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98 Durango security light on-engine off. No spark, no fuel,no gau

Recently replaced heater core. After dash reinstalled and battery reconnected, the engine will crank but will not start. the gauges are all at low with the key on (even the fuel and battery gauges) fuel tank is 3/4 full and battery is fully charged. The odometer starts flashing after about 15 seconds after turning ke to run. the security light comes on after turning ignition off and removing the key. This usually happens after about 30 seconds. Manually locking and unlocking the drivers door has no affect on the security light. Is it possible that the security system has disabled the ignition and fuel pump? If so how can I overcome this?
Any knowlegable feed back is appreciated. THANK YOU!

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  • speedwobl Mar 16, 2009

    Overdrive went off, trans overheat light went on 98Durango went off. No spark no fuel.  All this after changing water pump. Same problems with security light. PCM seems to be off, no guages, no fault codes. Tried many different ways to reset(battery off, key on, key off, etc...) no luck. No one at Dodge has any answers either.  Trans was 2/3 - 1 qt low .Need help.txMikey

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    any one have any ideas

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You might have left a ground wire off somewhere hope that helps

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Where is the heater core located? Will I have to remove the entire dash to get to it?


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Mar 08, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet S-10

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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 best replace a heater core in a corsica 1995


You will have to drain all engine coolant.Disconnect your battery and your two heater core hoses that are on the fire wall in the engine compartment.Now inside the car start removing your dash.one dash is removed you will have to open you heater box to gain access to the heater core once you have gain access remove and replace.Now start replacing heater boxes dash board and reconnect heater core hoses and reconnect battery.Now top up your engine cooling system with the engine antifreeze drained you should have a extra jug of coolant in case you spilled or just needed it to top up.Now start car make sure coolant is full when cooling fans come on put rad cap on you have completed the replacement of your heater core.

Dec 27, 2010 | 1995 Chevrolet Corsica

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How to remove an reinstall a heater core in 1998 dodge durango


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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  • 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 18, 2010 | 1998 Dodge Durango

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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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I need to replace the heat core in my blazer... how do i do this?


Draining the Cooling System
  • Park the vehicle on a level surface. If the engine has been running allow it to cool completely.
  • Drain the cooling system. Remove the radiator cap from the radiator. Locate the petcock valve on the lower corner of the radiator. Place a waste oil collection pan underneath the petcock valve and turn it counterclockwise to open. Allow the cooling system to drain completely.
  • Label and remove the heater hoses from the heater core. The heater hoses will connect to the heater core in the engine bay, on the firewall, on the passenger side of the vehicle. Use either the Phillips or the flat-blade screwdriver to loosen the hose clamps that secure the hoses to the heater core. Then pull the hoses off the heater core.
Removing the Heater Core
  • Remove the heater core cover. Move to inside the passenger compartment. Locate the heater case. It will be bolted to the firewall, below the dash on the passenger side of the vehicle. Use an appropriate sized socket or wrench to remove the five screws that connect the heater core cover to the heater case, and remove the cover.
  • Remove the steel straps that secure the heater core to the heater case. Unscrew the four screws that connect the steel straps to the heater case using a socket or wrench and remove the straps.
  • Remove the heater core by pulling it out of the heater case.
Installing the Heater Core
  • Place the new heater core into position inside the heater case. Be sure to carefully guide the inlet and outlet tubes through the holes in the firewall.
  • Reinstall the heater core retaining straps, by reinstalling the four screws that secure them.
  • Place the heater core cover into position over the heater case and reinstall the five screws that secure it.

Refilling the Cooling System
  • Reconnect the heater hoses to the heater core. Slide the hoses onto the inlet and outlet fittings that extend through the firewall, and tighten the hose clamps.
  • Close the petcock valve on the lower corner of the radiator by turning it clockwise.
  • Refill the radiator with a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water.
  • Reinstall the radiator cap onto the radiator.
  • Run the engine and visually inspect for leaks.
Good luck and take your time, keep me posted and don't forget to rate please.

Jan 08, 2010 | 1989 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer

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What do i have to remove to replace the heater core in my 1991 chevy s10 with a 2.8 v6


Draining the Cooling System
  • Park the vehicle on a level surface. If the engine has been running allow it to cool completely.
  • Drain the cooling system. Remove the radiator cap from the radiator. Locate the petcock valve on the lower corner of the radiator. Place a waste oil collection pan underneath the petcock valve and turn it counterclockwise to open. Allow the cooling system to drain completely.
  • Label and remove the heater hoses from the heater core. The heater hoses will connect to the heater core in the engine bay, on the firewall, on the passenger side of the vehicle. Use either the Phillips or the flat-blade screwdriver to loosen the hose clamps that secure the hoses to the heater core. Then pull the hoses off the heater core.
Removing the Heater Core
  • Remove the heater core cover. Move to inside the passenger compartment. Locate the heater case. It will be bolted to the firewall, below the dash on the passenger side of the vehicle. Use an appropriate sized socket or wrench to remove the five screws that connect the heater core cover to the heater case, and remove the cover.
  • Remove the steel straps that secure the heater core to the heater case. Unscrew the four screws that connect the steel straps to the heater case using a socket or wrench and remove the straps.
  • Remove the heater core by pulling it out of the heater case.
Installing the Heater Core
  • Place the new heater core into position inside the heater case. Be sure to carefully guide the inlet and outlet tubes through the holes in the firewall.
  • Reinstall the heater core retaining straps, by reinstalling the four screws that secure them.
  • Place the heater core cover into position over the heater case and reinstall the five screws that secure it.

Refilling the Cooling System
  • Reconnect the heater hoses to the heater core. Slide the hoses onto the inlet and outlet fittings that extend through the firewall, and tighten the hose clamps.
  • Close the petcock valve on the lower corner of the radiator by turning it clockwise.
  • Refill the radiator with a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water.
  • Reinstall the radiator cap onto the radiator.
  • Run the engine and visually inspect for leaks.
Good luck and take your time.

Dec 10, 2009 | 1991 Chevrolet S-10

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


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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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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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