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Installed heater core i forgot how the two metal braces mount?

Does anybody have a picture of under the dash?

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I can't take a picture of mine, as you know it's deep under the ENTIRE dash....but
maybe this image from the shop manual will give you what your looking for.
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Perhaps this will get me a "Nice Try"

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Rottenweiler630@My 84 s-10 blazer has developed a heater core leak. Where can I get the procedure for R & R of the core?


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Removal & Installation

The heater core is removable from under the right side of the instrument panel.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Position a drain pan under the radiator, open the drain **** and drain the cooling system to a level below the heater core.

Plug the heater core tubes to avoid spilling coolant in the passenger compartment during removal.

  1. Disconnect the heater-to-engine coolant hoses from the core tubes on the firewall, in the engine compartment.

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Exploded view of a common heater core and case assembly



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If necessary, loosen and remove the under dash cabin light retaining bolt



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With the bolt removed, the light and housing may be repositioned out of the way


On some early model vehicles, the cabin light mounted under the dash may interfere with cover removal. If necessary, loosen the retaining bolt and reposition the light housing with the wiring attached.

  1. From the passenger compartment (under the dash) remove the heater core rear case cover-to-cowl screws, then remove the cover from the vehicle.

Be sure that all are removed before attempting to remove the cover. If necessary, unbolt and reposition all/part of the dashboard for better access.

  1. Remove the straps or brackets from each end of the heater core.
  2. Carefully remove the heater core from the cowl and case.

To install:

  1. Insert the heater core into the case, taking care not to damage the tubes as they are inserted through the cowl.
  2. Install the straps or brackets to the ends of the heater core and secure using the retaining screws.
  3. Install the heater core rear case cover and secure using the retaining screws.
  4. If moved for access, reposition and secure the dash mounted cabin light and housing.
  5. Connect the heater-to-engine coolant hoses to the core tubes.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable, then properly refill the engine cooling system.
  7. Run the engine at normal operating temperatures and check for leaks.

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Jan 21, 2011 | 1984 Chevrolet S-10

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How do i fix the heater core on my ford taurus 1995


Hi there,

Remove heater/evaporator case. Remove vacuum source line from heater core tube seal. Remove seal from heater core tubes.
Remove heater core access cover screws. Remove access cover and seal from heater/evaporator case. Lift heater core and case seals out of heater/evaporator case.
Installation
If installing new heater core, transfer case seals to new core. Install heater core and seals into heater/evaporator case. Install heater core access cover on case. Install seal on heater core tubes. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Evacuate and charge A/C system. Refill cooling system.

HEATER/EVAPORATOR CASE
Removal
  • Disconnect negative battery cable. Drain coolant from radiator. Gently pull instrument panel away from right side of dash panel.
  • Discharge A/C system using approved refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment. Disconnect heater hoses from heater core. Plug heater core tubes or drain coolant by blowing coolant from heater core using low pressure compressed air. Disconnect vacuum supply hose from inside engine compartment.
  • Disconnect A/C lines from evaporator core. Plug A/C lines and evaporator core tubes. Remove instrument panel assembly brace to evaporator case bracket screw. Remove assembly brace.
  • Remove floor register and rear floor duct from bottom of heater/evaporator case. Remove nuts securing heater/evaporator case to firewall. Remove 2 screws securing support brackets to cowl top panel. Carefully pull heater/evaporator case away from firewall. Remove heater/evaporator case.
  • To install, reverse removal procedure. Evacuate and charge A/C system. Refill cooling system.
INSTRUMENT PANEL
Removal & Installation
  • Position front wheels in straight-ahead position. Disable air bag system. See AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM article in ACCESSORIES/SAFETY EQUIPMENT section. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove steering column trim shrouds.
  • Disconnect all electrical connections from steering column switches. Remove cover from under steering column. Remove 4 bolts and reinforcement from under steering column. Disconnect parking brake release control motor from parking brake and ignition switch connector.
  • Disengage insulator retainer. Remove insulator. Remove 4 nuts and reinforcement below steering column. Remove 4 nuts securing steering column to instrument panel and lower column to front seat. Disconnect PRNDL cable (A/T models).
  • Ensure ignition switch is locked to prevent steering column from turning. Remove 4 instrument cluster retaining screws. Disconnect speed control cable and vehicle speed sensor (if equipped). Disconnect electrical connectors and remove instrument cluster. At steering column opening, remove one bolt securing instrument panel to brace. Remove one instrument panel brace bolt (below radio area).
  • Remove sound insulator under glove box by removing 2 push nuts securing insulator to studs on climate control case. Remove glove box door and compartment. Remove air cleaner housing, battery and battery tray. Disconnect wires of main wire loom in engine compartment. Disengage rubber grommet from firewall. Feed wiring into passenger compartment through hole in firewall.
  • Remove right and left kick panels. Disconnect wires from instrument panel at right and left kick panel sides. Remove screws on left and right sides of instrument panel.
  • Pull up to unsnap right and left speaker opening covers. Remove speaker covers. Working through steering column and glove box openings, reach under instrument panel and disconnect electrical connectors, vacuum hoses, A/C-heater control panel cables, and radio antenna cable.
  • Support instrument panel. Remove 3 screws attaching top of instrument panel to cowl top. Disconnect remaining wires. Remove instrument panel. To install instrument panel, reverse removal procedure.

