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  Description and Operation  



  • The evaporator core is not separately serviceable, it is serviced only with the evaporator core housing assembly.
  • Installation of a new suction accumulator is not required when repairing the air conditioning system except when there is physical evidence of system contamination from a failed A/C component or damage to the suction accumulator.

The A/C evaporator core is the plate/fin type with a unique refrigerant flow path.

  • A mixture of refrigerant and oil enters the bottom of the A/C evaporator core through the A/C evaporator core inlet tube and is routed so it flows through the partitioned first three plate/fin sections.
  • The next four plate/fin sections are partitioned to force the refrigerant to flow toward the other end of the A/C evaporator core.
  • Refrigerant then continues through to the remaining five plate/fin sections and then moves out of the A/C evaporator core through the A/C evaporator core outlet tube.
  • This S-pass flow pattern accelerates the flow of refrigerant and oil through the A/C evaporator core.