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How does cover of air box come off after to bolts from brace above radiator are removed?

After removing 2 screws in top lip of air box, how does it seperate to remove/replace the air filter?

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Look for a metal clip or another bolt you may be overlooking. also some boxes have plastic tabs that fit together and keeps the lid from being pulled straight off. you have to kind of slide these apart. hope this helps.

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front core or rear, (hark? ill guess front is the passenger toes full of green slime<(a wild guess)
now that is a big question, and is covered, in 4 places 100%
  1. factory service manual, FSM./
  2. (best)
  3. mitchels. (hates many browsers)
  4. Chilton.(weak)
here is front core. (pasted)
defeat air bags first or get neck broken (hint hint) (my comment)
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. (wait for 1hr,)
  2. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  3. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core.
  4. Remove the steering wheel by performing the following procedure:
    • Position the front wheels facing straight-ahead.
    • Remove the steering wheel side covers.
    • Using a Torx® wrench, loosen the 2 screws located at each side of the steering wheel until the screw's circumference groove catches on the screw case.
    • Pull the air bag module from the steering wheel and disconnect the electrical connector. CAUTION Place the air bag module in a safe place with the front side facing upward.

  • Remove the steering wheel nut.
  • Place alignment marks on the steering wheel and the main shaft.
  • Using a steering wheel puller, press the steering wheel from the steering column.
Remove the instrument panel and reinforcement by performing the following procedure:
  • Remove the front door scuff plates.
  • Remove the cowl side boards.
  • Remove the front door trim covers.
  • Remove the front pillar garnish by disengaging the 5 clips. If equipped with a tweeter speaker, disconnect the electrical connector.
  • Remove the steering column covers-to-steering column screws and the covers.
  • Remove the combination switch-to-steering column screws, disconnect the electrical connector(s) and remove the combination switch.
  • Remove the 2 hood open lever screws and the hood open lever.
  • Remove the 2 lower finish panel bolts and disengage the panel from the 3 clips.
  • Remove the 2 No. 1 safety pad insert bolts and the insert.
  • Remove the 2 No. 2 finish panel bolts and disengage the panel from the 4 clips.
  • In the left side of the glove compartment, pry out the glove box door finish plate and disconnect the air bag module connector.
  • Remove the glove box 3 nuts and 2 screws and the glove box.
  • Remove the center cluster finish panel by disengaging the claw (bottom center) and 4 clips (one at each corner).
  • Remove the ashtray, the 2 ashtray receptacle box screws.
  • Remove the 4 lower center cluster finish panel screws and disconnect the connector.
  • Remove the clock, the No. 1 and No. 2 registers from the panel.
  • Remove the 3 cluster finish panel screws, disengage the 8 clips and remove the panel.
  • Remove the combination meter.
  • Remove the radio assembly.
  • Remove the heater control assembly.
  • Remove 2 passenger's side air bag module bolts; then, disconnect and remove the air bag module.

    • Remove the instrument panel-to-chassis 5 bolts and nut.
    • Remove the audio amplifier.
    • Remove the No. 1 and No. 2 braces.
    • Remove the No. 2 cowl brace.
    • Remove the instrument panel reinforcement.
  1. Remove the evaporator housing by performing the following procedure:
    • Discharge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
    • In the engine compartment, remove the refrigerant lines-to-cowl connector bolts; then, disconnect the lines and discard the O-rings.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector at the evaporator housing.
    • Disconnect the wiring harness clamp.
    • Remove the evaporator housing-to-chassis 2 rivets, 3 bolts and nut.
    • Remove the evaporator housing.
  2. Remove the 4 defroster nozzle nuts and the nozzle.
  3. Disconnect and remove the theft deterrent and the wireless door lock ECUs.
  4. Release the 2 air duct claws and the air duct.
  5. Remove the 2 heater housing-to-chassis rivets and the heater housing.

  1. Remove the heater core-to-heater housing cover.
  2. Remove both heater core screws and clamps; then, remove the heater core.
pant, pant pant.

so my guess is you will never try that, but i posted this here
to show that you can look this up, or by the FSM book.
first, and for sure is SERIOUS and big time Motivated.

and read the FSM chapter on proper AIR BAG DEFEAT METHODS.
Some cars vary, some are battery cable pull for 1 hr.
this lets the Bag controllers internal capacitors discharge 100%
they are HUGE and store this charge for a long time.
and shorting the 2 battery cables together (no battery) my not clear this charge (diode blocks), give it 1hr. be safe please. log in and read. its all there all the time, read it. RTM.

