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1994 940 heater core

Heater core is leaking and i don't know how to replace it

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In order to get to it I think you have to take out the lower dash and radio, open up the heating case to reveal it.

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Sounds like you may have water leaking out of your heater core.

This will cause an overheat condition, which you get because your engine cooling system can't pressure up as well.

You may also notice a kind of "sweet" smell to the air that comes from the air vents that blow when A/C or heater is on.

As water leaks into the A/C & Heater core compartment area...it trickles to the overflow drainhose on the firewall. This is usually intended for the condensation of the A/C core but a leaking heater core will drain that way too.

From what I hear, I'd see about disconnecting the heater core hoses going into the firewall and maybe use a splice to connect them to each other OR get a two 5/8 bolts and a couple clamps and plug the hoses.

This allows you to drive car without overheating and buys some time to get you another heater core (basically a "mini-radiator") Its summer, so you don't need the heater right now but keep in mind...you won't have a heater until the core gets replaced.

Hope this helps...

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most likely cause would be your heater core instructions below!


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.

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You can temporary run one heater hose into the other- either just take one side off the car and route the one hose right back into the water pump or - you can get a kit -
Either way - now you will need to replace the heater core inside the car.

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Heater core leaking how to replace it


Hi,

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.
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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.

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

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I need to know how to change a heater core in a 81 monte carlo. don't have a book to go by


A good place to find such information is at WWW.AutoZone.com.
You can select your make and model of vehicle, go to the "how to" section and in many cases it will give you the instructions for replacing various parts and it is free.
AllData.com is another resource that you will pay less than $30 a year for your first vehicle, it is an on-line service manual web site, very good.
Below is the procedure for replacing your heater from the Auto Zone site.
Good luck, let me know.
Regards,

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.

Sep 15, 2009 | 1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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