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How do i remove a heater core on a 5.7 liter motor

Is there any easy way to do this it was leaking on to my floor board

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You left info for a 91 gmc sierra no such thing try again

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Could a bad thermostat make antifreeze leak onto drivers side floor?

Not the thermostat, that is on the engine. You must have a leaking heater core- this is the small metal thing, looks like a book-sized radiator. It fits inside your heater case and is what gives you warm air from the heater. Your only recourse is to remove and replace the heater core. On older cars, this was not a big deal- the heater cores were fairly accessible under the dash. Newer cars, it's not so easy-so much stuff in the way, in many cases, the entire dash must be removed to get to the heater core. You might get lucky and it will be a simple job.
If you need to drive the car before you fix the leak, you can bypass the core by splicing your two heater hoses together. You won't have heater or defrost then, too bad it has to happen during the winter, but that is the only way to safely use the car until the leak is stopped. Don't trust Bar's leak or similar coolant sealers: Your leak is probably too big for them to work on, and those sealers often cause more problems than help.

Mar 05, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

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Who knows where I can get a guide to replace the Heater Core on my 2006 Ford Freestar?

I have the shop manual & wiring book from Ford for your car. If interested, let me know. $25 plus postage.

this is a big job, time consuming. Is it leaking coolant?

Removal and Installation
NOTE: If a heater core leak is suspected, the heater core must be leak tested before it is removed from the vehicle.
  1. Drain the cooling system. For additional information, refer to Section 303-03.
  1. Position the front seats fully rearward.
  1. Depower the supplemental restraint system. For additional information, refer to Section 501-20B.
  1. Remove the wiper motor and pivot assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 501-16.
  1. Remove the LH and RH windshield side garnish mouldings. For additional information, refer to Section 501-05.
  1. Remove the LH and RH A-pillar lower trim panels. For additional information, refer to Section 501-05.
  1. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core.
  1. Lower the glove compartment.
  1. Remove the 3 steering column opening panel lower bolts.
    • To install, tighten to 8 Nm (71 lb-in).
  1. Remove the steering column opening panel cover.
  1. Remove the steering column opening panel upper bolts.
    • To install, tighten to 8 Nm (71 lb-in).
  1. Remove the steering column opening panel reinforcement.
  1. Remove the 4 storage console pin-type retainers.
  1. Remove the storage console.
  1. Remove the rear seat floor duct adapter.
  1. Remove the upper instrument panel finish panel.
  1. Remove the LH lower instrument panel bolt.
    • To install, tighten to 12 Nm (9 lb-ft).
  1. Remove the LH upper instrument panel bolt.
    • To install, tighten to 12 Nm (9 lb-ft).
  1. Remove the 4 upper instrument panel bolts.
  1. Remove the upper instrument panel cowl bolt.
    • To install, tighten to 5 Nm (44 lb-in).
  1. Remove the 4 instrument panel center support brace bolts.
    • To install, tighten to 12 Nm (9 lb-ft).
  1. Remove the LH instrument panel support bracket bolt.
    • To install, tighten to 12 Nm (9 lb-ft).
  1. Loosen the RH instrument panel bolts one half of the bolt length, but do not completely remove the bolts.
    • To install, tighten to 12 Nm (9 lb-ft).
  1. Working through the glove compartment opening, remove the RH instrument panel support bracket bolt.
  1. Position the LH side of the instrument panel slightly away from the dash panel.
  1. Remove the heater core and evaporator core housing support brace nut.
  1. Remove the heater core and evaporator core housing support brace bolt.
  1. Remove the heater core and evaporator core housing support brace.
  1. Remove the 4 floor duct screws.
  1. Remove the floor duct.
  1. Remove the 7 heater core cover screws.
  1. Detach the wire harness from the heater core cover.
  1. Remove the heater core cover.
  1. Remove the heater core.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. Fill the engine cooling system. For additional information, refer to Section 303-03.

Oct 31, 2011 | 2006 Ford Freestar

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I have a 97 grand prix. When it rains water leaks in the front passenger floor board. My a/c doesn't work. When coolent was poured into it it also leaked all in the floor.

your heater core is leaking, that would explain the antifreeze on the passenger floor-as for it leaking there when it rains, there is a piece of molding that sometimes move out of place, it is under the hood on the passenger side, below the vent plate (remove the wiper blade arms, the plate for access)-the ac not working? that could be as simple as low freon, or as bad as multiple leaks, comtaminated system, electrical issues-do you mean the blower motor, because with all that moisture stuff you have going on there I wouldn't be surprised if the blower motor has electrical issues due to the flooding.

The MOST IMPORTANT THING is to fix or bypass the heater core, or you will end up needing an engine if it overheats.

