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You need a manual for this. There are a lot of screws and bolts to remove and replace. Leaving them out will result in a squeaky dash.

Posted on Feb 19, 2015

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if you cannot reach the light panel from under the dash by laying on yer back with the aid of a flashlight then,.....there are screws underneath the dash itself and this is somewhat moderate as you'll need to find all the screws and remove them to allow the instrument cluster to drop down and tilt forwards to access it that way ...but I would try the first method if it were me.......hope this helps you.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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All the information I've ever found about the heater core in a Mercury Tracer say's yes. You must remove the whole dash and everything to get to it.
I hear that the Haynes repair manual for that car has a good step by step set of instructions for doing it. good luck.

Posted on Jan 08, 2011

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SOURCE: How to change heater core in 1991 Mercuru tracer.

yes the whole dash has to come out

Posted on Jan 08, 2011

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SOURCE: I am trying to replace the heater core in my 1985

You are brave, that is not an easy job-it is up there, you want to remove the glove box to see what is in there-this is not an easy job for anyone, and honestly is best left to people who do this on a regular basis-lots of hard to reach parts, tight fits, and close tolerances. Consider instead bypassing the leaking heater core for the time being by connecting the two hoses going into the heater core (firewall) with a pipe and some clamps until you can find someone who does this either on the side (Craigslist) or moonlights for an auto repair facility.

Posted on Jul 19, 2011

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SOURCE: mazda mpv instrument panel removal

to remove the dash to get to the heater core is a ***** if you dont have mechanical experience dont try it. It will take about 4 hours to do the job and the dealer charges 600 dollars. go to a mazda repair site and check it out

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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.
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  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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How do i fix the heater core on my ford taurus 1995


Hi there,

Remove heater/evaporator case. Remove vacuum source line from heater core tube seal. Remove seal from heater core tubes.
Remove heater core access cover screws. Remove access cover and seal from heater/evaporator case. Lift heater core and case seals out of heater/evaporator case.
Installation
If installing new heater core, transfer case seals to new core. Install heater core and seals into heater/evaporator case. Install heater core access cover on case. Install seal on heater core tubes. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Evacuate and charge A/C system. Refill cooling system.

HEATER/EVAPORATOR CASE
Removal
  • Disconnect negative battery cable. Drain coolant from radiator. Gently pull instrument panel away from right side of dash panel.
  • Discharge A/C system using approved refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment. Disconnect heater hoses from heater core. Plug heater core tubes or drain coolant by blowing coolant from heater core using low pressure compressed air. Disconnect vacuum supply hose from inside engine compartment.
  • Disconnect A/C lines from evaporator core. Plug A/C lines and evaporator core tubes. Remove instrument panel assembly brace to evaporator case bracket screw. Remove assembly brace.
  • Remove floor register and rear floor duct from bottom of heater/evaporator case. Remove nuts securing heater/evaporator case to firewall. Remove 2 screws securing support brackets to cowl top panel. Carefully pull heater/evaporator case away from firewall. Remove heater/evaporator case.
  • To install, reverse removal procedure. Evacuate and charge A/C system. Refill cooling system.
INSTRUMENT PANEL
Removal & Installation
  • Position front wheels in straight-ahead position. Disable air bag system. See AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM article in ACCESSORIES/SAFETY EQUIPMENT section. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove steering column trim shrouds.
  • Disconnect all electrical connections from steering column switches. Remove cover from under steering column. Remove 4 bolts and reinforcement from under steering column. Disconnect parking brake release control motor from parking brake and ignition switch connector.
  • Disengage insulator retainer. Remove insulator. Remove 4 nuts and reinforcement below steering column. Remove 4 nuts securing steering column to instrument panel and lower column to front seat. Disconnect PRNDL cable (A/T models).
  • Ensure ignition switch is locked to prevent steering column from turning. Remove 4 instrument cluster retaining screws. Disconnect speed control cable and vehicle speed sensor (if equipped). Disconnect electrical connectors and remove instrument cluster. At steering column opening, remove one bolt securing instrument panel to brace. Remove one instrument panel brace bolt (below radio area).
  • Remove sound insulator under glove box by removing 2 push nuts securing insulator to studs on climate control case. Remove glove box door and compartment. Remove air cleaner housing, battery and battery tray. Disconnect wires of main wire loom in engine compartment. Disengage rubber grommet from firewall. Feed wiring into passenger compartment through hole in firewall.
  • Remove right and left kick panels. Disconnect wires from instrument panel at right and left kick panel sides. Remove screws on left and right sides of instrument panel.
  • Pull up to unsnap right and left speaker opening covers. Remove speaker covers. Working through steering column and glove box openings, reach under instrument panel and disconnect electrical connectors, vacuum hoses, A/C-heater control panel cables, and radio antenna cable.
  • Support instrument panel. Remove 3 screws attaching top of instrument panel to cowl top. Disconnect remaining wires. Remove instrument panel. To install instrument panel, reverse removal procedure.

