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Trying to replace a heater core on a 1971 buick sklark cant get old one ouyt... any help in this area

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SOURCE: 1996 buick roadmaster keeps overheating:

A shotgun approach to repairs can really rack up the bills.

If your symptoms are loss of water and you have replaced the thermostat, you more than likely have an issue with steam. And that steam more than often comes from a bad head gasket. Most head gasket gasket failures seem to be confined to the water side initially, but let it go on bigger damage will occur.
You can buy a litmus test strip to dunk in the coolant. It will indicate if there are exhaust residuals in the water and thus a gasket failure.

However it may just be something simple, given that you have just about replaced everything:

have you given the radiator a good hosing inside and out?
is the radiator fan running when it should be?

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

playon186
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SOURCE: how to replace a heater core out of 97 buick skylark

There is a free way to find out where it is which is what you'll have to do first, go to any parts place which should have a diagram or they can just tell you over the phone. i will tell you this, hope that it's on the passenger side because if it's on the driver side you will need to pull the dash to get to it. If it's on the passenger side like the blower motor you can just drop the glove box door down to get to it. It looks like a little box woth two or three small hoses or pipes going to it which are failrly easy to disconnect. Hope this helped, good luck!

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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SOURCE: replace heater core 1994 chevy g20 conversion van

Here a are the instuctions to remove it. I did not know if you have A/C or not so I included both for you.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Without Air Conditioning
ALL MODELS
See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the coolant recovery bottle.
  3. Place a pan under the van and disconnect the heater intake and outlet hoses. Quickly remove and plug the hoses and support them in an upright position. Drain the coolant from the heater core into the pan.
CAUTION When draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.
  1. Remove the heater distributor duct-to-case attaching screws and the duct-to-engine cover screw. Remove the duct.
  2. Remove the engine cover.
  3. Remove all the instrument panel attaching screws.
  4. Carefully lower the steering column. Raise and support the right side of the instrument panel. Refer to for further details.
  5. Remove the defroster duct-to-case attaching screws and the two screws attaching the distributor to the heater case.
  6. Disconnect the temperature door cable. Carefully fold the cable back and out of the way.
  7. Remove the three nuts from the engine compartment side of the distributor case and the screw from the passenger compartment side.
  8. Remove the heater case and core assembly.
  9. Remove the core retaining straps and remove the core.
To install:
  1. Install the core.
  2. Install the core retaining straps.
  3. Install the heater case and core assembly.
  4. Fasten the three nuts on the engine compartment side of the distributor case and the screw on the passenger compartment side.
  5. Connect the temperature door cable.
  6. Install the defroster duct-to-case attaching screws and the two screws attaching the distributor to the heater case.
  7. Install the steering column.
  8. Fasten all the instrument panel attaching screws.
  9. Install the engine cover.
  10. Install the duct. Install the heater distributor duct-to-case attaching screws and the duct-to-engine cover screw.
  11. Connect the heater intake and outlet hoses.
  12. Fill the cooling system.
  13. Install the coolant recovery bottle.
  14. Connect the negative battery cable.
1990-95 MODELS With A/C

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Remove the engine cover.
  3. Remove the steering column-to-instrument panel bolts. Lower the column carefully.
  4. Remove the upper and lower instrument panel attaching screws. Remove the radio support bracket screw.
  5. Raise and support the right side of the instrument panel.
  6. Remove the lower right instrument panel bracket.
  7. Remove the vacuum actuator from the kick panel.
  8. Disconnect the temperature cable and vacuum hoses at the case. Remove the heater distributor duct from over the engine hump.
  9. Remove the two defroster duct-to-firewall attaching screws below the windshield.
  10. Under the hood, disconnect and plug the heater hoses at the firewall.
  11. Remove the three nuts and one screw (inside) holding the heater case to the firewall.
  12. Remove the case from the van. Remove the gasket for access to the screws holding the case together. Remove the temperature cable support bracket. Remove the screws and separate the case. Remove the heater core.
To install:
  1. Install the heater core.
  2. Assemble the case and fasten the screws.
  3. Install the temperature cable support bracket.
  4. Position the gasket, then install the case in the van.
  5. Fasten the three nuts and one screw (inside) holding the heater case to the firewall.
  6. Connect and plug the heater hoses at the firewall.
  7. Fasten the two defroster duct-to-firewall attaching screws below the windshield.
  8. Install the heater distributor duct.
  9. Connect the temperature cable and vacuum hoses at the case.
  10. Install the vacuum actuator at the kick panel.
  11. Install the lower right instrument panel bracket.
  12. Fasten the radio support bracket screw.
  13. Fasten the upper and lower instrument panel attaching screws.
  14. Fasten the steering column-to-instrument panel bolts.
  15. Install the engine cover.
  16. Connect the battery ground cable.
  17. Refill the cooling system as necessary.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: where is the heater core, on a 1986 Buick Regal??

under the dash on the passenger side

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

proJekttaLon
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SOURCE: 1994 buick lesabre heater core removal

The heater core is located under the dash, in the center. The container holding the core looks like a black plastic box. Remove the ash tray for easier access. You may have to also remove some other covers under the dash. You must first drain the radiator then you have to disconnect the hoses. There are two hoses connected to nipples of the heater core that go thru the center of the firewall. Remove the screws that hold on the cover to the heater core. Then you should be able to get the old one out. There might be a couple of other minor steps but I'm sure you can figure them out. For re-installation just go in reverse order to put it all back together.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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  • The heater housing is usually under the dash and must be removed to gain access to the heater core.
  • Procedures for replacing the heater core vary with the year, make, and model of car. It threfore necessary to consult the manufacturer's repair manuals for the proper procedure for replacement.
f74-01.gif The heater housing is disassembled to get to the heater core. Heater Core
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Actually if your handy the heater core on this car is pretty easy..  passengers side under the dash... but here is a link to some sites that will probably help  
from .... one of the wikki sites.. LOL cant remember which now

The heater core is located under the dash, in the center above the "hump". The container holding the core looks like a black plastic box. Remove the ash tray for easier access. You may have to also remove some other covers under the dash. First drain the radiator. Then you have to disconnect the hoses. There are two hoses connected to nipples of the heater core that are thru the center of the firewall. This has to be done from underneath the car while raised. I also had to unbolt a frame support to get to the hose clamps (I have big hands; you may be able to reach them without unbolting it). Remove the screws that hold on the cover to the heater core. You should be able to get the old one out now. Just go in reverse order to put it back together.

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