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Step by step replacing heater core in 1999 escort removel 1998 ford escort heater core i have every thing unhooked evering under dash dash unhookrd and all bolts remover the heater box wont come out

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If bolts won't come out and you've taken the nuts off, Then they are stiuds.Locate the heater hoses where they enter the firewall. The heater core is right on the other side of firewall. Which you probably already know. Good luck

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