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Replacing VOLVO 850 AC evaporator

Comprehensive write-up by a Volvo trained tech.

How-to replace your volvo evaporator.

Here is a document that describes, in detail, how to perform the air conditioner volvo evaporator replacement in a Volvo 850 series vehicle. If your car is different, there may be some discrepancies between these instructions and what you will find when you perform your repair. However, they should be very close.

I hope that you find this document useful, whether for performing your own repair, or for guidance (or even additional help) for working with your independent mechanic. I wrote this guide because I wanted to try to help other folks avoid a costly dealer repair bill for their beloved Volvo. These cars are wonderfully built, safe and excellent performing vehicles. Unfortunately, they do have a few weaknesses; the air conditioner Volvo evaporator being one of the most expensive – if you have your dealer perform the repair.

MVS Forum Member chuckcintron says:

In case anyone was wondering how I spent my Labor Day 🙂

Here’s the documented results of the recent Volvo evaporator replacement I performed on my 1997 850GLT wagon. I went into the job intending to create this “how-to” guide, since almost everything I found out on the ‘net was lacking in some aspect. I took around 50 photos, and netted them down to the ones that ended up in this PDF.

The Volvo evaporator repair took me about 12 hours to complete. I hope these instructions can help others…I have a feeling that most of these cars have already had the evap job done by now, but there may be some stragglers out there (like me) who can benefit from this.

Anyway…enjoy…and let me know what you think.

Click here for the Volvo evaporator replacement info


MVS Forum Member Ubergeek replied:

AWESOME writeup. 😯

MVS Forum Member jtp says:

Wow, I think there’s a whole career in what you did called ‘tech writing’ or something like that. My evap is still original so I’ll use this some day… thanks a ton.

Volvo Evaporator Replacement – Step-by-Step guide with photos

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