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Dashboard removal I can't figure out how to remove the dashboard on a 1997 kia sportage. I need to remove it to get to the heater core.

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  • KamakaziKia9 Dec 13, 2008

    Ok, I'm trying to change the heater core.....how can i do it?

  • KamakaziKia9 Dec 13, 2008

    a factory service manual is not an option.....I just need to know how to get to it.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    OK your choice, fixya has no auto repair manuals, I would suggest u use the premium option, u can also go to alldata.com for factory service instructions.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    to many steps to list here, buy a factory service manual

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    to many steps to list here, buy a factory service manual.

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Remove all the screws. someone the both driver and pass. side and underneath

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    • Drain the cooling system. Draining the cooling system will prevent toxic engine coolant from leaking into the passenger cabin of the vehicle during removal of the heater core. To drain the cooling system, simply disconnect the lower radiator hose from the radiator by loosening the hose clamp and pulling the hose off. Be sure to drain the fluid into a sealable container and dispose of the coolant at an appropriate disposal site.
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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.
  • 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.
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1. Chock wheels. 2. Drain the engine coolant. Refer to Engine Cooling System. 3. Discharge and recover the refrigerant from the A/C system. Refer to Recovery/Evacuating/Charging in this section. 4. Remove the dash panel. Refer to Body. 5. Remove the Blower/Evaporator unit. Refer to Blower/Evaporator Unit in this section. 6. Disconnect the low pressure line from the evaporator outlet on the bulkhead. 7. Disconnect the high pressure line from the evaporator inlet on the bulkhead. 8. Disconnect the heater return hose from the heater core outlet tube connection. 9. Disconnect the heater inlet hose from the heater core inlet tube connection. 10. Disconnect the fresh air/recirculation control cable from the blower housing unit inlet duct. 11. Disconnect five connectors at the bottom of the blower housing unit. 12. Pull carpeting away from bulkhead to gain access to the hole cover plate. 13. Remove the four nuts retaining the hole cover plate. 14. Remove the hole cover plate. 15. Remove two mounting bolts at the top of the blower housing unit. d40e96a.jpg 16. Remove two nuts attaching the bottom of the blower housing unit to the bulkhead mounting studs. 17. Remove the blower unit from the vehicle. 18. Remove the temperature control cable from the heater unit servo. 19. Remove the two nuts from the mounting studs at the bottom of the heater unit. 20. Remove the top nut holding the heater unit to the bulkhead to the bulkhead mounting stud. 21. Remove the heater unit. Regards, Jeep Brainy

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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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