Replacing the heater core on 2002 Dodge Ram 1500

How much of the dodge dash do I need to remove? and is this a model where the a/c unit needs to be discharged? This is for a 2002 dodge 1500 p/u 4.7

by in Banning, CA on April 01, 2010
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ANSWER by on April 01, 2010
the whle dash has to be released. you can set the passenger side on the front seat and expose the heater case. yes, the ac has to be disconnected as well. Roy
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COMMENT by on April 02, 2010
Thank you Roy for your info. I am wanting to grab a bit more detailed information. Not necessarily step by step. I am just amazed how much plastic and how many screws I have removed so far. I cant help but be nervous about reassembly. My biggest challenge so far is the second stage of the dash top. It is tied into the defrost plenum. The unit is brittle and I am being a pussy about tugging on it to hard. I am just wondering if there is soomething under the windshield wipers plastic flashing that I should have addressed. I am aware of the A/C now and I appreciate the info provided here on repair pal. Anyone with hands on knowledge are welcome to to chime in. Thanks
COMMENT by on April 02, 2010
it has been a while since touching one. i was 9 when they were made. i have an old glens auto manual and will investigate and try to get you more infor Roy
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