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Heater core replacement

Hey bud ive got an 96 thunderbird 4.6 auto and im trying to put a heater core in it but im an ase certified mechanic but ive never done a thunderbird before and i cant even see how to remove the cover and the book doesnt show anything can you help?

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  • bigdaddy1226 Nov 23, 2008

    thanks buddy thats what i needed i felt so dumb because im only one test from a master tech so...i felt like an idiot but thats all i needed thanks alot thats perfect! i appreciate it buddy. sincerly,charlie h.

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I think a picture is all you need with your credentials.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

  • jesse777 Nov 23, 2008

    Okay, stop back and let us know how the repair goes.



    Good luck on your next test.

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How To Replace The Heater Core In A 1997 Ford Thunderbird LX


Heater Core Removal
  1. Partially drain the cooling system.
  1. Remove the tube gasket from the heater core tubes.
  1. Remove four heater core access cover retaining screws and remove the access cover from the A/C evaporator housing (19850).
  1. Remove A/C electronic blend door actuator.
  1. Slide heater core (18476) and seals from the A/C evaporator housing.
Installation
  1. Install the heater core in the A/C evaporator housing with the tube gasket on the outside of the case.
  1. Install A/C electronic blend door actuator as described.
  1. Position the heater core cover on the A/C evaporator housing. Install the four retaining screws.
  1. Refill the cooling system.


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    Item Part Number Description 1 18596 Heater Core Tube Gasket 2 18476 Heater Core 3 18B300 Heater Core Cover 4 390747-S2 Screw (4 Req'd) 5 18N267 Heater Core Cover Seal


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Section 12-03A: Air Conditioning System—Manual A/C-Heater 1996 Thunderbird, Cougar Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Heater Core Removal
  1. Partially drain the cooling system.
  1. Remove the tube gasket from the heater core tubes.
  1. Remove four heater core access cover retaining screws, and remove the access cover from the A/C evaporator housing (19850).
  1. Remove A/C electronic door actuator.
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  1. Position the heater core cover on the A/C evaporator housing (19850). Install the four retaining screws.
  1. Refill the cooling system.


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    Item Part Number Description 1 18596 Heater Core Tube Gasket 2 18476 Heater Core 3 18B300 Heater Core Cover 4 390747-S2 Screw (4 Req'd) 5 18N267 Heater Core Cover Seal
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