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Check my tips and tricks in my profile. If you have a 88 ranger 4 cyl. like mine. It's a piece of cake. I can't imagine the 6 cyl version being that much more complicated but I haven't worked on one. If you have any mechanical skills and common screwdriver bits or small sockets it should take you all of 30 mins. And like everything else I ever had to replace on the truck it costs $25 - $35.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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allow the system to cool down

take radiator cap loose to release pressure

once pressure is released tighten cap

loosen clamps on the heater hoses in the engine compartment on the pass. side of firewall.

plug or cap off the heater core tubes to prevent spillage when you pull it into the truck

place a trash bag on floorboard in case spillage occurs

remove the five screws holding the heatre core access cover, three on top and two on bottom

carefully pull heater core back and down and remove it from the dash

install is reverse

Hope this helps

Posted on Mar 29, 2009

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the dash must come out.

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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