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Kia Sportage heater core removal and replacement

Help! kia sportage 1999, heater core removal and replacement. trouble removing instrument panel to remove heater core. Removed instruments and dropped steering column. Instrument panel loose but will come out. What am I doing wrong? Anyone please help! thank you! Phead Kia Sportage 97. Key fob has become tempremental. changed battery but it seems to only work when it wants. Dealer wants to charge me £200 for a new reprogramed fob. Does anyone know how to remove immobilisor or is there a quicker solution? Can get new fob from the dealer for £50. Anyone know how to program them? Graham

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Hi there,

Here are the steps to remove heater core

1. Chock wheels. 2. Drain the engine coolant. Refer to Engine Cooling System. 3. Discharge and recover the refrigerant from the A/C system. Refer to Recovery/Evacuating/Charging in this section. 4. Remove the dash panel. Refer to Body. 5. Remove the Blower/Evaporator unit. Refer to Blower/Evaporator Unit in this section. 6. Disconnect the low pressure line from the evaporator outlet on the bulkhead. 7. Disconnect the high pressure line from the evaporator inlet on the bulkhead. 8. Disconnect the heater return hose from the heater core outlet tube connection. 9. Disconnect the heater inlet hose from the heater core inlet tube connection. 10. Disconnect the fresh air/recirculation control cable from the blower housing unit inlet duct. 11. Disconnect five connectors at the bottom of the blower housing unit. 12. Pull carpeting away from bulkhead to gain access to the hole cover plate. 13. Remove the four nuts retaining the hole cover plate. 14. Remove the hole cover plate. 15. Remove two mounting bolts at the top of the blower housing unit. Kia Sportage heater core removal and replacement - d40e96a.jpg 16. Remove two nuts attaching the bottom of the blower housing unit to the bulkhead mounting studs. 17. Remove the blower unit from the vehicle. 18. Remove the temperature control cable from the heater unit servo. 19. Remove the two nuts from the mounting studs at the bottom of the heater unit. 20. Remove the top nut holding the heater unit to the bulkhead to the bulkhead mounting stud. 21. Remove the heater unit. Regards, Jeep Brainy

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Hi there, I need to replace the hose on the heater unit on a Kia Sportage 2004 model. Apparently there was a leak on the passenger side. What would need to be replaced and advise steps.

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