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How do i remove the heater core in a 1988 F250 pickup

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I don't have that old of a shop manual but you usually have to open up the heater plenum case under the dash to acess the heater core. The disconnect fr the heater hoses is under the hood at the fire wall near the passenger side.

1996 version

Heater Core Removal

  1. Allow the engine to cool. Observe the safety precautions in Section 03-03 .
  1. Place a thick cloth over the radiator cap. Turn the cap slowly to its first stop to release system pressure. When the pressure has been released, tighten the radiator cap.
  1. Disconnect the heater water hoses (18472) from the heater core (18476). Plug the hoses.
  1. Remove the glove compartment.
  1. From inside the passenger compartment, remove the seven screws that attach the heater core cover (18B300) to the heater air plenum chamber (18471).
  1. Disconnect the vacuum source. Leave the A/C plenum vacuum harness (18C581) attached to the heater core cover. Remove the heater core cover.
  1. Remove the heater core from the heater air plenum chamber.
good luck

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