I got a refill bottle which didn't work so well and it still wouldn't come on. I had a similar problem last year with the compressor not getting power and got it fixed (apparently a wire got sheared near the firewall). So I took it to the mechanic who found the evaporator core has a big leak. He wanted $550 to fix it all so I'm just going to replace the core myself and then get him to fill it up with freon.
So to replace the evaporator core. It's right next to the firewall in the black box looking thing, correct? Also is there anything I need to be sure to do when replacing it?
My truck's not slow, it's just the lag.
1996 Ford Ranger XLT 2wd 2.3l