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How to replace a heater core out of 97 buick skylark

I need to know how to replace n install heater core

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  • nascar1028 Oct 27, 2008

    i also have the same problem, its not leaking yet , but i smell antifreeze for the first 2 or 3 minutes after i start the car, so i know down the road i will need to replace the core. how do you do it?

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    how to change the heater core in a 1992 buick skylark

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    how to change the heater core in a 1992 buick skylark

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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!

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