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1981 Corvette. Can it be removed without pulling the front end off?? I would Like to make my A\C like new again with all new internals!! :thumbsup:. Getting ready to paint the engine bay also.

 

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Remove all the bolts around the outside, there's one on the inside of the car too. It might be easier to split the case and take it out 1/2 at a time. It will come off pretty easily with the engine out. The sealer they used at the factory is some tough stuff, a putty knife to help cut that will help.
 

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Remove all the bolts around the outside, there's one on the inside of the car too. It might be easier to split the case and take it out 1/2 at a time. It will come off pretty easily with the engine out. The sealer they used at the factory is some tough stuff, a putty knife to help cut that will help.

:agree: With the engine out removal is a snap.

Perimeter bolts, a couple insiders, hoses, and adhesive.

I did mine with the engine in the car...I had to force-split it, and managed to get it out.

That being said, aside from probably a huge collection of leaves and debris, your Evap is probably still in better shape than a replacement would be in.

Generally when re-doing an A/C system, the dryer and compressor are the weak links. A vacuum purge, flush, purge, and fill are all that it takes to get the A/C system working good assuming air flows properly through the condenser and Evap. Like I said, aside from leaves, your Evap should be fine.
 

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Generally when re-doing an A/C system, the dryer and compressor are the weak links. A vacuum purge, flush, purge, and fill are all that it takes to get the A/C system working good assuming air flows properly through the condenser and Evap. Like I said, aside from leaves, your Evap should be fine.
sounds good, I think Ill just leave it alone LOL :thumbsup:
 
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