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Replacing heater core.

There is an electrical box thats on a sliding bracket that is keeping me from getting the last screw on the middle right side ofnthe heater core. It has a wiring harness going into it. There is probably ten or twelve wires in this harness. the harness is orange.

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I can not remember what that box is but you can unplug it then remove it. I believe it slide upwards after it is unplugged.

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


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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.

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How to Replace the Heater Corein a Chevy Impala

Replacing your Chevy Impala'sheater core is no easy task. There are several parts you must carefully removeor reposition to disconnect the core from the heating, ventilating and airconditioning (HVAC) module. This module and the core are located behind thecar's floor ducts.

1. Jack up the car and drain the Impala's cooling system.Loosen the water pump's drain bolt and let the coolant drain into a pan. Closethe drain bolt and lower the car afterward. 2. Remove the heater outlet and inlet hose from theheater core (reposition the hose clamps to do so). Take off the right consoleextension panel, body control module and left side extension panel on the frontfloor console 3. Disconnect the leftinstrument center support bracket (pull away the carpet at its bottom to reachthe nuts). Remove the accelerator control pedal from its position in the frontof the dash. 4. Disengage the center floorducts by raising the outlet duct while pushing the ducts down. Rotate theoutlet duct forward in the car and pull down to remove it from the HVAC module. 5. Use a small chisel to removeall the heat stakes from the heater core cover. Loosen the nut behind the fuelline bracket. Remove the dash panel's stud at the heater hoses. 6. Pull the core's cover downenough to reach the HVAC module's locating pins. Slide the cover rearward untilthe drain tube clears the dash front. Remove the cover by sliding it down,rearward, and to the right. You can now remove the core.
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1. Install the new core into the HVAC module,attaching a new seal onto the drain tube. Attach the core cover from the rightside, sliding it up and forward into position. 2. Align the draintube with the front dash hole and the core cover holes with the HVAC locatingpins. Install the core cover screws, cutting and folding back the soundinsulator near the center screw to ease that screw's installation. 3. Reinstall the dash panel stud at theheater hoses, tightening the nut behind the fuel line bracket. Align the centerfloor duct with the HVAC and push it up while rotating rearward to install it.Put the floor ducts and outlet duct back into the Chevy Impala. 4. Attach theaccelerator control pedal. Pull the carpet back and position the left centersupport bracket, then tighten the bracket nuts. 5. Reconnect theleft side front floor console extension panel and the body control module tothe car. 6. Put on the outlethose and inlet hoses to the core, securing them with their clamps. Refill thecooling system with the proper mixture of water and coolant.
Read more: How to Replace the Heater Core in a Chevy Impala ' eHow.com

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The heater core costs about $42.00 at several parts stores....the labor? Well...very good guess is $89.00 per hour to start and depending on what garage you go to...$90 and up.

I could email you the steps to do the job yourself, but I can tell you it is a REAL pain...the entire dash must come off...

Here is a little bit of the steps just to give you and idea:

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
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  2. If equipped with the 5.4L 4V engine, remove the junction block splash shield.
  3. If equipped with the 5.4L 4V engine, remove the bolts and disconnect the cable ends from the starter relay.
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  5. Disconnect the heater core hose couplings.
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  7. Disconnect the vacuum line from the A/C plenum demister adapter.
  8. Remove the heater core bracket.
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  10. Remove the plenum chamber top.
  11. Remove the blend door assembly from the case.
  12. Remove the heater core.
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  13. The installation is the reverse of the removal.
The above is to JUST remove the heater core....this part of how to GET to the heater core:

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  • Remove the lower steering column cover bolts and the cover.
  • Remove both front door scuff plates.
  • Remove both side cowl trim panels.
  • Disconnect the electrical connector from the Brake Pedal Position (BPP) switch.
  • Remove the radio ground and the GEM/CTM ground bolts.
  • Disconnect the left side instrument panel main wiring harness connector.
  • In the engine compartment, remove the bulkhead wiring harness connector bolts and disconnect the wiring connectors.
  • In the driver’s compartment, release the 6 locking tabs and remove the bulkhead electrical connector from the instrument panel.
  • Disconnect the air bag diagnostic monitor electrical connector.
  • Disconnect the inertia fuel shutoff switch electrical connector.
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  • Disconnect the right side instrument panel wiring harness connectors.
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  • Disconnect the climate control head vacuum harness connector.
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  7. Remove the heater core bracket screws and the bracket.
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  9. Remove the blend door assembly from the heater housing.
  10. Remove the heater core.

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Usually the whole hvac box has to come out of the vehicle to replace the heater core. Once the box is out it can be opened and the heater core removed. Be careful with all the vent doors and actuators, make note of how everything came apart. The last thing you want to do is have to remove the dash and box because something wasn't on just right. Good luck.

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Disconnect battery ground cable. 
Disconnect cable from temperature blend door and the mounting bracket from top of heater assembly. 
Disconnect blower motor and resistor electrical connectors. 
Disconnect and plug hoses from heater core. 

Working under instrument panel, remove 2 nuts on 1980---81 models, or 3 nuts on 1982---87 models, attaching left side of heater assembly and right side of plenum to dash.

On 1980---81 models, remove screw attaching top center of heater assembly to dash. On all models, remove 2 screws attaching right side of heater assembly to dash, then lift heater assembly out of vehicle. 

Remove heater housing plate attaching screws, nut and bolt and the plate. On 1980---82 models, remove 3 heater core frame attaching screws and the frame. On all models, slide heater core and seal out of heater assembly.

Reverse procedure to install. Good Luck and hope this helps

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Ok to replace the heater core in the allante you must first take the door off the glove box by removing 4 screws in the corners by the hinges. Remove the valence below the dash on the passenger side.

Now follow these steps

1. remove the radio module disconnect all wires and set it aside
2. Remove the bracket that holds the engine control module slide it out and away
3. Remove the duct control unit slide it down and out from under the dash
4 remove the screws that hold the duct work together, rotate to right and then down from under the dash
5. After the prior the heater core is in view. it has two 8 mm screws holding it in place remove them
6. Now go under the hood with a long extension loosen the clamps on the heater core
7. with at least a 12 inch thin bent flat screwdriver at a 90 degree angle loosen the hose and wiggle it off the heater core nipples
8. Go back into the cockpit and remove the heater core by sliding rearward and to the right
9. Angle hater core down and slide out.
10. reverse to reassemble.

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