. Release the clamp.
b. Turn back the floor carpet.

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c. Remove the 3 clips.
d. Remove the floor carpet bracket LH.

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71. REMOVE FLOOR CARPET BRACKET RH
a. Release the clamp.
b. Turn back the floor carpet.

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c. Remove the 3 clips.
d. Remove the floor carpet bracket RH.

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72. REMOVE REAR NO. 2 AIR DUCT
a. Release the 2 claws and remove the rear No. 2 air duct.

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73. REMOVE REAR NO. 1 AIR DUCT
a. Release the 2 claws and remove the rear No. 1 air duct.

74. REMOVE NO. 1 AIR DUCT
75. SEPARATE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY (for TMC Made)
76. REMOVE STEERING POST ASSEMBLY (for TMMK Made)

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77. REMOVE AIR CONDITIONING AMPLIFIER ASSEMBLY
a. Disconnect the 2 connectors.
b. Remove the 2 bolts and air conditioning amplifier assembly.

78. REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL REINFORCEMENT ASSEMBLY

a. Remove the 28 clamps, disconnect the 11 connectors, and then disconnect the wire harness.

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b. Remove the 6 nuts, 7 bolts, and junction block.

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c. Remove the 2 caps and 2 bolts from the engine compartment side.
d. Remove the 2 bolts and nut.

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e. Using a "Torx" socket wrench (T40), remove the 5 "Torx" bolts.

HINT: The "Torx" bolts on the passenger side can be removed with the collars for adjustment.

f. Using a hexagon wrench 12 mm, remove the 2 collars and instrument panel reinforcement assembly with the air conditioner unit assembly.

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g. Remove the 3 bolts, 2 screws, and instrument panel reinforcement assembly.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

Hope I was help full to you , please let me know if you need anything else.

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Thank You
Chad ( aka -Customer )

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Chade,the photos are not as helpful in understanding how to remove the bolts that attach the reinforcement bar to the firewall. this is where I am having the most trouble. I cannot access the evap core unit until this large bar is removed. Are there bolts that must be removed from within the engine compartment to accomplish the task? How do I access all connection points for this bar and what tools are needed to remove them?
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

can you send me pictures where you stuck that might be easier for me since i dont have a specific procedure for that ,and you are right they will not provide with everything for R &R unfortunately that is all that we get .

but send me a picture and point with ur finger of where you stuck and I will do my best to figure it out for you

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Ok I will send in the morning.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 6 months ago.

I usually get your response pretty quick if I m behind my desktop , but if i m out of my office and on the road it will take few minute to get you reply it to my phone

so sometime it might be a little bit until I respond back to you , put usually i'm quick about it

ok sounds good , we will talk to you tomorrow