Hope this helps...

Jan 17, 2011 | 1995 Ford Taurus

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How do I remove heater core on 1997 dodge stratus


prev.gif next.gif Heater Core REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring Convertible and Breeze
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the radio/HVAC control module bezel. CAUTION
    The vehicles covered by this manual are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses air bags. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, air bag modules, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described earlier in this section.
  3. Remove the right instrument panel side trim.
  4. Remove the two retaining screws at the lower right side support beam.
  5. Remove the instrument panel support bolt at the A-pillar.
  6. Remove the left instrument panel side trim and upper instrument panel bezel.
  7. Remove the lower knee bolster and console screws at the instrument panel.
  8. Remove the gearshift knob and shifter bezel.
  9. Remove the mounting screws at the front and rear of the floor console. Remove the front and rear console halves.
  10. Remove the right side instrument panel support strut.
  11. Drain the cooling system into a suitable container, then disconnect the heater hoses at the cowl panel. Plug the heater core outlets to prevent coolant from spilling during unit housing removal. Fig. 1: Remove the heater core cover 90906g01.gif
    Fig. 2: Remove the heater core 90906g02.gif

  12. Remove the mounting screws and heater core cover.
  13. Remove the heater core from the vehicle. To install:
  14. Carefully position the heater core unit into the heater housing.
  15. Install the heater core cover onto the heater housing and tighten the mounting screws.
  16. Install the right side instrument panel support strut.
  17. Install the front and rear console halves.
  18. Install the shifter bezel and gearshift knob.
  19. Install the lower knee bolster and console screws at the instrument panel.
  20. Install the upper instrument panel bezel and left instrument panel side trim.
  21. Install the instrument panel support bolt at the A-pillar.
  22. Install the two retaining screws at the lower right side support beam.
  23. Install the right instrument panel side trim.
  24. Install the radio/HVAC control module bezel.
  25. Fill the cooling system to the proper level.
  26. Connect the negative battery cable.
Sebring Coupe and Avenger
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. CAUTION
    The vehicles covered by this manual are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses air bags. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, air bag modules, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described earlier in this section.
  2. Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle, as outlined in Section 10 of this manual.
  3. Drain the cooling system into a suitable container, then disconnect the heater hoses from the dashboard panel. Plug the heater core outlets to prevent coolant from spilling during unit housing removal.
  4. Remove the center stay.
  5. Remove the lap cooler duct mounting screw. Remove the center duct.
  6. Remove the left and right rear heater ducts.
  7. Remove the foot distribution duct.
  8. If equipped with A/C, remove the cooling unit mounting nut and bolt.
  9. Remove the retainer clip, then the heater unit.
  10. Remove the heater core. Fig. 3: Exploded view of heater unit and core assembly 90906g03.gif
    To install:
  11. Install the heater core into the heater housing.
  12. Install the heater housing and retainer clip into the vehicle.
  13. If equipped with A/C, install the cooling unit mounting bolt and nut.
  14. Install the foot distribution duct. Install the left and right rear heater ducts.
  15. Install the center duct, then install the lap cooler duct mounting screw.
  16. Install the center stay and connect the heater hoses to the heater core at the dashboard panel.
  17. Install the instrument panel.
  18. Fill the cooling system to the proper level.
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.

