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    Here is an article I made to show the process of replacing the front air conditioning evaporator in a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan:
    http://dodgeforum.com/forum/dodge-ca...-pictures.html

    As you can see it was a chore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mahoney View Post
    Here is an article I made to show the process of replacing the front air conditioning evaporator in a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan:
    http://dodgeforum.com/forum/dodge-ca...-pictures.html

    As you can see it was a chore!
    Good picture. What prompted you to replace it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_mahoney View Post
    Here is an article I made to show the process of replacing the front air conditioning evaporator in a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan:

    As you can see it was a chore!

    That's a job and a half. Any consideration to cutting a hole in the floor / fire wall area?
    Must have had a few pieces left over after re-installation?
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    I wonder if this was as difficult as it was to replace the rear evaporator in my '94 (whole left side interior, seats, and seatbelts had to come out. Probably more difficult. I hope I never have to do this.

    Edit: just got done looking at the rest of the pictures. this looks about 10x harder than what I did. That's the BCM in the floorboard isn't it?
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    When our '97 T&C was diagnosed with a corroded-thru evaporator, and I found that the only way was to pull the entire dash, it was a quick decision to let a shop do the work. From what I see here, it was $700 well-spent. As I recall, the dealer wanted a lot more than $700 (I went with a recommended shop). The guy said they had done many of these evaporator jobs on fleet vehicles. It's common for condensation to settle in the bottom (poor drainage) and rust it out.

    No way could I do that in 12 hours! You must be quite organized.

    Our current '00 GVoyager had leaking A/C condensers (both main and aux/rear). After I replaced those, I was literally holding my breath when we tried pulling a vacuum. My nightmare was putting money into condensers, only to find out the evaporator was bad, too. But I was relieved.
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