Question about 1983 Cadillac DeVille
I took the car to the shop and got the heat fixed so i thought. they flushed the system out but now there is smoke coming in my car through the vents and smoke coming out from under the hood while i am driving. i just picked it up from the shop. i called back and they said it was the heater core. does anyone know how to change the heater core.. do i have to take the whole dash off? or is it something easy i can get to under the dash?
If your 83 deville is a coupe like mine then you can access the heater core from under the hood, not the interior of the car. take a look at the blower motor and you'll see that the plastic cover that it is mounted on comes out. under that large plastic cover you'll find the heater core. it takes a while to get all the little screws out, but it's more monotonous than difficult. you'll have to disconnect the blower cables, the temp. sensor and harness, and a few little ground wires and you're there. once you get to the core it's really self explanatory. undo the hoses, replace the core, clean out the piles of pine needles that have accumulated over the years, then put it all back together. if you have the core in hand, then you can replace it in 2 hours if you take your time. hope this helped. let me know if you have any troubles.
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