Question about 1996 Ford Explorer
so the real questions are.
how can I breach the system at home DIY ,right?
is that it?
how can i do that and not get humid air in to the loop.
why not read the FSM on this topic, H3LL any car 1996
in chapter HVAC
read it , then ask questions, on the 100 steps.
simple answer, you cant unless you have HVAC tools.
or google it.
1: capture old Freon (tm)
2: replace parts.
3: pump it down with the vacuum pump.
4: charge it with freon by weight not volume.
that is a macro list.
varies depending on failure or state of system. before take down.
Posted on May 14, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You will need to remove the door panel to gain access to the handle. Roll the window up or down as needed to get to the nuts that attach the handle to the door. You will also need to remove a rod the goes to the door lock. You will see the rod after the door panel is removed. Good luck.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
Removal and Installation
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
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P0442 - Evaporative Emission Control System Leak Detected (small leak)
This indicates a fuel vapor leak in the EVAP control system. It means a very small leak has been detected. In fact, the leak can be from a hole as small as 0.04" in diameter. The (EVAP) emission control system prevents the escape of fuel vapors from a vehicle's fuel system.
Fuel vapors are routed by hoses to a charcoal canister for storage. Later, when the engine is running a purge control valve opens allowing intake vacuum to siphon the fuel vapors into the engine.
You likely won't notice any drivability problems.
A code P0442 most likely means one or more of the following has happened:
A loose or improperly affixed gas cap
A non-conforming gas cap (i.e. not factory/original brand)
A small leak/hole in a fuel vapor hose/tube
Other small leak in EVAP system
Faulty vent o-ring seal
Possible Solutions: with a P0442, the most common repair is to:
Remove and reinstall the gas cap, clear the codes, and drive for a day and see if the codes come back.
Otherwise, replace the gas cap, or
Inspect the EVAP system for cuts/holes in tubes/hoses
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Posted on Jul 15, 2012
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