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How do i fix the heater core on my ford taurus 1995

Hi there,

Remove heater/evaporator case. Remove vacuum source line from heater core tube seal. Remove seal from heater core tubes.
Remove heater core access cover screws. Remove access cover and seal from heater/evaporator case. Lift heater core and case seals out of heater/evaporator case.
If installing new heater core, transfer case seals to new core. Install heater core and seals into heater/evaporator case. Install heater core access cover on case. Install seal on heater core tubes. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Evacuate and charge A/C system. Refill cooling system.

  • Disconnect negative battery cable. Drain coolant from radiator. Gently pull instrument panel away from right side of dash panel.
  • Discharge A/C system using approved refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment. Disconnect heater hoses from heater core. Plug heater core tubes or drain coolant by blowing coolant from heater core using low pressure compressed air. Disconnect vacuum supply hose from inside engine compartment.
  • Disconnect A/C lines from evaporator core. Plug A/C lines and evaporator core tubes. Remove instrument panel assembly brace to evaporator case bracket screw. Remove assembly brace.
  • Remove floor register and rear floor duct from bottom of heater/evaporator case. Remove nuts securing heater/evaporator case to firewall. Remove 2 screws securing support brackets to cowl top panel. Carefully pull heater/evaporator case away from firewall. Remove heater/evaporator case.
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Removal & Installation
  • Position front wheels in straight-ahead position. Disable air bag system. See AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM article in ACCESSORIES/SAFETY EQUIPMENT section. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove steering column trim shrouds.
  • Disconnect all electrical connections from steering column switches. Remove cover from under steering column. Remove 4 bolts and reinforcement from under steering column. Disconnect parking brake release control motor from parking brake and ignition switch connector.
  • Disengage insulator retainer. Remove insulator. Remove 4 nuts and reinforcement below steering column. Remove 4 nuts securing steering column to instrument panel and lower column to front seat. Disconnect PRNDL cable (A/T models).
  • Ensure ignition switch is locked to prevent steering column from turning. Remove 4 instrument cluster retaining screws. Disconnect speed control cable and vehicle speed sensor (if equipped). Disconnect electrical connectors and remove instrument cluster. At steering column opening, remove one bolt securing instrument panel to brace. Remove one instrument panel brace bolt (below radio area).
  • Remove sound insulator under glove box by removing 2 push nuts securing insulator to studs on climate control case. Remove glove box door and compartment. Remove air cleaner housing, battery and battery tray. Disconnect wires of main wire loom in engine compartment. Disengage rubber grommet from firewall. Feed wiring into passenger compartment through hole in firewall.
  • Remove right and left kick panels. Disconnect wires from instrument panel at right and left kick panel sides. Remove screws on left and right sides of instrument panel.
  • Pull up to unsnap right and left speaker opening covers. Remove speaker covers. Working through steering column and glove box openings, reach under instrument panel and disconnect electrical connectors, vacuum hoses, A/C-heater control panel cables, and radio antenna cable.
  • Support instrument panel. Remove 3 screws attaching top of instrument panel to cowl top. Disconnect remaining wires. Remove instrument panel. To install instrument panel, reverse removal procedure.

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Change radiator

I pulled my radiator and condensor on my 2002 Impala with 3.8L.
I did a full write-up at: in the Knowlege Database of the Forum.
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2002 Impala LS w/ 3800 V6

References to bolt sizes are for the hex head or socket size and not the thread size.
I apologize for any errors or omissions.

Remove the cross braces.
Using a 13mm socket, remove the three bolts from each brace. The braces are located behind each headlight and attached to the fenders.

Remove the radiator over-flow clamp and hose

Remove battery.
It's always a good practice to remove the negative cable. I had to remove the battery later because the radiator wouldn't quite clear. So, while you have the 8mm socket out, take off the positive cable. Grab the 13mm again and remove the battery hold-down, and out with the battery.
Air Deflector
The lower air deflector is held on with five 10mm screws. I took mine off because I was working on the floor and it gave me quite a bit more clearance.

Remove air filter/box
Unplug the sensor in the rubber inlet tube.
Pull the inlet tube off the throttle body.
Unsnap the two clips for the air filter. Remove the filter cover and inlet tube.
Remove the air filter (Does it look OK? Well, at least shake it out a little.)
Remove the two 8mm bolts from the top of the box, and remove the top half of the box and exposing the control module.
Slide the control module out. (I choose to unscrew the two 7mm bolts and remove the ECM, but I don't think you need to.)
Grab the remaining half of the air box and pull it straight up. (There are two plastic pins under the box that are plugged into some rubber grommets in the body.)

