Replacing Your Car’s A/C Evaporator Coil Vs. The Whole A/C

Replacing Your Car’s A/C Evaporator Coil Vs. The Whole A/C

When the air conditioning system in your automobile acts up, there could be a number of things going on – one of which could have to do with the A/C evaporator. An electrical issue, compressor problems, cooling fan issues, and more can also present themselves and point to improper A/C function.

Including problems with your A/C evaporator, car air conditioning system issues sometimes pose a significant choice: Should I replace a part or the entire air conditioning system?

Signs of a Faulty Evaporator

How do you know if the problem you’re experiencing with your car’s air conditioning system has anything to do with the evaporator? Here are some symptoms to watch for and/or check out:

  • Fluctuating temperature
  • Non-activation of the compressor
  • When using the A/C, a strange odor is detected
  • No air blowing or the cool air is weak

If the problem is a leak between the core and evaporator coil connection, the correct course of action is likely to replace the whole A/C evaporator – not just the coil.

Is It Time to Consider a New Part or a New A/C?

If the air conditioning system in your car is giving you problems, you may have already narrowed down the issue to your A/C evaporator coil or the evaporator itself. The question now, of course, is whether you should replace your evaporator/evaporator coil, or you should simply have the entire system pulled out and replaced.

The answer to the question of whether you should change out the A/C evaporator in your car or simply replace the entire system can depend on a number of factors:

  • Are there other parts that are faulty, nearly worn out, and will either immediately or soon need to be replaced?
  • How old is the air conditioning system?
  • How many times have you already had to repair the system or replace parts?
  • How old and worn out is the vehicle itself?

One of the biggest influences on your decision may be the cost. But remember, if you’re replacing part after part after part, it could be cheaper to replace the system altogether. There’s just no good reason to keep pumping money into an old air conditioning system. Better to replace it if the rest of the car is in good shape and you expect it to last a while.

Get the Car A/C Parts You Need from R & Y A/C Compressors®

Doing the work for your car yourself or having a certified auto mechanic do it is a personal choice. If you don’t have the right level of know-how and, of course, the right tools, it’s better left to a professional. You also may not have the time to devote to such a project as an air conditioning system.

if, however, you do your own work or need parts for your vehicle’s AC system, rely on R & Y A/C Compressors®. Some of the parts we carry include accumulators, compressor bearings, clutches, condensers, evaporators, tubes, valves, condenser and compressor kits, and more.