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How do you replace a Heater Core? My Camry is 98 LE 2.2 Liter

How do you replace a Heater Core? My Camry is leaking fluid on my floor. I just replaced my Radiator and my A/C compressor is working well. I get a lot of fluid and it drips from the dashboard. It's clear and it does not look like I have any holes in the windshield or under the floor boards. I can only guess it is the heater core. How do I replace it?

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Before u replace heator core check the drain for the a/c it is possible that it is clogged with something if the liquid is clear to jack the car up on the pass side.get up under and look where the under bottom the car and firewall meet should be a hose that is not attached to nothing coming out of the bottom of the car. when u find it blow air in to it and it should come unclogged. it is possible that the hose is push back in to the car. if so put the carpet back on the passenger side look under the back a/c box should be next to the firewall of the car put it back on. good luck

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How do you replace heater core in a 1998 toyota camry 4cylinder? I think you need to remove the dash? Can anyone answer this question?

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First lets look at the color of the engine coolant and then compare it to the color of fluid in the car.
you say its clear and thats normal acumulation of mosture from the ac system inside the car.what happens is the water drips down and is not running down the drain.

you need to have the car lifted and ask the nice person to clean out the water drain for the ac system .
sometimes its flat at the end and all that has to be done is just pinch it.
even if the heater core is bad it still should drain also into the catch pan.
and if the ac compressor is working really well then for sure theres going to be a water drip.
hope this helps
those are really good cars

thank you

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