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Heater core i am attempting to change the heater core on a 2000 dodge caravan, and i need the manuals to show me how to access it lol ty

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The REAL way to change the Front Heater Core, pay close attention to keeping the steering wheel locked in one position and replacing it the same way without rotating at all, or you could damage the clock spring in the column.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Align the wheels in the straight-ahead position.
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable. CAUTION Before working around the steering wheel or the instrument panel all 2 minutes to pass to allow the air bag module to discharge.
  4. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  5. Remove the steering column, by removing or disconnect the following:
    • Lower left side steering column cover
    • Parking brake release cable from the parking brake lever
    • 10 steering column cover liner-to-instrument panel bolts and the cover liner
  6. Rotate the key to the LOCK position; then, rotate the steering wheel to the LOCKED position.
    • Gear selector cable and its mounting bracket as an assembly from the upper steering column mounting bracket
    • 2 instrument cluster trim bezel-to-instrument panel screws, retaining clips and bezel
    • 2 steering column shroud-to-steering column screws and the shroud
    • Steering column-to-intermediate steering shaft coupler
  7. Loosen but do not remove the 2 lower steering column mounting bracket nuts/washers.
    • 2 upper steering column mounting bracket nuts/washers
    • Steering column assembly from the vehicle
  8. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Instrument panel-to-chassis harness interconnect and bracket
    • Lower silencer boot, at the base of the steering shaft
  9. Working in the engine compartment, pinch off the heater hoses.
    • Heater core cover. Position some towels under the heater core hoses.
    • Heater core plate and the hoses
  10. Depress the heater core retaining clips.
  11. Lift the accelerator pedal and slide the heater core past it.
  12. Depress the brake pedal and remove the heater core from the heater/air conditioning housing assembly.
To installll:
  1. Depress the brake pedal and install the heater core into the heater/air conditioning housing assembly.
  2. Lift the accelerator pedal and slide the heater core past it.
  3. Install or connect the following:
    • Heater hoses (using new O-rings) and the heater core plate
    • Heater core cover
    • Heater hoses clamps, working in the engine compartment
    • Lower silencer boot at the base of the steering shaft
    • Instrument panel-to-chassis harness interconnect and bracket
  4. Install the steering column assembly by installing or connect the following:
    • Steering column assembly, carefully into the vehicle.
    • 2 upper and 2 lower steering column mounting bracket nuts/washers. Torque the nuts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
    • Steering column-to-intermediate steering shaft coupler and tighten the pinch bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm)
    • 2 steering column shroud and the shroud-to-steering column screws
    • Bezel, the retaining clips and the 2 instrument cluster trim bezel-to-instrument panel screws
    • Gear selector cable and its mounting bracket as an assembly to the upper steering column mounting bracket
    • 10 steering column cover liner and the cover liner-to-instrument panel bolts
    • Parking brake release cable to the parking brake lever
    • Lower left side steering column cover.
    • Lower left side steering column cover
  5. Refill the cooling system.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.
  7. Run the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.

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heater core - 18901fc.gifHere is an exploded view of the heating/air conditioning blower box. This contraption is located on the passengerside under the dash. I've changed heater cores on other cars but never worked on a caravan so not sure how difficult it'll be. You may need to remove a few cover panels to access this and the heater core #22 is located behind the distribution box #6 containing parts 7-18 and hopefully comes off as a unit. I wouldn't want to put it back together just looking at the pic. You may just need to remove the heater tube cover #4 to access the connections and slide out the core.....NAH couldn't be that simple!!! Hope this was of some help. Good luck.













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