C5 X7 2.7HDi Air conditioning evaporator

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C5 X7 2.7HDi Air conditioning evaporator

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Would appreciate some help in sourcing a new evaporator for my C5 Tourer. Had a catastrophic failure in the evaporator box, apparently. I (and my mechanic) am having trouble locating a replacement, other than Citroen. Does anybody have any ideas please? Cheers, Chris.
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Re: C5 X7 2.7HDi Air conditioning evaporator

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Just to be clear as terminology is often confused:- are you referring to the evaporator housing or the actual condenser drier unit (radiator)?
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Evaporator Housing UnitCondenser Drier Unit
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Re: C5 X7 2.7HDi Air conditioning evaporator

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So if it is the condenser, Citroen offer a cheaper alternative for cars >3 years: Part number: 1610161580, £271.46 inc. VAT from Citroen.

However, just Google "Citroen 1610161580" for plenty of aftermarket options.
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Re: C5 X7 2.7HDi Air conditioning evaporator

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Hi Marc, it's definately the evaporator unit under the dashboard. The dye used to locate the leak came out through the drain holes under the car. Dashboard removal required I understand. That's if we can locate an evaporator!
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Re: C5 X7 2.7HDi Air conditioning evaporator

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Unfortunately I can't locate a separate part number for the evaporator alone, item (6)
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(1) Air blower .
(2) Distribution flaps.
(3) Heating resistor (Depending on the versions).
(4) heater matrix.
(5) Mixing flaps.
(6) Air conditioning evaporator.
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Re: C5 X7 2.7HDi Air conditioning evaporator

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Thanks for lookiing. I'll let you know what happens. Chris
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Re: C5 X7 2.7HDi Air conditioning evaporator

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Sourced a used evaporator box from Bart Ebben. Around 300€ delivered. Installed and all working properly. Glad I didn't have to do it myself though!