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Old 08-09-2006, 01:51 PM
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Evaporator Coil Replacement on 97 E-class

Would anyone be interested in getting a bunch of pictures on the dash removal and replacement of an evaporator coil on a 97 e300D? It should be the same as any other e-class to my knowledge. I searched far and wide before doing this job and didn't find anything for the e-class, a few good ones for older models though.

I have good high-res pictures of putting things back together, just reverse to figure out how to take it apart. No rattles in the dash and cold cold air ever since I did the work two months ago, and thatís even during one of the hottest summers we've had in a while.

I'd definitely recommend this project as a diy.

If anyone's interested email me. Iíd be happy to put some explanation to the pictures and give any other details. This is my first post and I probably won't get back to checking it for a while.

nnourie@yahoo.com

--appologies in advance if this isn't the most appropriate area to post this. just thought it might show up in the search tool.

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Old 08-10-2006, 08:18 PM
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Yes, please.

If you can write a DIY to go with it, "Bill" webmaster@peachparts.com
would be very happy to add it to the wiki page.




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Old 08-16-2006, 05:58 PM
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E-class evaporator replacement

Do you have a place where I can post everything? I probably need to downsize the pictures as they're pretty big. I'm new to working on Mercedes, but I found this job particularly easy, just timely.

I have the pictures posted at the following address. They are in order of putting everything back together. Most pictures are around 2.5 Mb.

http://12.40.36.17/transfer/nick/DashAssemblyPictures/

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Old 08-17-2006, 12:48 PM
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Question Process?

Is there a documented DIY that goes with the pictures?
I can resize the pictures but we would need documentation to describe the overall process.
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E-class Evaporator Coil DIY

I'll need to work on that. I'll just do an 'instert picture number here' for where the pictures go. I'll try to work on it over the weekend.
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Old 08-17-2006, 06:00 PM
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Great!

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I'll just do an 'instert picture number here' for where the pictures go.
That would be perfect!
You can email me at webmaster@peachparts.com with the result. I'll start editing the pics in the next few days.
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:09 PM
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A good start, hopefully

I had a moment of inspiration and a moment of time and decided to get writing. I'm almost done, but will leave the rest for tomorrow or this weekend. No picture numbers have been included yet, but I've got the order of operation down.

I did this job several months ago, so the whole thing is from memory, but I think I got it pretty close. Anyway, it should be a slam-dunk for anyone with some mechanical ability who can fill in the dots with pictures and my article.

I've posted this to a word doc called Instructions.doc in the directory below. I'll just save over this document when I work on it again.


http://12.40.36.17/transfer/nick/DashAssemblyPictures/

You'll need to do a right click, save as, to save it.
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:45 PM
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http://12.40.36.17/transfer/nick/DashAssemblyPictures/

You'll need to do a right click, save as, to save it.
It doesn't work...I cannot save it.
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document

I didn't have a chance to work on it over the weekend, but here's a direct link to the document below. The last few steps and picture references still need to be put in. I wasn't sure if you wanted this for your own use or just to put out there for others. I hope to get it finished soon.

I'll put all the images in a zip file when I get the document done. Will make for easy downloading.


http://12.40.36.17/transfer/nick/DashAssemblyPictures/%20Instructions.doc
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Thumbs up Great!

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e-class evaporator replacement w/ pictures

Here's a link to the revised evaporator replacement document. The next link is to all the pictures zipped. I put in markers where certain pictures should go. I'd be happy to give any pointers to anyone who decideds to tackle this job. Just e-mail me at nnourie@yahoo.com. I usually only get on this great forum when something goes wrong with my e300, which hopefully won't be a while, knock on wood.

http://12.40.36.17/transfer/nick/DashAssemblyPictures/%20Instructions.doc

http://12.40.36.17/transfer/nick/DashAssemblyPictures/pictures.zip
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Old 08-27-2006, 07:34 PM
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Thumbs up Thanks for the DIY!

It's posted in the Wiki HERE.
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Old 08-27-2006, 08:25 PM
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Wow, thanks.

Well, not the easiest DIY item, but doable.

Good heavens man you ripped the guts out of the whole thing!

You need some badge from the German Autoworkers Union to do that!
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Old 08-28-2006, 06:11 PM
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mb guts

I think my wife has a whole new respect for my mechanical ability, although there wasn't anything mechanical about it. Just unplug, replug, unbolt and rebolt. It looks alot scarrier than it was. I was very careful not to undo anything more than I needed, although I will say the order I did things in wasn't the most efficient, although the order of operations I wrote in the DIY article is more logical.

I lost track how long the job took but I managed to do it over the course of a week, mostly after work.

Bill, thanks for posting the article. My one small contribution to the web.
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excuse my ignorance, how do you know the evaporator needs replacement?

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