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My 97 ZJ Tsi was in a collision before I bought it.
The A/C line was busted and the evaporator was missing.
Mine is a 97 5.2lt, my friend has a 94 also the 5.2lt.
If I take ALL the A/C lines, compressor and evaporator coil, will this
fit straight on and work for my 1997?
Give me reasons why and why not. Thank you.
 

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The evaporator is up under the dash between the glovebox and firewall.

Do you mean the condensor (in front of the radiator)?

If the system has been open for awhile, you should replace the reciever/dryer with a new one (not too expensive).
 

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The evaporator is up under the dash between the glovebox and firewall.

Do you mean the condensor (in front of the radiator)?

If the system has been open for awhile, you should replace the reciever/dryer with a new one (not too expensive).
Yes I do mean the condensor. Thank you for the corection.
My system has been open for about one year. Does this realy mean
I need to replace the reciever/dryer as well? How about my heater core.

I am having a shop clean out my lines and fill me up after I install everything.
I can only assume that These parts are a pain to get to.
 

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If your evaporator doesn't leak, leave it alone. Pain. You have to remove the whole dash.

The shop can tell you if you need a new receiver/dryer. They are not expensive.

Have them pull a vacuum and check for leaks.
 

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I just got my condenser installed and my lines ready. The mechanic will
finish my lines with O-rings and oil it up, clean the lines, pressure test and then fill. He is charging me $90 for the work. I think its a good deal. I tell you that it was a pain in my ars to get the condenser in place between the tranny lines and the radiator.
 

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I just got my condenser installed and my lines ready. The mechanic will
finish my lines with O-rings and oil it up, clean the lines, pressure test and then fill. He is charging me $90 for the work. I think its a good deal. I tell you that it was a pain in my ars to get the condenser in place between the tranny lines and the radiator.
Yep, good deal.
 

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So I installed my lines with new rings, oiled up my condenser, and had a friend come over and vacuum my lines. I than oiled up and put the refrigerant in myself. I gave my friened $20 for the help. I ended up paying under $55 dollars for a new condenser, compressor, all lines, rings, oil, and a charge of AC.
Its good to know people.
Thanks for your help.
 
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