How to Change a Toyota Evaporator
The evaporator coil in the air conditioning system of your Toyota is used to absorb hot air which passes through the system. If the evaporator coil becomes damaged, it will result in your air conditioning module not working correctly. You can pick up a replacement evaporator coil from your local auto store. The job will take you a couple of hours to complete.
- Moderately Challenging
- Socket wrench
- Phillips screwdriver
- Evaporator coil
Drive your Toyota to your local A/C repair center and ask them to remove the Freon from the system. It is illegal to vent the Freon into the atmosphere, so this must be completed by a professional.
Drive your vehicle back to your work area. Use A Phillips screwdriver to remove the lower dash panels. Lift the dash panels away from the vehicle in order to gain access to the A/C module.
Use a nut driver to loosen the bolt on the compressor belt tensioner. Lift the belt away from the module. Use a socket wrench to remove the bolts attached to the compressor. Unhook the electrical wiring and remove the compressor to gain access to the evaporator coil.
Lift the old coil away from the A/C module and replace it with a new one. Follow step 3 in reverse to reattach the compressor. Place the dash panels back on the dash and secure them in place with a Phillips screwdriver.
Drive your vehicle back to the A/C center and have the system in your Toyota refilled with Freon.