Hope this helps...

Jan 17, 2011 | 1995 Ford Taurus

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Where is the heater core located


Heater Core REMOVAL & INSTALLATION NOTE: Be sure to consult the laws in your area before beginning any procedure which requires servicing the air conditioning system. In some states, it is illegal to perform repairs involving refrigerant unless the work is done by a certified technician. CAUTION
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old. NOTE: When removing the instrument panel, it may be beneficial to have a friend or assistant help you. Without Air Conditioning
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the instrument panel on 1986-89 vehicles as follows:
    1. Remove the four screws retaining the steering column opening cover, then remove the cover.
    2. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts securing the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    3. Remove the steering column trim shrouds, then tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    4. Remove the four screws at the steering column bracket to remove the steering column.
    5. Remove the screws retaining the lower left and radio finish panels, then remove the panels by snapping them out.
    6. Remove the cluster opening finish panel retaining screws. On Taurus remove the jam nut behind the headlight switch and the screw behind the clock or clock cover. Remove the finish panel by rocking the upper edge toward the driver.
    7. Disconnect the speedometer cable by reaching up under the instrument panel and pressing on the flat surface of the plastic connector. The panel can be removed with the cluster installed.
    8. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    9. Using the steering column, cluster and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables and the radio antenna cable.
    10. Tag and disengage all underhood electrical connectors of the main wire loom. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel and push the wire and connectors into the instrument panel area.
    11. Remove the right and left speaker opening covers by snapping them out.
    12. Remove the two lower instrument panel-to-cowl side retaining screws from the right and left side. Remove the instrument panel brace retaining screw from under the radio area. On Sable, remove the defroster grille by snapping it out.
    13. Remove the three instrument panel upper retaining screws, then remove the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the instrument panel on 1990-95 vehicles as follows:
    1. Position the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
    2. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
    3. Remove the ignition lock cylinder and, if equipped, remove the tilt lever.
    4. Remove the steering column trim shrouds. Tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    5. Remove the four bolts and opening cover, and the two bolts and reinforcement from under the steering column.
    6. Disengage the insulator retainer and remove the insulator. Remove the four nuts and reinforcement from under the steering column. NOTE: Do not rotate the steering column shaft.
    7. Remove the four nuts retaining the steering column to the instrument panel, disconnect the shift indicator cable and lower the column on the front seat. Install the lock cylinder to make sure the steering column shaft does not turn.
    8. Remove bolt at the steering column opening attaching the instrument panel to the brace. Remove instrument panel brace retaining bolt from under the radio area.
    9. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts that secure the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    10. Disconnect the wires of the main wire loom in the engine compartment. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel, then feed the wiring through the hole in the dash panel into the passenger compartment.
    11. Remove the right and left cowl side trim panels. Disconnect the wires from the instrument panel at the right and left cowl sides.
    12. Remove screw each from the left and right side retaining the instrument panel. Pull up to unsnap the right and left speaker opening covers and remove.
    13. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    14. Using the steering column and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables, speedometer cable and radio antenna cable.
    15. Close the glove compartment door, support the panel and remove the three screws attaching the top of the instrument panel to the cowl top and disconnect any remaining wires. Remove the panel from the vehicle.
  4. Drain the coolant from the radiator.
  5. Disconnect and plug the heater hoses at the heater core. Plug the heater core tubes.
  6. Disconnect the vacuum supply hose from the inline vacuum check valve in the engine compartment. Remove the screw holding the instrument panel shake brace to the heater case and remove the shake brace.
  7. Remove the floor register and rear floor ducts from the bottom of the heater case. Remove the three nuts attaching the heater case to the dash panel in the engine compartment.
  8. Remove the two screws attaching the brackets to the cowl top panel. Pull the heater case assembly away from the dash panel and remove from the vehicle.
  9. Remove the vacuum source line from the heater core tube seal and remove the seal from the heater core tubes.
  10. Remove the four heater core access cover attaching screws and remove the access cover from the heater case. Lift the heater core and seals from the heater case. To install:
  11. Transfer the three foam core seals to the new heater core. Install the heater core and seals into the heater case.
  12. Position the heater case access cover on the case, then install the four retaining screws.
  13. Install the seal on the heater core tubes, then install the vacuum source line through the seal.
  14. Position the heater case assembly to the dash panel and cowl top panel at the air inlet opening. Install the two screws to attach the support brackets to the cowl top panel.
  15. Install the three nuts in the engine compartment to attach the heater case to the dash panel. Install the floor register and rear floor ducts on the bottom of the heater case.
  16. Install the instrument panel shake brace and screw to the heater case.
  17. Install the instrument panel by reversing the removal procedure.
  18. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core. Connect the black vacuum supply hose to the vacuum check valve in the engine compartment.
  19. Fill the radiator and bleed the cooling system.
  20. Connect the negative battery cable and check the system for proper operation. Fig. 1: Location of the vacuum source line 86876016.gif
    Fig. 2: Heater core cover location 86876017.gif

