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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: flush heater core
PULL THE HEATER HOSES OFF IN THE ENGINE BAY, THEN USE A GARDEN HOSE AND FLUSH THE CORE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS, IF U SEE NO RUSTY WATER OR THE WATER GOES RIGHT OUT THE OPPOSITE SIDE U ARE FLUSHING U DON'T HAVE A HEATER CORE PROBLEM
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
It has been a long time since I've replaced one of those. From what I remember you don't have to go through pulling the heater box out. You do need to remove the glove box assembly. Look up under the passenger side of the dash. If you see the bulge of the motor/cover hanging straight down then remove the cover and the motor will be there. If you don't see that then te motor is mounted horizonally. If that is the case then the fresh air door assembly will need to be removed and it is behind that.
Here is a quick check to see if the motor is bad. Thump the bottom of the heater box by the passenger's feet. if the motor comes alive or makes noise then it is bad. Also check the fuse and make sure that it doesn't work on any speed. (the resistor would prevent operation on only one speed or more but generally not all speeds)
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
I think for every automobile you have to do this. You can always get a Haynes Repair Manual it should tell you how to do it step by step. If you are a do it yourselfer this investment will pay for itself many times over with the job your trying to do. By the way, what makes you think you have to remove it? The only reason that I can think of is because its leaking. If it is the case you need to check where is it leaking from, it could be fixed by tightning or replacing a hose you never know. But to answer you question, yes you have to dismantle every thing. I haven't heard of any automobile having the heater core outside the firewall where the engine is located. They're always well hidden not visible nor reachable inside the dash. I'll say it again get a Haynes Repair Manual for your 01 Dakota. You'll find a lot of answers there.
Posted on May 01, 2009
It is your heater core, there is nothing else left.
The heater housing is usually under the dash, and it must be removed to gain access to the heater core.Procedures for removing a dash, and heater core vary. But for the core:
The heater housing must be removed, and then you
"remove the panels" or "split the case" (Usually screwed together.)
Remove the coolant hoses, the cable and vacuum control line.
Remove the heater core bracket and clamps.
To install the new heater core, reverse the removal steps.
Core leaks **** because of the core's location deep within the firewall/ dashboard of the car.
So remember to liquid test your new one before you put it back in, or you could be sorry.
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
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Disconnect the battery positive cable on the left strut tower.Drain the radiator, and disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core.You have to remove every bracket attached over the heater core.After reaching to the remove the screws and cables and pull it out.And now you have to reverse the process .VOTE FOR ME IF IT HELPS
Posted on Feb 28, 2010
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