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Yes it's hard cause the hoses are always stubborn and prob way under the front on the firewall neer the bottom of the car and you have to lay upside down when you take the heater core out and half the dash :) so ya it's not a nice job but can be done .

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Heater core


May not be heater core, sounds like leaking water into car from some other source.Low coolant could be engine gasket related Check for coolant leaks in engine compartment & under car.
Also check for water leak at winshield before replacing heater core.

Nov 30, 2013 | 2008 Pontiac G6

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Heater core leak


change the heater core!
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.
Heater Housing
  • 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.
When the heater core leaks and must be repaired or replaced, it is a very difficult and time-consuming job primarily because of the core's location deep within the firewall of the car. For this reason always leak test a replacement heater core before installation.

Jan 05, 2011 | 1986 Nissan 300ZX

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Check the relays, fans, change the thermostst, now about to the change heater core. it sill was over heating and water came from the heater core on to the floor board.


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.
Heater Housing
  • 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.
When the heater core leaks and must be repaired or replaced, it is a very difficult and time-consuming job primarily because of the core's location deep within the firewall of the car. For this reason always leak test a replacement heater core before installation.

Dec 22, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala

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Got a problem with the cars heater .i've changed the thermostat flushed out system.some times it acts like it wants to work but most of the time it dont get warm. thought it might be the heater core but...


Sometimes the heater core get stopped up, especially if someone used stop leak in the cooling system. If the heater core stops up then you wont hardly get any heat. There are possibility's to like if the air doors and actuators under the dash, or the heater controls themselves act up. I would pull the two heater core hoses off under the hood and see if water will flow through the heater core. A water hose is good to use for this. If it is stopped up you wont get much flow. If being stopped up turns up to be your problem, then the heater core will have to be replaced to make the heater work like it should.

Dec 21, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Camaro

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How hard is it to change out a heater core?


Inspect/Replace 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.
Heater Housing
  • 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.
When the heater core leaks and must be repaired or replaced, it is a very difficult and time-consuming job primarily because of the core's location deep within the firewall of the car. For this reason always leak test a replacement heater core before installation.

Dec 03, 2010 | 2001 Saturn L-Series

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Heater coil on a 1999 ford expedition how hard is it to change out?


Inspect/Replace 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.
Heater Housing
  • 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.
When the heater core leaks and must be repaired or replaced, it is a very difficult and time-consuming job primarily because of the core's location deep within the firewall of the car. For this reason always leak test a replacement heater core before installation.

Dec 03, 2010 | 1999 Ford Expedition

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How hard is it to change a heater core for a 2003 chevy trailblazer ext lx with the 5.3l engine and rear air? I have changed the heater control valve 3 times over the life of the vehicle and it is now...


Thats every bit of a 10 hours job, and thats if you know what to do and you have all the tools.

It definetly sounds like you have a leak, but would not say right off its the heater core....the control or a hose could be leaking....I would check those first.

Jan 12, 2010 | 2003 Chevrolet Blazer

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Leaking water from heater core 1999 gran prix


If leaking coolant under dash on passenger side floor broad it's your heater core. Call's for 2.8 labor flat time to remove heater core, in some case's you'll have to recover, evacuate and recharge your A/C system to remove your heater core.Sit under dash on passenger side.

Dec 28, 2009 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Heater core for my jeep grand cherokee 2000 is leaking fluid into the interoir


you need to change heater core(check couplings and lines before!!!) or if you don`t wan`t to buy another heater core you can bypass it just put hard line between lines but you not going have hot air inside the car if you bypass it

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