Drain the radiator
Remove the radiator cap.
Open the drain plug located on the driver's side of the radiator; facing rewards.
(I chose to pull the lower radiator hose off to drain the radiator.)

Engine Cover
I removed the engine cover in order to have better access to the motor mount bolts..
Unscrew the oil filler cap AND tube from the valve cover.
Pull the engine cover up and forward.
Replace the oil filler tube and cap (to plug the hole).

Motor Mounts
I placed a jack and a piece of wood under the engine oil pan to support the engine before removing the upper motor mounts. (Many people think this is not such a good idea, and recommend using a strap across the top of the engine.)
For maximum clearance, you should remove the entire engine mount.
Using a 13mm socket remove the 4 bolts from each mount at the radiator support.
Use a 15mm(?) socket and wrench to remove the two cross bolts nearest the engine.
Fan Assembly
Remove the upper radiator hose from the radiator.
Remove the spring clip directly above the passenger fan
Remove the two top rubber mounts using a 10mm socket. There is one bolt for each mount.
Using the same 10mm socket, remove the two bolts on the sides, about halfway down the radiator.
Unplug both fans.
Unclip the wire harness for the fans in 3 places. (I hate those things, but try not to break them)
Unclip both transmission lines are from the bottom of the fan assembly.
The hardness part - remove the plastic trim retainer at the bottom of the fan assembly (to radiator), It is straight below the driver's side fan. This retainer can be accessed thru the oval hole of the lower radiator support (uncovered by removing the air deflector).
Two hooks on each side of the radiator are supporting the fan assembly. Lift the assembly up off the hooks and remove.

If you have not done so already, you need to drain the radiator.
Unplug the coolant level sensor on the passenger side.
Remove the spring clamps and the upper and lower hoses with pliers or channel locks.
Remove the transmission lines. Twist and slide the plastic covers back from the line fittings. Remove the trans lines. (Watch for the washer-like seals that will fall out). Trans oil will come out. Try not to mix with your coolant.
Remove the radiator.

Installing the Radiator
Important! Remember the rubber upper mounts for the fan assembly? The 10mm bolts were screwed into a couple fold-over nuts that were clipped to the upper rad support. You need to find those nuts now! Mine were loose and one fell inside the rad support and then I managed to drop it between the radiator and the condenser.

Set the radiator in place. The two pins on the bottom of the radiator will fit into the rubber grommets in the lower rad support.
Make sure that the radiator isn't touching the condenser. There should be rubber at all four corners (from the condenser mounts). Use a flashlight and look between the radiator and condensor. I had an issue with the lower driver's side.
Attach the lower radiator hose.
Attach both transmission lines (w/ round seals)
Save the upper radiator hose and coolant overflow for later

Install the other parts in the reverse order of disassembly
Fan assembly
Motor mounts
Engine cover
Air filter box
Air deflector
Cross braces

Attach the upper radiator hose.
Did you plug in the coolant sensor?
Did you attach the coolant overflow hose?
Radiator cap.
Check the transmission fluid level.
And don't forget the coolant...

Good luck!

Sep 15, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala

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1. Loosen the four screws that hold down the top of the air filter box. 2. Loosen the clamp that attaches the air filter box to the intake hose. 3. Disconnect the air sensor connector from the top of the air filter box. Note: Secure the connector wire, it tends to drop down and more than once I have had to remove the air filter box to retrieve it. 4. Remove the top part of the air filter box. You may need to twist it to get it to release from the rubber air inlet Hose.
5. Remove the two bolts holding the bottom of the air filter box. 6. Remove the bottom part of the air filter box.
7. Disconnect the negative then the positive battery cables.
8. Remove the three bolts that hold the brace that goes over the Windshield washer tank. 9. Remove the brace.
10. Remove the Battery hold down clamp at the base of the battery.
11. Remove the two nuts that hold the fuse box to the fender well. 12. Remove the two fasteners from the front of the widshield washer tank. 13. Rotate the windshield washer tank away from the battery. You may need to move the tank and lift the fuse box to get the tank clear of the battery. 14 Remove the battery.
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How to remove dash for heater core removal

