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Need tech tips to replace heater core for a 97 cougar. I have some mechanical skills and would like to replace it myself than pay someone else to do it. I,ve been told it is a costly repair.

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Try to see if they have your car listed for diagrams pictures and step by step instructions if your car is not listed then try your local library they have all the car manuals and even copy them for you

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Get yourself a manual u will need it to remove the entire dash assembly with frustrating yourself to death, this is a 12-15 hour job for a DIYer, done many, they are a pain.

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