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Need to remove the heater core from a 1998 Dodge Dakota, 3.9 engine, 2-wheel drive.

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Lol...I hope you are ready for this....You need to remove the entire steering column...then the entire dashboard and everything has to come out...there a few bolts in the engine compartment and the rest are in the is a project not alot of people enjoy doing....

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  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.
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  15. Installation is the reverse of removal.

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