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Does the bar have to be removed that is attached to the steering colume across the front of the dash when replacing the heater core?

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Yes, the instrument panel reinforcement bar, the one running from the driver side across to the passenger side, will have to be removed.
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Posted on Dec 01, 2014


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I found a link with video instructions on how to remove the dashboard. I think this can guide you. You might have a different car make but the process of removing dashboard will make sense with regard to your question.

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Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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  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.

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Almost all of the passenger front lower dash and the evaporator box needs to be disassembled to gain acces to the heater core.Yes this is a very labor intensive job.It will take about six hours labor to accomplish this.

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SOURCE: heater core removal. under the dash or remove???

Hi there,

Firstly, you don't have to remove the dash on them. There is a screw in the center of the lower cover that is sort of hidden in a hole there. Here are a few steps to help:

  • Disconnect the negative battery cable and drain the cooling system.
  • Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core inlet and outlet connections in the engine compartment.
  • Allowing residual coolant from the heater core to drain. Cap the openings.
  • Working inside the vehicle, remove the lower instrument panel sound insulator.
  • Remove the heater floor outlet duct screws or clips and remove the duct.
  • Remove the heater core cover by removing the attaching screws and clips.
  • Remove the heater core cover.
  • Remove the heater core retainers and remove the heater core.
  • Position the heater core in the housing and install the retaining straps.
  • Position the heater core cover on the housing and install the attaching screws and clips.
  • Install the floor outlet duct and attaching screws or clips.
  • Install the lower instrument panel sound insulator.
  • Working in the engine compartment, connect the heater core inlet and outlet hoses.
  • Fill the cooling system.
  • Start the engine and check for coolant leaks. Allow the engine to warm up sufficiently to confirm the proper operation of the heater.
  • Recheck for leaks. Check the cooling system level.
Good luck!

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SOURCE: How do i remove dash to get to heater core on a 07 grand prix gt?

Hey Monica, I did look it up you can find it in full detail at autozone library (its all free) no spam ever , just log in and list your vehicle go to repair guide and then to heating and a/c , I hope this helped you , if it did please let me know by checking box below (helpful ) thanks.

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