Fix It Right! - Evaporator Core Replacement (S1E5)
Demonstrated on a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.7L V6 4WD.
In this video, we demonstrate the process of removing everything that covers the HVAC airbox on a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which essentially involves having to strip the dash down to the firewall.
Essentially, this video differs from our previous videos in that in this case we show a job that isn't really safe to attempt by most DIYers and should be taken to a professional, and we show why it's best left to the pros.
Removing the entire dash of a vehicle is an intensive process that should not be attempted without extensive expertise and a comprehensive set of tols, including AC recovery equipment and specialized tooling as necessary. This process requires the disabling and disassembly of critical safety systems such as airbags. AC work often requires certification - in the United States, the Clean Air Act's section 609 mandates certification for working with automotive AC refrigerant. Since this is a task best left to professionals, only an overview of the process is shown without getting into specifics.
*** PROFESSIONALS ONLY ***
This repair task may be difficult or dangerous to attempt. It should only be performed by professional technicians.
*** NOT DIY-FRIENDLY ***
This task is best left to professionals.
*** CERTIFICATION REQUIRED ***
This repair task requires certification in many municipalities. Check your local laws before attempting.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read the disclaimer text at the start of the video before attempting anything shown therein. Take your time, take care, and be safe!
About the "Fix It Right!" video series:
"Fix It Right!" is a series of how-to videos intended to give do-it-yourselfers basic instructions on proper vehicle repair and maintenance. All of our videos show real repairs being performed on real vehicles by real technicians in a real auto shop. (Repairs are filmed and shown with the permission of the vehicles' owners.) Although there may be more than one way to perform any particular repair (and in many cases there are lots of ways!) we try to focus on the methods that will be safest and most expedient for DIYers with limited access to tooling and equipment.
We will also occasionally be showing repair processes that are too complex or dangerous for DIY, or require specialized tooling, expertise, equipment, and/or certifications. Those episodes will highlight the importance of hiring a professional auto technician for tasks that are not DIY-friendly, and demonstrate why such tasks are best left to professionals.
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How To Find and Repair AC Leaks - EricTheCarGuy
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How To Recharge an AC System: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lglPJuBXVeE
Basics of AC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w17DpGCcRj8
AC Performance Test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU_A4wNuHXI
I suppose this has been a long time coming but for me I wanted to make sure that I made a video that would be useful to you as well as emphasized the importance of good practices when working with AC. Keep in mind refrigerant is a CFC meaning that it pretty much kills the ozone layer and if you don't respect that you WILL cause environmental damage even a little adds up so please follow the precautions in this video when working on an AC system. The other thing about AC is that it involves a lot more than just shooting a can of refrigerant into the system when it's not working right there are many systems that come into play that you need to consider such as; the health of the cooling system, cooling fan operation, the mechanical operation of the components of the system, the operation of the HVAC inside the dash, and the electronics so keep in mind if you're having a problem with your AC it could be much more than just a simple leak. I'll get off my soap box now.
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AC System Basics - EricTheCarGuy
This is a kind of video response to a question I got from RadicalComedy about servicing her AC system. Keep in mind that this is a very basic overview of the components and operation of the AC system. In future installments I plan to get more in depth about the operation and function of these parts but for now I think 6 minutes of your time is enough.
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Automotive Repair Video: A/C Leak Detection and Other Tips, The Trainer, May 2011
http://workshop.search-autoparts.com Today's mobile air conditioning systems are doing more with a lot less. Refrigerant capacities are getting smaller and smaller, with some models holding as little as 11 ounces! Leaks that would allow a system to last the whole year before experiencing a problem now result in a hot, sweaty...and unhappy...customer returning to your shop before the dog days of summer are over.
Finding these small leaks is a matter of using the right tools and the right methods. This month, technical editor Pete Meier shares tips on how best to prepare for servicing today's systems, and finding those annoying leaks.
And that's not all...later this month, Pete partners with TST and Delphi to dive deeper into A/C service in a FREE, live webcast this May 26th at 8:00 pm ET. To register, log on to MotorAge.com/ACBestPractices today! Click this link to subscribe to Motor Age! http://bit.ly/MA_YT_freesub
Jeep Grand Cherokee Evaporator .avi
In this video we show you how to remove and replace an A/C evaporator core.
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HOW TO: Super Clean Your Windshield
We found Rain-X, Invisible Glass and 0000 steel wool on Amazon.com.
