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Old 11-04-2010, 12:58 PM   #1
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Can somebody please provide step-by-step instructions on how to bet to my heater core? Something is leaking, but have no idea on how to get in there!

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Old 11-04-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
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(1)Drain coolant below core level (2) remove hoses at the core tubes (3)remove the glove box compartment (4)disconnect temperature and function cables (5) from inside passengers compartment remove the 7 screws from the core access cover then remove cover(6) remove core(7)installation is the reverse of removal replacing any damaged seals
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I am both short of time and $ right now. I believe I have spotted the two hoses that go thru the firewall to the heater core. As a temporary fix could I turn them into a loop by disconnecting one and hooking the remaining back into the engine (where they seem to come from)? I am actually getting water dripping from the under dash unit onto the floor, so need to do something quick. I'm in Southern CA, so not having a heater for a while is not a big issue.

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Yes ,it's a quick and cheap solution
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It will work, but heater core at junkyard maybe 20 bucks. Oh I see you are in Peoples Republic of Kalifornia.....Hmmmm.....Maybe 40 bucks at junkyard???
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You should be able to pick one up at autozone for about $25 bucks.
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$25 is about what i paid new for mine.
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Auto shop told me $200.00 for heater core (28.00 at Checker Auto Parts). plus $250.00 for labor = $450.00. No wonder shops get a bad reputation. I can work for far less.
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