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Removing/replacing a 2000 kia sportage 4x4 4 dr heater core

How do you remove and replace a heater core

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  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    my heater core just went, i know where it is located but is it too much of a job to try and tackle?

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    We just bought a 2000 4x4 KIA Sportage for our student daughter . We discovered that it does not blow hot air even it is set on max for heat. We checked coolant it was full!. Need help on how to go about fixing this problem with the least cost. I appreciate very much your help. I can be reached at meldeib@mchsi.com Thanks

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The heater is located under the dash board to the right and down from the radio. To remove and replace it you will have to remove the dash board down to the fire wall. Also, you will have to disconnect two hoses that connect up to it from the engine compartment. These are located in the back of the engine and down on the firewall about midway. Once you remove the dash board and locate the heater core you will be able to see the location of these two hoses. Removing the heater core is time consuming but it will save you about 700 dollars.

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  • Misty Nov 15, 2011

    I own a 2000 kia sportage & I am having a hard time finding a heater core for this thing. If you go to an auto parts store all years they offer are to fat to fit into the slots the heater core goes inside of. Has anyone had to replace these and if yes where did you find the right heater core at? Please help I'm in Ohio & snow is on it's way soon! :(

  • rodney ericksen Dec 29, 2011

    i just went throught this they dont make the skinny one and thats what all the kias from 1995 to 2005 have the skinny one i cut box up so it will fit in and then fab the box back together i did it for a guy and charged him 600 dollars but the garages around here in northeast ohio wanted 1800 to change it if the could get the skinny one when i asked the garages around here if they would modify the box they wont do it so i did it for the guy if u need anymore info call me 440-789-8649thanks

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If it is necessary to remove the heater assembly, the cooling system must be drained before removing the heater core.
When a heater core leaks, a new heater core is installed or the old one repaired.
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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
  • Remove the access panels(s) or the split heater/air conditioning case to gain acess to the heater core.
  • Remove the heater coolant hoses.
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  • To reinstall the heater core, reverse the removal steps.
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f74-01.gif The heater housing is disassembled to get to the heater core. Heater Core
  • Remove the access panels(s) or the split heater/air conditioning case to gain acess to the heater core.
  • Remove the heater coolant hoses.
  • Remove the cable and/or vacuum control lines (if equipped).
  • Remove the heater core securing brackets and/or clamps.
  • Lift the core from the case. Do not use force. Take care not to damage the fins of the heater core when removing.
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