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How do i remove the heater core and put a new one in. Is there a short cut then removing the the dash.

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If you don't receive an answer in short order, I recommend you invest in a service manual for your vehicle. We have one that belongs to each of ours and they will often earn their cost after the first use.
I prefer Haynes over Chilton (they belong to the same publisher) and you can get one here:
Ford Taurus Manual
or, after copying the publication's number you can shop them elsewhere.

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Jack up the car and drain the Impala's cooling system. Loosen the water pump's drain bolt and let the coolant drain into a pan. Close the drain bolt and lower the car afterward.
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Remove the heater outlet and inlet hose from the heater core (reposition the hose clamps to do so). Take off the right console extension panel, body control module and left side extension panel on the front floor console
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INSTALLING THE NEW CORE---

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Install the new core into the HVAC module, attaching a new seal onto the drain tube. Attach the core cover from the right side, sliding it up and forward into position.
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Align the drain tube with the front dash hole and the core cover holes with the HVAC locating pins. Install the core cover screws, cutting and folding back the sound insulator near the center screw to ease that screw's installation.
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Reinstall the dash panel stud at the heater hoses, tightening the nut behind the fuel line bracket. Align the center floor duct with the HVAC and push it up while rotating rearward to install it. Put the floor ducts and outlet duct back into the Chevy Impala.
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