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Re: how to repair a 1996 kia sportage heating core
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1.Drain the engine coolant. Refer to Engine Cooling System.2.Discharge and recover the refrigerant from the A／C system. Refer to “Recovery／Evacuating／Charging” in this section.3.Remove the dash panel. Refer Body.4.Remove the blower/ evaporator unit. Refer to “Blower／Evaporator unit” in this section.5.Disconnect the low pressure line from the evaporator outlet on the bulkhead.6.Disconnect the high pressure line from the evaporator inlet on the bulkhead.7.Disconnect the heater return hose from the heater core outlet tube connection.8.Disconnect the heater inlet hose from the heater core inlet tube connection.
9.Disconnect the fresh air／recirculation control cable from the blower housing unit inlet duct.10.Disconnect five connectors at the bottom of the blower housing unit.11.Pull carpeting away from bulkhead to gain access to the hole cover plate.12.Remove the four nuts retaining the hole cover plate.13.Remove the hole cover plate.14.Remove two mounting bolts at the top of the blower housing unit.15.Remove two nuts attaching the bottom of the blower housing unit to the bulkhead mounting studs.16.Remove the blower unit from the vehicle.17.Remove the temperature control cable from the heater unit servo.18.Remove the two nuts from the mounting studs at the bottom of the heater unit.19.Remove the top nut holding the heater unit to the bulkhead to the bulkhead mounting studs. 20.Remove the heater unit.
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Follow the hoses to the heater core/firewall. When up to temp, both lines should hot, about the same temp. To hot to keep your hand on for to long. If one is a lot cooler, it's the heater core. After that I would check the controller or the blend door actuator.
Did you bleed your system of air???....usually a bleed screw near the thermostat housing...get allllll the air out...simetimes the heater core is at the highest oart if the system..therefore if there is air in system..thats where the air settles and no coolant will flow through the heater cire!!
YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE DASH .. DROP THE STEERING COLUMN HELD IN BY 4 BOLTS AND ON LEFT SIDE OF DASH THERE ARE 2 12MM BOLTS HOLDING IN ALSO ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND IN THE CENTER WHICH YOU WILL SEE WHEN YOU REMOVE THE CENTER CONSOLE. YOU WILL HAVE TO EVACUATE THE A/C FREON
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. Heater Housing
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.
The heater housing is disassembled to get to the 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.
To reinstall the heater core, reverse the removal steps.
When the heater core leaks and must be repaired or replaced, it is a very difficult and time-consuming job primarily because of the core's location deep within the firewall of the car. For this reason always leak test a replacement heater core before installation.
try these websites www.autozone.com and www.alldatadiy.com if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair Manual for your SUV wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.