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How to flush a heater core for a 1997 dodge dakota

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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

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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

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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

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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"1c3d50c.gif (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

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for some reason the Dodge Dakota heater core tends to plug up and will stop heating the car. the replacement job is big as a/c lines have to be removed etc. this happened to my daughters 1997 V6 Dakota and she was told she needed a new heater core for $700 when in Colorado last year. she had the system flushed and the antifreeze changed which helped a little. i checked it out and backflushed the heatercore itself going the opposite direction of normal flow and a small plug of junk came out and the problem is fixed. consider this is you or someone has the same problem. it is because there is a 90 degree angle in the inlet and outlet lines of the heater core just behind the firewall. good luck. hope you can save some money and stay warm with this tip.

on Jun 04, 2010 | Dodge Dakota Cars & Trucks

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I would like ot reverse flush cooling system on 1998 Dodge Dakota,including heater core.


PARTS STORES HAVE COOLING SYSTEM FLUSH KITS THAT HOOK UP A GARDEN HOSE.ALSO GET SOME FLUSHING SOLUTION.IT WORKS BEST WHEN THE ENGINE IS AT OPERATING TEMP.

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poss. clogeed heater core ,, have you or anybody ever put in radiator sealer ?? , will kill a heater core just like that ,,,,,,,,, when you rev. flushed was it @ the heatercore????

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check for poor flow to heater core-change heater hoses -check for lime build up at intake connector or worn out water pump -if you only put water through core try using CLRlime cleaner in core-get two 6in pieces or heater hose hook them to core and pour it in and leave for 15 mins then wash out with water hose

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Had the same problem with my 97 dakota (3.9). I reversed flushed the heater core and the problem is solved... too much heat. Instead of flushing the heater core normally, reverse the intake and exit lines and flush. Whatever is lodged in the core's intake should be discharged.

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My 99 dodge dakota wont heat new thermostat motor


You have a bad heater valve, operated by vaccuum or cable its on the hot water line on its way to the heater core.

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I agree with rpm1998.Is it the engine temp or heater in truck not getting hot enough? If its heater, try backwards flushing heater core.

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Well sound slike you have covered most the things . I would try and remove the hoses from the heater core and back flush then with a garden hose sounds like the heater core might be pluged. Does it heat up more if you bring up the rpm's ?

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