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Leaking heater core

Is there an easier way of replacing the heater core than removing the dash?

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You can see how to do this job on you tube, there is no getting away from the fact ,you will have to take off the dash.

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    no--but if car is 10yrs plus change the fan motor and ac evaporator wile ur at it--will say $ and anothr nitemare

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No, but you may get by just removing the passenger side, without taking the whole dashboard off. If what I looked up is correct its located near the glove box. Behind the dash. The hardest part of this job is getting that dash back on. If you only have to take off the one side that will help immensely!

Posted on Apr 22, 2014

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You will find the instructions here and unfortunately it looks like you will have to discharge the a/c.......sorry :(
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Posted on Jan 17, 2009

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SOURCE: I am trying to replace my heater core in my dodge

The heater core is in the middle of the black box ,you will need to take your dash loose and raise it up or take it all the way out to be able to get to everything,also you will have to unhook you a/c lines to remove,good luck,

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good luck it is a pain

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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SOURCE: how to remove dash for heater core removal

1981-87 Models

  1. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  2. Discharge A/C system and disconnect refrigerant and heater lines from unit.
  3. Move shift levers away from dash.
  4. Remove right side cowl trim panel, if equipped.
  5. Remove 4 screws at base and remove glove box.
  6. Remove brace through glove box opening and remove ashtray.
  7. Remove right half of lower reinforcement (7 screws to instrument panel and 1 to cowl side of trim panel).
  8. Disconnect radio ground strap.
  9. Remove right upper air duct by removing mounting screw and pulling duct out through glove box opening.
  10. Remove instrument panel center brace and right instrument panel cluster pivot bolt.
  11. Remove instrument panel cluster, disconnect shift indicator cable and lower steering column.
  12. Remove steering column studs and radio.
  13. Remove scoop connecting heater to center distribution duct (2 screws).
  14. Remove center distribution duct by pulling bottom of dash out to gain clearance.
  15. Remove floor air distribution duct.
  16. Disconnect temperature control cable through glove box.
  17. Remove 7 retaining nuts from firewall and screw that retains assembly to cowl side sheet metal.
  18. Flex dash out and remove heater assembly.
  19. Remove nuts from door arms and remove door arms.
  20. Remove 7 screws to remove cover from housing.
  21. Remove evaporator core.
  22. Reverse procedure to install.

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

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SOURCE: My heater core is leaking in passenger side floor

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