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Evaporator coil and vaccuum problem with the P2SRR-16S.

Another company removed evaporator coil and broke suction line off. They said it had a leak. I repaired the suction line, reinstalled the evaporator coil, and sautered the cap tube back in. Now every time I start up the system it pulls into a vaccuum. Charge is 11 1/4 ounces. I pulled evaporator 3 times and flushed. System is still pulling a vaccuum. Is there a regulator or metering device that is supposed to be on the coil, other than just a cap tube?

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SECTION 412-03: Air Conditioning 1999 Town Car Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Evaporator Core Removal and Installation
NOTE: The evaporator core is not separately serviceable. It is serviced only with the evaporator core housing assembly.
NOTE: Installing a new suction accumulator is not required when repairing the refrigerant system except when there is physical evidence of system contamination from a failed A/C compressor or damage to the suction accumulator.
NOTE: If an evaporator core leak is suspected, the evaporator core must be leak tested before it is removed from the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 412-00 .
  1. Remove the evaporator core housing. For additional information, refer to Section 412-02 .
  1. Transfer the components from the old evaporator core housing to the new evaporator core housing
  1. Install the evaporator core housing. For additional
  2. information, refer to Section 412-02
Evaporator Core Housing Removal
  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
  1. Recover the refrigerant. For additional information, refer to Section 412-00 .
  1. Drain the radiator. For additional information, refer to Section 303-03 .
  1. Remove the screws and the RH cowl vent screen.
  1. Disconnect the vacuum hoses and the wire harness connector from the evaporative emission canister purge valve (EVAP canister purge valve) (9C915).
  1. Remove the nuts and remove the evaporative emission canister purge valve.
  1. Remove the heater hoses from the heater core.
  1. Remove the screw and reposition the windshield washer fluid reservoir.
  1. Disengage the four wire harness retainers from the top of the RH fender apron.
  1. Remove the RH front wheel and tire.
  1. Remove the screws from the RH fender apron and remove the fender apron.
  1. Disconnect the wire harness connector from the A/C cycling switch (19E561).
  1. Disconnect the wire harness connector from the blower motor (18527).
  1. Disengage the wire harness connector from the retainer.
  1. Disconnect the evaporator to compressor suction line from the suction accumulator/drier (19C836). For spring lock couplings disconnect and connect general procedure, refer to Section 412-00 .
  1. sxg~us~en~file=ani_caut.gif~gen~ref.gif CAUTION: To prevent damage to the fitting and the tube, use a backup wrench when removing the suction accumulator/drier.
    Disconnect the suction accumulator/drier from the A/C evaporator core.
  1. Remove the clamp screw retaining the A/C accumulator mounting bracket to the A/C evaporator core housing and remove the suction accumulator/drier.
  1. Disconnect the condenser to evaporator tube from the A/C evaporator core (19860). For spring lock couplings disconnect and connect general procedure, refer to Section 412-00 .
  1. Remove the RH instrument panel insulator.
    • Remove the pushpins.
    • Disengage the courtesy lamp holder.
    • Disconnect the power point wire harness connector and remove the RH instrument panel insulator.
  1. Remove the in-car temperature sensor hose and elbow from the evaporator housing.
  1. Remove the nuts at the top of the evaporator housing.
  1. Remove the nuts at the bottom of the evaporator housing.
  1. Remove the screw and nut near the blower motor.
  1. Remove the screws.
  1. Separate the housing and remove the blower motor and A/C evaporator core.
  1. Disconnect the wire harness connector.
  1. Remove the evaporator core cover.

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The following is a general removal procedure of A/C evaporator core. The evaporator is removed differently from different vehicles.
For example, a 1994 Ford Taurus/Mercury Sable instructs you to, "Using a hot knife, cut the top of the air conditioning evaporator housing between the raised outline."

Use a hacksaw or a hot knife to cut the case. Reprinted with the permission of Ford Motor Company.
But a 1993 Ford Probe manual says to simply remove the blower motor and assembly screws before separating the case halves and removing the evaporator.

The following procedure assumes that access to the evaporator has been determined.
  • Recover the refrigerant.
  • Drain the radiator if the heater hose(s) has to be removed to gain access.
  • Remove the heater hose(s), if necessary.
  • Remove any wiring harness, heat shields, brackets, covers, and braces that may restrict access to the evaporator core.
  • Remove the liquid line at the thermostatic expansion valve (TXV) or fixed orifice tube (FOT).
  • Remove the suction line at the evaporator or accumulator outlet.
  • Gain access to the evaporator core as outlined in the service manual.
  • Lift the evaporator from the vehicle.
  • Drain the oil from the evaporator into a calibrated cup.
  • For replacement, reverse the preceding procedure. First, replace the oil with the same amount and type you previously drained.

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