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We demonstrate how to make the windshield of your RV or car cleaner and clearer. We'll show you how to improve the clarity of the glass and improve visibility.
UPDATE: A viewer wrote to say that he experienced some areas of scratching after trying this. I've never heard of it scratching before, so I just did a little Googling, and while there seem to be some people who question using steel wool, others swear by it. Some also think you should never us a razor blade on glass, and others do it all the time. One suggestion was to use wet steel wool (of course it will then rust, so pitch it afterwards). Another mentioned buying something called "Poli-Flex Rubberized Clayblock" for cleaning. Although I cannot guarantee that scratching is impossible, many people who've tried steel wool since seeing this video have been thrilled with the results. Either way, proceed slowly and with caution and at your own risk.
After a little time goes by, every windshield gets a little hazy. That goes double for autos that are towed right behind a large motorhome. Using our toad (towed car), we show you how to use fine steel wool, Rain-X and Invisible Glass to make your view just a little bit clearer.
Although our car's windshield has a lot of little nicks from over 9 years of being towed around North America, we still want to keep it as clear as possible. Regular washing can't remove the fine dirt that gets into the pores of the glass, so we use a little detailer's trick that we learned years ago: 0000 steel wool. While you'd expect that steel wool would scratch the glass, it's exactly the opposite. Just like furniture makers use extra-fine steel wool to rub out the surface of the wood after each coat of stain, it polishes glass the same way. Everybody we've told about this little detailing trick seemed really surprised that steel wool does not scratch glass.
NOTE: We mention using fine 0000 steel wool in this video. It is EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE, and care should be used in storing and using it. To see our video demonstrating how to start a fire using only steel wool and a 9-volt battery, click here:
The intro music is my own piano performance of Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag from 1899.
DO YOUR RV SLIDE TOPPERS NEED REPLACING? Tough Top Awnings are thicker and stronger than OEM fabric and cost far less too! Get higher-quality fabric and save at least half the cost by replacing your slide toppers yourself. Watch RVgeeks' Slide Topper Installation Video to see how easy it is - http://youtu.be/7EXgaoRNkYg - and visit http://www.toughtopawnings.com for complete details. Be sure to tell Ray (the owner) "RVgeeks sent me!"
RV Geeks offers basic DIY (do it yourself) RV service, repair, maintenance and travel tips from full-time RVers who have been handling most of their own maintenance since hitting the road in 2003.
Be sure to confirm that all methods and materials used are compatible with your particular recreational vehicle. Every type of motorhome, motorcoach, fifth wheel, travel trailer, bus conversion, camper and toy hauler is different, so your systems may not be the same as ours.
RVgeeks is proud to be affiliated with RVtravel.com.
While we're not RV technicians, we're very mechanically inclined and have learned a lot about RV systems over the years. We handle most of our own minor service, maintenance and repair work on our 2005 43' Newmar Mountain Aire diesel pusher. We also maintained our 2002 39' Fleetwood Bounder Diesel during our first two years on the road.
We meet lots of newer RVers who are eager to learn some basics about maintaining and caring for their rigs. After more than 10 years on the road, we want to share what we've learned (some of it the hard way). ;-)
We hope our experiences can help other RVers go DIY, saving some time, money and effort, while experiencing the satisfaction of a job well done.
We do not pretend to be experts on any particular RV topic, and mostly know about maintaining our own rig. But lots of things are the same on RVs in general, and diesel pushers in particular.
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Getting Rid Of Stinky Car AC Odors
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 42 years, shows how to get rid of those horrid stinky air conditioner smells in your car with a simple spray. Visit Scottykilmer.com for free answers to all your car questions.
AC System Flush - AutoZone Car Care
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/ACjob/auto-air-condition... In the fourth installment of the AutoZone Complete Car Care - AC Repair Series, Bruce Bonebrake shows how to properly flush your car's AC system.
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Auto Repair Tip Wilmington Delaware - Jeep Air Conditioning and Heater Core Repairs
Welcome To Buckely's Auto Care. Call 302-999-8285 for your next service. This is part 2 and 3 of our Jeep HVAC repair. We're replacing a defective and broken blend door along with a heater core. It's a very time consuming repair and should be completed by a professional.
Buckley's Auto Care
1604 E. Newport Pike
Wilmington, Delaware 19804
Service Hours: 7AM - 6PM
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