Mar 09, 2011 | Pontiac Grand Prix Cars & Trucks

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Check the relays, fans, change the thermostst, now about to the change heater core. it sill was over heating and water came from the heater core on to the floor board.

If it is necessary to remove the heater assembly, the cooling system must be drained before removing the heater core.
When a heater core leaks, a new heater core is installed or the old one repaired.
Heater Housing
  • The heater housing is usually under the dash and must be removed to gain access to the heater core.
  • Procedures for replacing the heater core vary with the year, make, and model of car. It threfore necessary to consult the manufacturer's repair manuals for the proper procedure for replacement.
f74-01.gif The heater housing is disassembled to get to the heater core. Heater Core
  • Remove the access panels(s) or the split heater/air conditioning case to gain acess to the heater core.
  • Remove the heater coolant hoses.
  • Remove the cable and/or vacuum control lines (if equipped).
  • Remove the heater core securing brackets and/or clamps.
  • Lift the core from the case. Do not use force. Take care not to damage the fins of the heater core when removing.
  • To reinstall the heater core, reverse the removal steps.
When the heater core leaks and must be repaired or replaced, it is a very difficult and time-consuming job primarily because of the core's location deep within the firewall of the car. For this reason always leak test a replacement heater core before installation.

Dec 22, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala

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How do i repair the heater core on my 1999 ford windstar 3.8 liter engine?

1.Disconnect the cable from the nrgative battery terminal. Drain the cooling system
2.Remove the cowl vent panel, Then disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core inlet and outler tubes at the firewall.
3. on models so equipped, disconnect the engine ground strap attached to one of the heater core tubes.
4.Remove the center dash support trim and the radio cassette box ashtray.
5. Pull back the carpeting and pull the rear airflow duct away from the main floor duct.
6. Remove the two instrument panel support brackets and the heater main floor duct.
7. Remove the screws and the heater core cover, the remove the heater core. (Be careful not to tear the foam sealing material).
8. When reinstalling the heater core in the housing, make sure the original foam sealing the material is intact and in place.
9. The remainder of the installation is the reverse of removal.
10. Fill the cooling system.
Run the engine and check for coolant leaks.
Good Luck!!
Any questions please feel free to post it and I will answer it.

Jul 18, 2010 | 1999 Ford Windstar

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The blower fan only works on settings 3-5 and right now the heat doesn't seem to be working at all. I assume I need to replace the controller for the fan problems but is the heater malfunctioning due to...

sounds like your heater core is leaking ,and possible you may need to change the resister for the bower motor ...have it tested for leaks ....look on passengers side on the floor ...look up with a trouble light once the motor has warmed up ,turn the blower motor on high ...and look under the hood and all around for leaks ....feel the rug on the floor on the passebnger side for wet ness ...good luck

Jan 03, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Malibu

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Leaking heater corehow do I replace?

drain out your fluid
2.near the fire wall in engine, loosen clamps and remove heater hoses from th tubes running to the core.
3. remove dash panel on inside of car(passenger side)
4. remove the duct/vent from core.
5. remove cover(screwsand clips)
6. remove core retaining straps and pull out core.
installion is reverse and watch you dont loose too much coolant on your floor. Replace and fill coolant. run your heater to make sure you have no leaks

Dec 18, 2009 | 2003 Buick Century

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My radiator fluid had drain into the floor board of the front passenger side..How could that have happened, where might the problem be?

You have a heater core leaking.The vehicle has a small radiator looking part,that the radiator fluid flows threw,and of course,is hot.The blower motor blows threw the heater core,and gives off heat.When they devellope a hole,or a crack in them,they leak.These leak into the floor board.I hope this helps you ,and if so,please let us know.Thank you.

Oct 31, 2009 | 1993 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer

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Drain the coolant. Remove the dashboard first, then a bunch of air ducts, then the heater core cover. Remove the heater hoses in the rear of the motor, and finally the heater core.

Feb 21, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet Impala

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What are the steps needed to remove and replace the heater core

  1. Negative battery cable and drain cooling system.
  2. Raise vehicle and remove drain tube from heater case.
  3. Heater hoses from heater core and lower vehicle.
  4. Right and left sound insulators and steering column opening filler.
  5. Floor air outlet duct and heater core cover.
  6. Heater core mounting clamps and remove heater core.

  1. Heater core and heater core mounting clamps.
  2. Heater core cover and floor air outlet duct.
  3. Right and left sound insulators and steering column opening filler.
  4. Raise vehicle and connect heater hoses to heater core.
  5. Drain tube to heater case and lower vehicle.
  6. Negative battery cable and fill cooling system.
  7. Check for leaks.

Jan 21, 2009 | 1993 Pontiac Sunbird

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