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    need someone to replace A/C evaporator on 1998 V70 T5 SE

    Hi All, the evaporator unit behind the dash has "gone" on our V70 T5 SE (1998)j. Can anyone here recommend someone who can change out and replace this. I know it's a pig of a job as the whole dash has to be taken out. Any suggestions/recommendations. I'm near to Stevenage/Bedford area.

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    http://www.independentvolvoservices.com, can't vouch for there work.

    My understanding is its not a hard job but is time intensive, about 10 hours work, so a normal decent garage shouldn't have any problems doing it.

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    Depends how you do it. If you go in from the glovebox side then the heater matrix is about 2 hours tops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobbly Dave View Post
    Depends how you do it. If you go in from the glovebox side then the heater matrix is about 2 hours tops.
    there is also the air-con chiller matrix higher up in the back of the dash, which is what the thread was started concerning, that would be a be more difficult to get to, I have removed one in the past, but I was breaking the car so did't have to be to careful, iirc once the dashtop was removed it was relatively easy to get out

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    AFAIK the condenser is part of the rad pack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wobbly Dave View Post
    AFAIK the condenser is part of the rad pack?
    and the evaporator is in the dash above the heater matrix

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    We go to Tony's at IVS and he is excellent.
    Quote Originally Posted by Saaamon View Post
    http://www.independentvolvoservices.com, can't vouch for there work.

    My understanding is its not a hard job but is time intensive, about 10 hours work, so a normal decent garage shouldn't have any problems doing it.

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