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How to remove the dash of a 2008 Ford Edge

I need to remove the heater core and help is appriciated.

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SOURCE: heater core removal in 92 ford taurus

You'll have to remove the dash in layers. The heater box is the last thing you actually get to. It's not a fun job. It's a very time consuming job. I believe "book" time on that job is around 8 hours. Even guys like me that have done these before take longer that what "book" times is.

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SOURCE: Leaking heater core in a 1999 Ford Explorer.

this is real easy -- the heater core is under the passenger side of the dash --- should be able to replace without removing the dash -- might have to remove part of the glove box

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SOURCE: Replace heater core in 1988 Ford Ranger

allow the system to cool down

take radiator cap loose to release pressure

once pressure is released tighten cap

loosen clamps on the heater hoses in the engine compartment on the pass. side of firewall.

plug or cap off the heater core tubes to prevent spillage when you pull it into the truck

place a trash bag on floorboard in case spillage occurs

remove the five screws holding the heatre core access cover, three on top and two on bottom

carefully pull heater core back and down and remove it from the dash

install is reverse

Hope this helps

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If bolts won't come out and you've taken the nuts off, Then they are stiuds.Locate the heater hoses where they enter the firewall. The heater core is right on the other side of firewall. Which you probably already know. Good luck

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SOURCE: easy way to replace heater core on an 98 ford ranger

the dash must come out.

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