2001 Mitsubishi Mirage Evaporator replacement Mirage

Tiny
RSM1979
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  • 2001 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
I am trying to replace the evaporator in a 2001 mirage. The problem is it seems I have to remove the dash in order to remove it and place it back in. I found the bolts behind the two air conditioner vents that loosened the dash some, and I have removed the air bag and radio. I need help going from this point on in order to get the old evaporator out, and the new one in.
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Saturday, May 31st, 2014 AT 6:40 AM

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Tiny
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See pic take the glove box and glove box frame out then use a screwdriver and rag and remoe clips from case. Add 2.0 ounces of refrigerant oil prior to installation and lube all O-rings.
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Saturday, May 31st, 2014 AT 8:57 AM
Tiny
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Thank you for the reply. I have managed to get the line removed from the firewall and the evap is free, but the evap is so tightly placed that I can't get it out due to the dash components and what I believe is the blower motor. I'm at a loss as to how to get it out from this point. Do I have to remove the dash to get it out, or is there an alternative? I have removed the glocve box, air bag, radio and the two bolts behind the air vent on the right and left side. If it would help, I can provide pics of the current situation.
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Saturday, May 31st, 2014 AT 9:21 AM
Tiny
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Pretty much what you have done plus remove the glove box frame says nothing about removing dash. Pull the whole housing back then down it should only be the one [iece you see in pic. Looks like two nuts and two screws on inside to fully remove it.
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Saturday, May 31st, 2014 AT 10:02 AM
Tiny
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I have wiggled, contorted, and pried trying to get this thing out. I just don't see any way of getting it out because of the plastic that is impeding in. It is totally loose, but will not come out. Any suggestions?
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Saturday, May 31st, 2014 AT 10:24 AM
Tiny
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You have to remove the a/c and heater duct joints remove compressor ecu and upper evaporator coveri fyou still can't get it out then try to remove lower dash screws/nuts and pry the dash outwards. This should come out not easily but it should still be removable an dit shold only be the part in pic.
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Saturday, May 31st, 2014 AT 10:31 AM
Tiny
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I'm not sure how to remove the heater duct joints or the compressor ecu. The vent ducts seem to run under the dash, and go all the way across. The evap case seems to be shaped like a pac-man. I'm not 100% sure, but the front seems to open a little, but the back seems solid. There may be a screw back there holding it, but since I can't get it out to see, I'm not sure. How do you remove the ducts and Ecu?
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Saturday, May 31st, 2014 AT 10:40 AM
Tiny
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I don't know what to tell you recheck the instruction s I sent an dmake sure everything is die connected it may be that the case is not completely apart like covers etc. Other than that I have no other suggestions. It should come out.
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Saturday, May 31st, 2014 AT 10:42 AM
Tiny
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How do you remove the heater duct joints, and where are they located? To vents?
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Saturday, May 31st, 2014 AT 11:00 AM
Tiny
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They will slide into one another I really think you have tackled a job tha tis beyond your ability. I have no further suggestions or comments. I have given you everything you need diagram and instruction wise to do this job.
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Saturday, May 31st, 2014 AT 12:36 PM

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