Jul 08, 2010 | 1997 Dodge Stratus

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Trying to replace heater core 1994 s10 4 cyl


GM S-Series Pick-ups and SUV's 1994-1999 Repair Guide



Heater Core - REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
1994-97 Vehicles
(see Figure 1)

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Fig. 1: Exploded view of a common heater core and case assembly
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and properly drain the engine cooling system to a level below the heater core.
  2. Disconnect the heater hoses from the core tubes near the cowl.
The instrument panel carrier is designed not only to provide access to parts through removal of the carrier components, but the carrier will also tilt downward as a complete assembly to allow access from the top. If this is desired, remove the retainer screws along the top and bottom of the carrier assembly (refer to the figure). The instrument panel will then tilt as an assembly into the cab. It is necessary to unbolt and lower the steering column from the carrier to allow for maximum movement of the instrument panel.
  1. The instrument panel must be removed or repositioned for access to the heater core case. Unbolt and either tilt the instrument panel forward or disengage the instrument panel components and remove the panel from the vehicle. In most cases, tilting the panel forward should be sufficient for the necessary access.
  2. Unfasten the heater core rear case retaining screws, then remove the rear case for access to the heater core.
  3. Loosen the retainers and remove the heater core retaining straps.
  4. Remove the heater core and seals.
To install:
  1. Install the heater core and seals, taking care not to damage the core tubes when inserting them through the cowl.
  2. Install and secure the core retaining straps.
  3. Install the rear case and secure using the screws.
  4. Reposition and secure the instrument panel and components. Tighten the cowl screws to 17 inch lbs. (1.9 Nm) and the lower instrument panel screws to 66 inch lbs. (7.5 Nm).
  5. Connect the heater hoses to the core tubes.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable, then properly refill the engine cooling system.
  7. Run the engine at normal operating temperature, then check for leaks.

Good luck (remember rated this post).

May 19, 2010 | 1994 Chevrolet S-10

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How to uninstall heater core from 2002 camaro


Drain the engine coolant. Refer to Draining and Filling Cooling System in Engine Cooling.
Remove the heater hoses..
Remove the heater core tube clamp bolt.
Remove the heater core tube clamp.
Remove the heater core shroud seal.
Remove the heater rear case bolts (Remove the heater rear case.
Slide the heater rear case downward in order to disengage the upper case clip.
Remove the heater rear case.
Remove the instrument panel (IP) compartment door. Refer to Door Replacement - Instrument Panel (I/P) Compartment .
Remove the heater core clamp bolt
Remove the heater core clamp.
Remove the heater core

Feb 25, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Camaro

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I will have to change the heater core in a 2000 Intrigue. will this be a difficult task.


Never open, service or drain the radiator or cooling system when hot; serious burns can occur from the steam and hot coolant. Also when draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink ant that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantities. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.


Heater Core
1. Disconnect the battery ground cable
2. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
3. Remove the instrumental panel.
4. If equipped with the 5.4L 4V engine, remove the junction block splash shield.
5. If equipped with the 5.4L 4V engine, remove the bolts and disconnect the cable ends from the starter relay.
6. If equipped with the 5.4L 4V engine, remove the junction block bracket.
7. Disconnect the heater core hose couplings.
8. Remove the retaining screw and remove the A/C plenum demister adapter.
9. Disconnect the vacuum line from the A/C plenum demister adapter.
10. Remove the heater core bracket.
11. Remove the 13 plenum chamber top retaining screws.
12. Remove the plenum chamber top.
13. Remove the blend door assembly from the case.
14. Remove the heater core.
15. The installation is the reverse of the removal.

Oct 29, 2009 | 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue

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How to remove heater core from 2000 Pontiac Montana. Antifreeze leaking on floor.


