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Make damn sure you blow out/drain
the heater core after you bypass it..
The coolant (antifreeze) is highly toxic
and needs to be cleaned up and the
carpet dried out..if you don't do this,
you can subject your passangers
to the toxins, especially on a hot day..
Use a shop vac to get rid of any moisture
especially on the front carpets..
Posted on Apr 22, 2017
You can remove the upper and lower heater hoses from the heater core, put a piece of pipe or copper pipe into the end of each nose and clamp the hoses onto the pipe. Check for leaks and refill the radiator. Just know there will be no heat to the car.
Posted on Apr 22, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would disconect heater core hoses at fire wall and put in a piece of metal pipe of the same diameter clamp it well and it should get you where you want to go for now.This is just temporary!
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
yes u can bypass the **** core. all you need to do is, take the two hoses going to the heater core, and take em off the heater core, take one hose comply off, and hook the other remaining hose were the other hose was hooked up at.. this will bypass your heater core, but keep in mind you will not have hot air in the cabin of the car..keith...
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
Without knowing your car specifically I can suggest the generic way to do it. Locate the two heater hoses going into the firewall, probably on the passenger side. They're the ones that get hot and are about an inch + in diameter. Disconnect. Measure the inside diameter of the hose and purchase a short piece of galvanized or copper pipe (6 inches) at Home Depot. Connect both ends of the hoses to the pipe to form a loop. Secure the hoses so they don't land some place that would cause a problem.
I had this problem on an 85 Tbird. I had heard about a product called Bars Leak and tried it. It worked. No leaks and I kept my heater. You should be able to find it at any parts place at less than $10. Ground black pepper also has worked for me.
Posted on May 09, 2009
there are alot of hidden screws holding the dash in. there are some up across the top of the dash by the windshield and defrost vents. also when you open the doors there are some in there. it is quit a difficult job I really dont recomend doing it yourself but if your not afraid to try and feel confident enough to tackle it good luck. it would be best to have an experienced mechanic do the job but it will cost over three hundred for labor. if you do it yourself go to a parts store that sells haynes repair manuals they cost about twelve dollars and are pretty helpfull.
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
Testimonial: "Thanks for the advice, I will find a manual and if gives some form of help I will do it myself. If not I will pay for it to be done. Thanks."
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