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To replace 98 dodge avenger heater core, does the entire dash have to be removed?

Trying to determine procedure for heater core replacement or helpful tips. Is flushing system a viable option or waste of time and money?

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Yes the dash has to be removed.... But I wouldn't give up up on a flush. I use muriatic acid 1 part to four parts water.let it set five minutes. blow it out. Do it again, the blow it out the other way. I do it 3 or 4 times. Watch what comes out. Takes about an hour and $6 for acid. Removing the dash is an6 hour job. If you know what you're doing....A week if you are doing it the first time and it is cold outside... Count on it.

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SOURCE: 1999 dodge durango heater core

It's a big job. Drain the coolant down, recover the freon in the ac system and disconnect the lines and heater hoses. Lower the steering column, remove the instrument panel assembly, remove the heater housing. Split the case halves on the housing and there you are. Usually around 500 to 700 dollars at a dealership.

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SOURCE: can I replace a heater core in a 2000 dodge dakota

no not on this one. The dash will need to be remover or pulled back about a foot. Then you will need to disconnect the heater and a/c hoses going into the firewall. Remove the box and split in half. one side will hold your heater core and the other is the evaporator.

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f74-01.gif The heater housing is disassembled to get to the heater core. Heater Core
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