Jim Grant's Tech Tips
‘96 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Replacement Evaporator Coil
Q: I am an inexperienced mechanic, I was wondering if I am able to replace the evaporator coil in my ‘96 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 5.2 liter engine. Where can I find complete instructions on how to do it?
- Kenneth S.
A: First, you would have to define inexperienced. I’m a believer that anyone can do about anything they put their mind to. The main tools you’ll need for a job such as replacing an A/C evaporator in your Jeep is patience, attention to detail and information. Information can be found but the detailed information you need, to maintain patience, will need to be borrowed or bought. You can purchase factory information and diagrams on-line. An example would be found at alldata.com. ALLDATA Information Systems has a Do It Yourself (DIY) section that allows you to purchase vehicle specific information. If you want to DIY this job, be organized. Have information and allow plenty of time. If you’re inexperienced, tackling a job like replacing an A/C evaporator without good information will have you throwing tools down the driveway. In which case, you should park your Jeep to allow for easy access for the wrecker, in the event you throw all your tools down the driveway.