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Anybody come up with any nifty ways to clean the evaporator WITHOUT removing it from the dash? The gaps between the fins on mine are caked-up good. If there was a liquid/spray solvent that might work like Easy-Off oven cleaner, then you could work it a couple of times till you got it all. Or find a proper size tool/poker that could ram the gunk thru the cooling fins.

Im thinking about using a Dremel tool and just cutting out a swath of the ducting and just duct taping it back when done. That would give me more access to the evaporator with which to reach the fins.

Any other MacGuivers out there with any other ideas. If I pull the dash on a 16 year old van, who knows what electrical ghosts will appear from old wires and circuit boards being flexed causing opens and shorts.

It already dies intermittantly while on the road. Starts up right away, but it just stops running. Not good to have your power steering go out while on the road. Let alone the brakes. Beginning of a bad day.
 

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Thanks John, Ill try the custom hose deal. My problem is not enough air volume going thru the vents. It's so grunded up there between the fins I dont think a vacuum will do the job. It used to blow very well, but not any more, and its not the blower and/or resistor issue. But I am going to check to see if replacing the insulation around the evaporator will in fact help. I could be wrong about the whole thing.
 
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