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Replacing the heater core on our 85 Dodge Aries - no local manual

Please help us . . . we can't locate a local manual yet my hubby is going to replace the heater core for this new purchase now. What do we need to know to keep from messing up the A/C system to repair the heater system!?

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  • aries_help Nov 27, 2008

    It isn't blowing warm air. We just found out we first have to have the A/C drained and secured first! Yikes. We did get a paper manual tonight. Have to wait until Fri. to get the A/C taken care of before proceeding.

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    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Why is it being replaced, leaking?

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We are SO relieved. Since the heater core wasn't leaking, we started questioning the need to replace at all. Once we started checking, it turned out the hoses had been reversed. With that switch we had heat instantly! Yay. Thanks for checking on us!

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If your coolant level isn't going down on a regular basis, you may be changing the heater core needlessly, you realize that right? Just checking.

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