Ford Explorer – A/C Evaporator Core

Ford Explorer – Car Repair Estimate

Year
Make
Model
Engine
Transmission
Mileage
2002
Ford
Explorer
6
Auto
110,000
Stated concern/problem:
Customer requests estimate to replace a/c evaporator core
Evaporator core
Parts
Description
Net
Aftermarket
MSRP/OEM
1
Evaporator core
195.68
3
Ounces refrigerant oil
1.29
3.87
1
R134 refrigerant dye
9.99
1.87
Lbs. R134 refrigerant
9.87
18.46
Total Parts:
228.00
Labor
Description
1.0
Diagnostics, leak test, dye test and vacuum leak down test
2.1
Remove and replace evaporator core
1.0
Evacuation and recharge of air conditioning system
Total Hours:
4.1
Labor Rate:
80.00
Total Labor Charge:
328.00
Misc
Description
Charge
1
Shop supplies
2.95
Total Miscellaneous Charges:
2.95
Flat Fees
Description
Charge
Total Flat Fees
Auto Repair Estimate Overview:
Total Labor:
328.00
Total Parts:
228.00
Miscellaneous:
2.95
Flat Fees:
Tax (5%, parts only)
13.68
Grand Total:
572.63
Notes: there are many aftermarket a/c evaporator cores available. Prices range from $95 to $295. MSRP is $373.90. This estimate includes professional and complete diagnostics, replacement of core, and evacuation and recharge of air conditioning system.

Given the nature of air conditioning, the receiver dryer “may” need to be replaced, but it is very often NOT necessary despite the text books and commonly held beliefs. Also, other components such as seals, orifice tube…etc. “may” need to be replaced – see additional notes regarding higher mileage vehicles at car repair costs

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