Dec 19, 2010 | 1987 Ford Taurus

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Do i have to remove complete dash to replace a heater core in 1992 grand marquis.


Section 12-03: Air Conditioning System 1992 Town Car/Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Plenum Removal
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  1. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes. Plug the ends of the heater hoses to prevent coolant loss.
  1. Plug heater core tubes securely to prevent coolant leakage from heater core during plenum removal.
  1. Remove three nuts located below the windshield wiper motor retaining the LH end of the plenum to the dash panel (Fig. 15).


FIG. 15 Plenum and Air Inlet Duct Removal


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  1. Remove one nut retaining the upper LH corner of the evaporator case to the dash panel.
  1. Remove LH and RH lower instrument panel insulators.
  1. Disconnect two vacuum supply hoses from vacuum source. Push grommet and vacuum supply hose into passenger compartment.
  1. Remove all instrument panel retaining screws and pull the instrument panel back as far as possible without disconnecting any wire harnesses.
  1. Loosen the RH door sill plate and remove the RH side cowl trim panel.
  1. On manual systems, disengage the temperature control cable housing from the bracket on top of the plenum. Disconnect the cable from the temperature blend door crank arm. On ATC systems, remove cross body brace and disconnect wiring harness from temperature blend door actuator and disconnect the ATC sensor tube from the evaporator case connector.
  1. Disconnect the vacuum jumper harness at the multiple vacuum connector near the floor air distribution duct.
  1. Disconnect the white vacuum hose from the outside-recirculating door vacuum motor.
  1. Remove two hush panels.
  1. Remove one plastic push fastener retaining the floor air distribution duct to the LH end of the plenum. Remove LH screw and loosen RH screw on the rear face of the plenum (Fig. 14), and remove the floor air distribution duct.
  1. Remove two nuts from the two studs along the lower flange of the plenum.
  1. Carefully move plenum rearward to allow heater core tubes and the stud at the top of the plenum to clear holes in the dash panel. Remove plenum from vehicle by rotating the top of the plenum forward, down and out from under the instrument panel. Carefully pull lower edge of instrument panel rearward as necessary while rolling the plenum from behind the instrument panel.
Installation
  1. Route the vacuum supply hose through the dash panel and seat the grommet in the opening.
  1. Position the plenum under the instrument panel with the register duct opening up and the heater core tubes down. Rotate the plenum up behind the instrument panel and position the plenum to the dash panel. Insert the heater core tubes and mounting studs through their respective holes in the dash panel and the evaporator case.
  1. Install three nuts on the studs along the lower flange and one on the upper flange of the plenum (Fig. 15).
  1. Install three nuts below the windshield wiper motor to attach the LH end of the plenum to the dash panel.
  1. Install one nut to retain the upper LH corner of the evaporator case to the dash panel.
  1. Position floor air distribution duct on plenum. Install two screws and plastic push fastener.
  1. If removed, position panel door vacuum motor to the mounting bracket. Install two retaining screws.
  1. Connect the white vacuum hose to the outside-recirculating door vacuum motor.
  1. Connect the vacuum jumper harness to the plenum harness at the multiple vacuum connector near the floor air distribution duct. Install floor duct.
  1. Connect the ATC sensor tube to the evaporator case connector on ATC equipped vehicles.
