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mosheva   
Sun Jul 09 2017, 03:39am
Member No: #45029
Joined: Jun 01 2016
Location: -
Hi all,

My C4 AC evaporator is damaged so the Freon is leaking.
To replace the evaporator I will need to remove the dashboard and take out the heater matrix - the local AC shop told my that this is a known issue with the C4 and the 308.

In order to save some $$$ I would like to remove the dashboard by myself and replace the evaporator then go to my local AC shop to vacuum and fill new Freon.

I would like to know how difficult it is to remove the dash on my C4 and if anyone has done it? I've searched for videos and guides but couldn't find none. I do have the Citroen guide from Citroen Service Box.

Second, is there any other way to fix it without the need to completely remove the dash?

Best,
HansZarkov   
Mon Jul 10 2017, 06:23am
Member No: #28218
Joined: Nov 18 2012
Location: derbyshire
Hi Mosheva,

To replace the evaporator is a big job.. are you absolutely sure it is the evaporator rather than the rest of the system?

John
mosheva   
Mon Jul 10 2017, 07:05am
Member No: #45029
Joined: Jun 01 2016
Location: -
Yes, the AC guy checked and confirmed with a sniffer.. He also told me that he wished it wasn't it... He asked for a lot to fix it since this job is a pain...

So I was thinking maybe I can take the dashboard out replace the evaporator, install the dash and go for a gas refill. it will save me some $$

But beside the Citroen guide I don't find any other guides or videos regarding how to remove the dash.

riven1962   
Tue Jul 11 2017, 02:25am
Member No: #18905
Joined: Mar 23 2011
Location: Widnes, Cheshire
Don't think it's worth the effort.
mosheva   
Tue Jul 11 2017, 02:45am
Member No: #45029
Joined: Jun 01 2016
Location: -
Someone offered my to try this product: ERRECOM LEAK STOP FOR AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS

Any one have used it? please let me know your thought regarding those kind of products..
HansZarkov   
Tue Jul 11 2017, 06:30am
Member No: #28218
Joined: Nov 18 2012
Location: derbyshire
mosheva wrote ...

Someone offered my to try this product: ERRECOM LEAK STOP FOR AIR CONDITIONING AND REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS

Any one have used it? please let me know your thought regarding those kind of products..


The leak-stop stuff will work temporarily, but event then only on small holes, like punctures in the condenser or gaps in the seals. If the damage is corrosion, or a crack which is changing shape, then as soon as the condition worsens, your aircon fluid will be lost.

John
mosheva   
Tue Jul 11 2017, 06:35am
Member No: #45029
Joined: Jun 01 2016
Location: -
That's the point I'm not sure what is the condition, if it's a small hole or a shape change..

I've read that if my AC holds a vacuum for 4 minutes than this product can be helpful...
 

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