Wow I hope youre mechanicly inclined, big job the entire dash & carrier have to come out 7-15 hr job if you know what you are doing to much to list hear I would check heater hoses at fire wall first make sure they arnt leaking. I wish you well

Aug 31, 2009 | Pontiac Montana Cars & Trucks

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Replace heater core 1994 chevy g20 conversion van


Here a are the instuctions to remove it. I did not know if you have A/C or not so I included both for you.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Without Air Conditioning
ALL MODELS
See Figure 1
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the coolant recovery bottle.
  3. Place a pan under the van and disconnect the heater intake and outlet hoses. Quickly remove and plug the hoses and support them in an upright position. Drain the coolant from the heater core into the pan.
CAUTION When draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.
  1. Remove the heater distributor duct-to-case attaching screws and the duct-to-engine cover screw. Remove the duct.
  2. Remove the engine cover.
  3. Remove all the instrument panel attaching screws.
  4. Carefully lower the steering column. Raise and support the right side of the instrument panel. Refer to for further details.
  5. Remove the defroster duct-to-case attaching screws and the two screws attaching the distributor to the heater case.
  6. Disconnect the temperature door cable. Carefully fold the cable back and out of the way.
  7. Remove the three nuts from the engine compartment side of the distributor case and the screw from the passenger compartment side.
  8. Remove the heater case and core assembly.
  9. Remove the core retaining straps and remove the core.
To install:
  1. Install the core.
  2. Install the core retaining straps.
  3. Install the heater case and core assembly.
  4. Fasten the three nuts on the engine compartment side of the distributor case and the screw on the passenger compartment side.
  5. Connect the temperature door cable.
  6. Install the defroster duct-to-case attaching screws and the two screws attaching the distributor to the heater case.
  7. Install the steering column.
  8. Fasten all the instrument panel attaching screws.
  9. Install the engine cover.
  10. Install the duct. Install the heater distributor duct-to-case attaching screws and the duct-to-engine cover screw.
  11. Connect the heater intake and outlet hoses.
  12. Fill the cooling system.
  13. Install the coolant recovery bottle.
  14. Connect the negative battery cable.
1990-95 MODELS With A/C

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Remove the engine cover.
  3. Remove the steering column-to-instrument panel bolts. Lower the column carefully.
  4. Remove the upper and lower instrument panel attaching screws. Remove the radio support bracket screw.
  5. Raise and support the right side of the instrument panel.
  6. Remove the lower right instrument panel bracket.
  7. Remove the vacuum actuator from the kick panel.
  8. Disconnect the temperature cable and vacuum hoses at the case. Remove the heater distributor duct from over the engine hump.
  9. Remove the two defroster duct-to-firewall attaching screws below the windshield.
  10. Under the hood, disconnect and plug the heater hoses at the firewall.
  11. Remove the three nuts and one screw (inside) holding the heater case to the firewall.
  12. Remove the case from the van. Remove the gasket for access to the screws holding the case together. Remove the temperature cable support bracket. Remove the screws and separate the case. Remove the heater core.
To install:
  1. Install the heater core.
  2. Assemble the case and fasten the screws.
  3. Install the temperature cable support bracket.
  4. Position the gasket, then install the case in the van.
  5. Fasten the three nuts and one screw (inside) holding the heater case to the firewall.
  6. Connect and plug the heater hoses at the firewall.
  7. Fasten the two defroster duct-to-firewall attaching screws below the windshield.
  8. Install the heater distributor duct.
  9. Connect the temperature cable and vacuum hoses at the case.
  10. Install the vacuum actuator at the kick panel.
  11. Install the lower right instrument panel bracket.
  12. Fasten the radio support bracket screw.
  13. Fasten the upper and lower instrument panel attaching screws.
  14. Fasten the steering column-to-instrument panel bolts.
  15. Install the engine cover.
  16. Connect the battery ground cable.
  17. Refill the cooling system as necessary.

Nov 27, 2008 | 1994 Chevrolet G20

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