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heater core leak? easy fix or pain!!!

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Well ive noticed my cars been leaking coolant over my feet as they rest on the pedals. Had a quick inspection and its definately coming from the heat vents facing downwards. Is this common? Its only done 57k my Saleen and is a 00. How much is a new heater core? And how hard is it to replace?

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not too bad just gotta basically pull the dash out (pull it foward)

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Here's a link for a '96-'98. I wouldn't think '99-'04's would be much different.

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not too bad just gotta basically pull the dash out (pull it foward)
lol... not too bad?



dude i'd classify that as a pain

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think the book on it is like 8-12 hrs, so expect to pay an arm and leg to have a shop do it

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Thanks lads, I dont mind attacking this but does look a bit of a bitch. Anyone know how much a heater core is?

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Ya, I had 2 foxes the heater cores went out in. Whole effing dash....

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Thanks lads, I dont mind attacking this but does look a bit of a bitch. Anyone know how much a heater core is?
heatercore itself isn't that expensive... mayb like 100 bucks or so?

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Pain in the arse or what! Only just got it back on the road aswell. Typical!

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Is it a dash out job to bypass it temporarily?

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Heater core is a royal pain bro. I did it once, paid for it the second time, and I'll never do one again! Lol

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I've had mine bypassed for 4yrs now but it's only a summer car.

Inside the engine bay

Find coolant hose coming from under the intake and remove it from firewall. Then attach it to rear of intake where the other (shorter) heater hose goes.

Simple fix ... just no heat.



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Cheers for the info! Will do that asap! Dont make the car run any hotter does it? Ill pull the dash when I do my kenne bell conversion in the winter seeing as the cars going to be off the road anyway.

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Here's a link for a '96-'98. I wouldn't think '99-'04's would be much different.

Changing Heater Core on 96-98 Mustang

I've pulled the dash on 94-04 cars before and I always take out the dash with the steering column and steering wheel still attached. I don't understand why most people remove the steering column when pulling the dash as its just extra work.
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Thanks lads, I dont mind attacking this but does look a bit of a bitch. Anyone know how much a heater core is?
The core is pretty cheap.

Taking the dash is a royal f*cking pain in the dick though. Anyone can do it, but damn is it a pain. I did it over the course of two weekends. The tutorial on here is very helpful, just leave yourself looooots of time.

I just bypassed mine for a couple months with a cheap plastic barbed 90 deg fitting.
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I've had mine bypassed for 4yrs now but it's only a summer car.

Inside the engine bay

Find coolant hose coming from under the intake and remove it from firewall. Then attach it to rear of intake where the other (shorter) heater hose goes.

Simple fix ... just no heat.
Iv had mine bypassed for 2 yrs now and have no intention on doing it nor paying a shop 800$ to do it lol, it does get pretty cold down here in southern Texas during those long 15 or sovwinter days but I just suck it up

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Here's a link for a '96-'98. I wouldn't think '99-'04's would be much different.

Changing Heater Core on 96-98 Mustang
Oh F@#k!
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Haha well I bypassed mine last night so all is good! im swapping my series 1 charger for a kb2.6 unit in winter, so when its off the road ill do the dash removal then lol.

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