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2011 Toyota Camry Evaporator Replacement

I did the UV dye test on my AC system and I can't find the leak in the engine compartment implying it is the evaporator. The evaporator is buried in the dash.

I have a 5-year subscription to AllDatadiy.com for my 2011 Camry because I could not find where to purchase a Factory Service Manual. AllDatadiy.com does not have the disassembly procedure to get the evaporator. What Alldatadiy.com has is pictured below in the screenshots. I went to the Toyota dealer and they just told me that the FSM cannot be purchased. E-bay has nothing. I need to get a manual to do this repair. What do I do?
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I’d look for a little more concrete evidence before tearing into that. I did an evaporator on a Hyundai Accent at work, only after finding the dye coming out of the ac evaporator drain. It was very obvious with the UV light and yellow glasses on. Check both of your schrader valves and make sure they’re tight. Check all your ac lines where the metal lines meet rubber (at the crimps) you’ll see more of an oily residue with dirt stuck to it. And check the condenser out in front of the car for some obvious impact damage.


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You can view and download the entire FSM for the car at techinfo.toyota.com. It's $15 for a 2 day subscription which is literally 48 hours to open, click print, and save as a pdf. I just downloaded over 3K pages of the manual for my LS460 (it's probably a 4-5K page manual), including around 95% of the wiring diagram.

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You can view and download the entire FSM for the car at techinfo.toyota.com. It's $15 for a 2 day subscription which is literally 48 hours to open, click print, and save as a pdf. I just downloaded over 3K pages of the manual for my LS460 (it's probably a 4-5K page manual), including around 95% of the wiring diagram.
Last time I said this my post got deleted. Otherwise TIS will have everything needed to do just about anything on a early 80s Toyota and higher.

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Last time I said this my post got deleted. Otherwise TIS will have everything needed to do just about anything on a early 80s Toyota and higher.
When was that? Posting an actual FSM or link to oneis against the rules, unless it's Toyota themselves (which TIS is).

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When was that? Posting an actual FSM or link to oneis against the rules, unless it's Toyota themselves (which TIS is).
PM sent, don't wanna move the thread to something unrelated.

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I’d look for a little more concrete evidence before tearing into that. I did an evaporator on a Hyundai Accent at work, only after finding the dye coming out of the ac evaporator drain. It was very obvious with the UV light and yellow glasses on. Check both of your schrader valves and make sure they’re tight. Check all your ac lines where the metal lines meet rubber (at the crimps) you’ll see more of an oily residue with dirt stuck to it. And check the condenser out in front of the car for some obvious impact damage.


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You are right. I will gather a little more evidence before I replace the evaporator.
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You can view and download the entire FSM for the car at techinfo.toyota.com. It's $15 for a 2 day subscription which is literally 48 hours to open, click print, and save as a pdf. I just downloaded over 3K pages of the manual for my LS460 (it's probably a 4-5K page manual), including around 95% of the wiring diagram.
Good idea. I will look into this. Thank you!
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Do a real good inspection of the condenser. On my son's 2007, I did the dye test and I could just faintly see two 1" spots of "glow" on the condenser fins. There was no real obvious damage to it. Replaced condenser, pulled a vacuum on the system (no leaks), and refilled with the specified amount of refrigerant and its been great since (at least 3 years ago). Cheers!

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Is the evaporator drain tube undercard showing dye?
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Do a real good inspection of the condenser. On my son's 2007, I did the dye test and I could just faintly see two 1" spots of "glow" on the condenser fins. There was no real obvious damage to it. Replaced condenser, pulled a vacuum on the system (no leaks), and refilled with the specified amount of refrigerant and its been great since (at least 3 years ago). Cheers!
The reason I doubt the condenser is because a full charge is gone 1-2 days. The leak is really bad. I would expect to see the UV dye on the condenser but I haven't as of yet.
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Is the evaporator drain tube undercard showing dye?
I haven't had a chance to explore this yet. I plan to look into this soon.
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