  1. Install the cross body brace and connect wiring harness to the blend door actuator on ATC equipped vehicles.
  1. Connect the temperature control cable housing to the bracket on top of the plenum and connect the temperature control cable to the temperature blend door crank arm. Adjust the temperature cable as outlined under Adjustments.
  1. Install the bolt to attach the lower RH end of the instrument panel to the side cowl.
  1. Install the RH side cowl trim panel and tighten the RH door sill plate retaining screws.
  1. Install glove compartment door and check arms.
  1. Connect vacuum supply hose to vacuum supply.
  1. Install RH and LH lower instrument panel insulators.
  1. Install two hush panels.
  1. Unplug the heater core tubes and connect the heater hoses to the heater core tubes.
  1. Fill the cooling system with coolant to replace coolant lost during removal of the plenum.
  1. Connect the battery ground cable. Check the system for proper operation.

Dec 17, 2010 | 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis

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Where is the heater core located on a 1997 dodge ram 1500 5.2 318


This is to give you an idea where it's at (behind the dash) and what you would have to do to remove and replace it:

Removal & Installation

  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
  3. If equipped with air conditioning, recover the refrigerant.
  4. Disconnect the liquid line refrigerant line fitting from the evaporator inlet tube.
  5. Ram: remove the accumulator.
  6. Dakota, Durango: disconnect the accumulator inlet tube.
  7. Drain the cooling system.
  8. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes.
  9. Ram: remove the powertrain control module from the dash panel. Disconnecting wiring is not necessary.
  10. Remove the four nuts from the heater–A/C mounting studs on the engine compartment side of the dash panel.
  11. Remove the nut(s) that secure(s) the heater–A/C housing mounting brace to the stud(s) on the passenger compartment side of the dash board.
  12. Pull the housing rearward far enough for the mounting studs and evaporator condensate drain tube to clear the dash panel holes.
  13. Remove the housing from the vehicle.
  14. Lift the heater core out of the housing.
  15. Installation is the reverse of removal.


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May 08, 2010 | 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab

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How do i put a heater core in


  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
  3. If equipped with air conditioning, recover the refrigerant.
  4. Disconnect the liquid line refrigerant line fitting from the evaporator inlet tube.
  5. Ram: remove the accumulator.
  6. Dakota, Durango: disconnect the accumulator inlet tube.
  7. Drain the cooling system.
  8. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes.
  9. Ram: remove the powertrain control module from the dash panel. Disconnecting wiring is not necessary.
  10. Remove the four nuts from the heater-A/C mounting studs on the engine compartment side of the dash panel.
  11. Remove the nut(s) that secure(s) the heater-A/C housing mounting brace to the stud(s) on the passenger compartment side of the dash board.
  12. Pull the housing rearward far enough for the mounting studs and evaporator condensate drain tube to clear the dash panel holes.
  13. Remove the housing from the vehicle.
  14. Lift the heater core out of the housing.
  15. Installation is the reverse of removal.



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Jan 20, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Durango

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How do i change my heater core?step by step guide?


PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO RATE!!!

Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
  3. If equipped with air conditioning, recover the refrigerant.
  4. Disconnect the liquid line refrigerant line fitting from the evaporator inlet tube.
  5. Ram: remove the accumulator.
  6. Dakota, Durango: disconnect the accumulator inlet tube.
  7. Drain the cooling system.
  8. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes.
  9. Ram: remove the powertrain control module from the dash panel. Disconnecting wiring is not necessary.
  10. Remove the four nuts from the heater–A/C mounting studs on the engine compartment side of the dash panel.
  11. Remove the nut(s) that secure(s) the heater–A/C housing mounting brace to the stud(s) on the passenger compartment side of the dash board.
  12. Pull the housing rearward far enough for the mounting studs and evaporator condensate drain tube to clear the dash panel holes.
  13. Remove the housing from the vehicle.
  14. Lift the heater core out of the housing.
  15. Installation is the reverse of removal
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Heater core removal/installation

Nov 01, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Durango

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How to remove dash for heater core removal


1981-87 Models

  1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  2. Discharge A/C system and disconnect refrigerant and heater lines from unit.
  3. Move shift levers away from dash.
  4. Remove right side cowl trim panel, if equipped.
  5. Remove 4 screws at base and remove glove box.
  6. Remove brace through glove box opening and remove ashtray.
  7. Remove right half of lower reinforcement (7 screws to instrument panel and 1 to cowl side of trim panel).
  8. Disconnect radio ground strap.
  9. Remove right upper air duct by removing mounting screw and pulling duct out through glove box opening.
  10. Remove instrument panel center brace and right instrument panel cluster pivot bolt.
  11. Remove instrument panel cluster, disconnect shift indicator cable and lower steering column.
  12. Remove steering column studs and radio.
  13. Remove scoop connecting heater to center distribution duct (2 screws).
  14. Remove center distribution duct by pulling bottom of dash out to gain clearance.
  15. Remove floor air distribution duct.
  16. Disconnect temperature control cable through glove box.
  17. Remove 7 retaining nuts from firewall and screw that retains assembly to cowl side sheet metal.
  18. Flex dash out and remove heater assembly.
  19. Remove nuts from door arms and remove door arms.
  20. Remove 7 screws to remove cover from housing.
  21. Remove evaporator core.
  22. Reverse procedure to install.

Oct 17, 2009 | 1985 Dodge Ramcharger

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Heater core replacement


  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
  3. If equipped with air conditioning, recover the refrigerant.
  4. Disconnect the liquid line refrigerant line fitting from the evaporator inlet tube.
  5. Loosen the accumulator.
  6. Dakota, Durango: disconnect the accumulator inlet tube.
  7. Drain the cooling system.
  8. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes.
  9. Remove the powertrain control module from the dash panel. Disconnecting wiring is not necessary.
  10. Remove the four nuts from the heater-A/C mounting studs on the engine compartment side of the dash panel.
  11. Remove the nut(s) that secure(s) the heater-A/C housing mounting brace to the stud(s) on the passenger compartment side of the dash board.
  12. Pull the housing rearward far enough for the mounting studs and evaporator condensate drain tube to clear the dash panel holes.
  13. Remove the housing from the vehicle.
  14. Lift the heater core out of the housing.
  15. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Oct 11, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Dakota

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How do you replace a heater core and fan motor


REPLACING HEATER CORE
  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
  2. Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
  3. If equipped with air conditioning, recover the refrigerant.
  4. Disconnect the liquid line refrigerant line fitting from the evaporator inlet tube.
  5. Loosen the accumulator.
  6. Dakota, Durango: disconnect the accumulator inlet tube.
  7. Drain the cooling system.
  8. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes.
  9. Remove the powertrain control module from the dash panel. Disconnecting wiring is not necessary.
  10. Remove the four nuts from the heater-A/C mounting studs on the engine compartment side of the dash panel.
  11. Remove the nut(s) that secure(s) the heater-A/C housing mounting brace to the stud(s) on the passenger compartment side of the dash board.
  12. Pull the housing rearward far enough for the mounting studs and evaporator condensate drain tube to clear the dash panel holes.
  13. Remove the housing from the vehicle.
  14. Lift the heater core out of the housing.
  15. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Oct 05, 2009 | 1997 Dodge Dakota

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