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post #1 of 25 Old September 7th, 2007, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Heater Core

How hard is it to change out the heater core? Are there any guides you could point in my direction? On my way home from work today I smelled coolant inside the car and when I looked at the passenger floor there was some coolant on the carp[et and a slow drip. IWhen I pulled over I could hear the hot coolant escaping from a restriction and there was also a small puddle under the passenger side. I am going to loop the lines together for now to keep the coolant from going into the heater core. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 25 Old September 7th, 2007, 09:52 PM
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Good luck if its got air pretty much have to take the dash out
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Mine was a pain in the ass but if you got a full day to do it and a buddy you should be able to. The entire dash has to come out to get out the heater box.
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yea.. this is going to be a pita to do.




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Good luck if its got ahttps://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums/heater-core-vt36243.htmlir pretty much have to take the dash out
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You do have to take out the dash its a pain if I had the choice and the money I would have paid someone to do it
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Great, just what I wanted to hear.
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Sorry man no way around it it sucks ass
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Yeah there is now way around it jst do it yourself like I said if you start in the morning you could have it done by late afternoon or evening if you have never done one before
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Yeah there is now way around it jst do it yourself like I said if you start in the morning you could have it done by late afternoon or evening if you have never done one before
Nope, never done a r & r on a heater core. Just a removal of the heater box in a 66 Mustang and the dash did not have to come out.
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You dont have to take it all the way out on a fox but it is easyer and if you have air you have to drain it and recharge it as well
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Its alot easyer to take it all the way out and yes the a/c must be recharged to
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I had a 84 that was going to be a quick buck drove the shit out of it heater core started leaking i cut the box put a heater core in it duct taped backed together and painted it black lol it worked and i sold it
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doesn't any body google ? dam gess it is easyer to ask the serch
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doesn't any body google ? dam gess it is easyer to ask the serch
HAHAHAHA, I'm usually the first person to say "Google that $hit". I guess laziness caught up with me.
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I had a 84 that was going to be a quick buck drove the shit out of it heater core started leaking i cut the box put a heater core in it duct taped backed together and painted it black lol it worked and i sold it
Ive done this, there is somewhere online that shows about where to cut the box to pull the heater core our, worked great. I just glued mine back with black silicone.

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I had a 84 that was going to be a quick buck drove the shit out of it heater core started leaking i cut the box put a heater core in it duct taped backed together and painted it black lol it worked and i sold it
Ive done this, there is somewhere online that shows about where to cut the box to pull the heater core our, worked great. I just glued mine back with black silicone.
Right here: http://www.mustangsteve.com/heatercore.html

What size are the heater hoses that go into the firewall?
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lol didnt know they where fillming me opps
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Its not a bad job, done it many times. Don't let them scare you just a few nuts and bolts. I can knock them out in a few hours with out removing the dash.

-remove center console
-drop 4 bolts on the steering coulomb
-take out the 3? bolts holding the dash, on center of windshield and 2 next to kick panel
-Remove hoses (AC and water) to the firewall
-remove 2 nuts on fire wall side.
-pull dash tord seat on passenger side and you CAN reach the bolts and remove the heater core.

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