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Visitor, Freeport, TX, November 19, 2010, 19:40

can anyone give me a detailed picture of how to replace a heater core

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    November 19, 2010, 19:44
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    i can send you the article but you must remove the entire dash board to gain acess to the heater case. it takes about 7 hours in a shop and about 3 or 4 times that if you attempt it yourself
    REMOVAL

    Remove instrument panel, refer to Body and Frame/Interior Trim/ Dash Board/Service and Repair/ See: Body and Frame\Interior Moulding / Trim\Dashboard / Instrument Panel\Service and Repair
    NOTE: If a heater core leak is suspected, the heater core must be leak tested before it is removed from the vehicle.

    Drain coolant from radiator into a clean container.
    Disconnect heater water hoses from heater core. Plug heater core tubes or blow any coolant from heater core with low pressure air.



    Remove four retaining screws and A/C electronic blend door actuator from A/C evaporator housing.



    Remove metal cover, disengage spring from heater core cover and remove spring from lever.



    Gently depress locking ramp and remove lever from secondary A/C air temperature control door end.
    NOTE: Do not attempt to bend any part of the lever. It is brittle and will break.

    Rotate primary A/C air temperature control door shaft down, then swing metal link and remove from pin.
    Remove three heater core cover retaining screws and remove heater core cover and heater core cover seal from A/C evaporator housing.



    Remove heater core and seal from A/C evaporator housing by pushing on heater core tubes.
    INSTALLATION

    Transfer foam core seal to new heater core.
    Install heater core and foam core seal into A/C evaporator housing.
    Position heater core cover and seal on A/C evaporator housing and install three retaining screws.
    Install metal link over pin on primary A/C air temperature control door lever.
    Install secondary A/C air temperature control door lever on metal link.
    Install secondary A/C air temperature control door lever to secondary A/C air temperature control door end.
    Engage spring to heater core cover and secondary A/C air temperature control door lever.
    Install A/C electronic blend door actuator to A/C evaporator housing with four retaining screws.
    Connect heater water hoses to heater core.
    Fill radiator to correct level with previously removed coolant or specified mixture of coolant and water.
    Install instrument panel, refer to Body and Frame/Interior Trim/ Dash Board/Service and Repair/ See: Body and Frame\Interior Moulding / Trim\Dashboard / Instrument Panel\Service and Repair
    Check system for proper operation.

    Roy

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