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What is the cost to replace the heater core? Pls help.

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Your best bet is to go to (www.repairpal.com) it will ask for all info & even your zip code so that's it's price for labor rates in your area.

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SOURCE: heater core-97 Pont. grand prix gt 6cy 3.8

the heater core hoses are under the hood on passenger side u can disconnect them from heater core and connect them together with a fitting that will withstand high tempature about 200 degrees ask local hardware store or autoparts store for fitting i think the size is 5/8 and the fitting only has to be 3 inches in length this will bypass heater core when ur done top of fluid and check for leaks with car running and warm

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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: 1995 corvette heater core replacement cost estimate

225.00 bucks including parts labor, you might find a local mechanic will do it for 100.00 buck for labor and you buy the part 49.00 buck. lots of GM mechanic are laid off and economy is slow and you might want to advertise on craig list needing GM mechanic. my best secrets is drive back to the GM garage and ask any mechanic who does the side work and you will be surprise. keep in mind dont ask the shop manager, believed me every dealership has one or more does a side job and good price, no shop rate. hope that help some good luck.

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This kind of repair is also done by some Radiator repair shops too. The heater core is like a small Radiator and can be fixed the same way.

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sorry to say, but the car at best is only worth about $1100. Most likely more like $800. A professional heater core will cost $600 to install. This is a very-very-VERY big job to do yourself...if you never done one. I say, take the $600 you would have to spend, sell the car for $300-$400 needing a core, and buy something else with that money. No offense, just the reality of the situation. Sometimes you need someone to just say it.

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