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I just spent the past few hours looking at various topics regarding the A/C evaporator core and how over time leaves, debris & other crap can find it's way into the evaporator core and cause performance issues. I replaced my A/C blower motor 2 weeks ago and need to take it back out and put in a new hamster wheel (mine had a small crack that I didn't think would matter but it makes a horrible squeal when on the highest setting.) While I have the inner fender out again I wanted to try to clean the evaporator core just to make sure things are working as best as they can. I know the outer evap case has a few bolts holding it to the firewall. My question is, can you remove the bolts from the case and just slide it forward enough to access everything? I absolutely don't want to evacuate the system. I thought about taking the blower motor off and feeding my compressor air hose into the opening while using the shop vac to suck up any thing that gets blown around. I don't know how effective this will be as I didn't really look into the opening when I replaced the motor last time. If this method will work I would much rather try to just blow air around and suck the crap out then take the entire thing apart and try to reseal everything. Every post I found on the site just mentioned replacing/retrofitting or completely removing the a/c but no one seemed to document or mention just cleaning an otherwise working system.