1981-87 Models

  1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  2. Discharge A/C system and disconnect refrigerant and heater lines from unit.
  3. Move shift levers away from dash.
  4. Remove right side cowl trim panel, if equipped.
  5. Remove 4 screws at base and remove glove box.
  6. Remove brace through glove box opening and remove ashtray.
  7. Remove right half of lower reinforcement (7 screws to instrument panel and 1 to cowl side of trim panel).
  8. Disconnect radio ground strap.
  9. Remove right upper air duct by removing mounting screw and pulling duct out through glove box opening.
  10. Remove instrument panel center brace and right instrument panel cluster pivot bolt.
  11. Remove instrument panel cluster, disconnect shift indicator cable and lower steering column.
  12. Remove steering column studs and radio.
  13. Remove scoop connecting heater to center distribution duct (2 screws).
  14. Remove center distribution duct by pulling bottom of dash out to gain clearance.
  15. Remove floor air distribution duct.
  16. Disconnect temperature control cable through glove box.
  17. Remove 7 retaining nuts from firewall and screw that retains assembly to cowl side sheet metal.
  18. Flex dash out and remove heater assembly.
  19. Remove nuts from door arms and remove door arms.
  20. Remove 7 screws to remove cover from housing.
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  22. Reverse procedure to install.

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How to change front blower motor in a 2003 dodge caravan

Removal & Installation
CAUTION The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) system must be disarmed before removing the blower motor assembly. Failure to do so may cause accidental deployment of the air bag, resulting in unnecessary SIR system repairs and/or personal injury.

  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable, then wait 2 minutes before proceeding with the removal. This will effectively disable the air bag system preventing possible personal injury.
  2. Remove the glove box from the instrument panel
The blower motor is located behind the glovebox, behind the blower motor cover

  1. Remove the A/C-heater blower motor cover.
  2. Disconnect the blower motor wiring connector.
  3. Remove the blower motor wiring grommet and feed the wiring through the blower motor housing.
  4. Remove the blower motor mounting screws.
Once the cover is removed, unplug the electrical connector and push it through the opening in the housing

The blower motor is secured to the housing with three small screws

  1. Allow the blower motor assembly to drop downward to clear the instrument panel and remove from vehicle.
To install:
  1. Place the blower motor assembly into position on the A/C-heater unit and tighten the mounting screws.
  2. Route the blower motor wiring through the blower motor housing and seat the wiring grommet in the hole of the blower motor housing.
  3. Reconnect the blower motor electrical connector.
  4. Install the A/C-heater blower motor cover.
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Need help with dash removal.

  1. Remove the A-pillar and cowl side Trim Panels
  2. Remove the front floor console.
  3. Depower the supplemental restraint system (SRS).
  4. Remove the instrument panel side finish panels.
  5. Remove the 2 steering column opening cover screws.
  6. Remove the steering column opening cover.
  7. Remove the 3 lower steering column cover screws.
  8. Remove the lower steering column cover.
  9. Disconnect the steering column electrical connectors.
  10. Disconnect the RH side bulkhead electrical connector.
  11. Disconnect the RH side body harness electrical connector.
  12. Remove the 2 parking brake release handle screws.
  13. Disconnect the LH side instrument panel electrical connectors.
  14. CAUTION: To avoid damage to the clockspring, do not allow the steering column shaft to rotate while the intermediate shaft is disconnected.
  15. Remove the pinch bolt..
  16. Disconnect the adjustable pedal electrical connector.
  17. Disconnect the brake light switch electrical connector.
  18. Remove the 2 LH instrument panel center brace bolts..
  19. Remove the 2 LH instrument panel center brace nuts.
  20. Remove the LH instrument panel center brace.
  21. Disconnect the transmission range selector lever cable.
  22. Disconnect the RH side bulkhead electrical connector.
  23. Disconnect the LH side body harness electrical connector.
  24. Remove the 3 ground strap bolts.
  25. Disconnect the inertia switch electrical connector.
  26. Disconnect the RH side instrument panel electrical connectors.
  27. Remove the 2 RH instrument panel center brace bolts.
  28. Disconnect the vacuum connector.
  29. Remove the 2 RH instrument panel center brace nuts.
  30. Remove the RH instrument panel center brace.
  31. Remove the cowl panel grille
  32. Remove the instrument panel bolt located under the cowl panel grille
  33. Remove the instrument panel defroster grille.
  34. CAUTION: To avoid damage to the sunload sensor and electrical connector, remove the grille just enough to disconnect the connector.
  35. Disconnect the sunload sensor electrical connector.
  36. Remove the 2 instrument panel top cowl bolts.
  37. Disconnect the antenna lead-in cable.
  38. Disconnect the RCM electrical connector.
  39. Disconnect the center ground strap bolt.
  40. CAUTION:To avoid damage to the instrument panel, an assistant is required to support the panel before carrying out this step.
      • Before removing the instrument panel make sure all electrical connector wiring is free and not hindered.
  41. Remove the 4 instrument panel bolts.
  42. Remove the instrument panel.
  43. To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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Replacing battery.

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