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HOW DO I REMOVE EXPANSION VALVE ON 96 CARVAN

1996 Dodge Other

On the air conditioniong system how do I remove the expansion valve that is on the firewall? I removed the nut that holds the ac hoses but what holds it to the ac evaporator?
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Helmers99
April 16, 2006.



The valve should pop right off but the base is part of evaporator. It is probably stuck and corroded as often happens. Work it very carefully or you will snap the evaporator housing.

Tiny
Losone
Apr 16, 2006.
So there is no nut on the back side of the expansion valve?

Tiny
Helmers99
Apr 16, 2006.
No nut just a flat fit with a metal washer which is probably corroded. Go to the Zone and get some rust inhibitor in a spary can. Put it on and let it sit for a couple of hours. Good luck

Tiny
Losone
Apr 16, 2006.