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1998 ford taurus instrument lights - it appears that the whole dash front needs to come off in order to access the 4th screw above the heater/radio panel. Do you need a special tool to remove the radio panel or can it be faked?

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You can used a cut coat hanger bent into 2 u shaped
tools stick them into the 4 holes and squeeze them together and pull out on the radio should come out

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Check this procedure for 1993 Ford Taurus 3.0L FI 6cyl REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
(see Figures 1 and 2)

Be sure to consult the laws in your area before beginning any procedure which requires servicing the air conditioning system. In some states, it is illegal to perform repairs involving refrigerant unless the work is done by a certified technician.

CAUTION When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
When removing the instrument panel, it may be beneficial to have a friend or assistant help you.


Without Air Conditioning
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the instrument panel on 1986-89 vehicles as follows:
    1. Remove the four screws retaining the steering column opening cover, then remove the cover.
    2. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts securing the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    3. Remove the steering column trim shrouds, then tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    4. Remove the four screws at the steering column bracket to remove the steering column.
    5. Remove the screws retaining the lower left and radio finish panels, then remove the panels by snapping them out.
    6. Remove the cluster opening finish panel retaining screws. On Taurus remove the jam nut behind the headlight switch and the screw behind the clock or clock cover. Remove the finish panel by rocking the upper edge toward the driver.
    7. Disconnect the speedometer cable by reaching up under the instrument panel and pressing on the flat surface of the plastic connector. The panel can be removed with the cluster installed.
    8. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    9. Using the steering column, cluster and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables and the radio antenna cable.
    10. Tag and disengage all underhood electrical connectors of the main wire loom. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel and push the wire and connectors into the instrument panel area.
    11. Remove the right and left speaker opening covers by snapping them out.
    12. Remove the two lower instrument panel-to-cowl side retaining screws from the right and left side. Remove the instrument panel brace retaining screw from under the radio area. On Sable, remove the defroster grille by snapping it out.
    13. Remove the three instrument panel upper retaining screws, then remove the instrument panel.
  1. Remove the instrument panel on 1990-95 vehicles as follows:
    1. Position the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
    2. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
    3. Remove the ignition lock cylinder and, if equipped, remove the tilt lever.
    4. Remove the steering column trim shrouds. Tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    5. Remove the four bolts and opening cover, and the two bolts and reinforcement from under the steering column.
    6. Disengage the insulator retainer and remove the insulator. Remove the four nuts and reinforcement from under the steering column.
Do not rotate the steering column shaft.
    1. Remove the four nuts retaining the steering column to the instrument panel, disconnect the shift indicator cable and lower the column on the front seat. Install the lock cylinder to make sure the steering column shaft does not turn.
    2. Remove bolt at the steering column opening attaching the instrument panel to the brace. Remove instrument panel brace retaining bolt from under the radio area.
    3. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts that secure the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    4. Disconnect the wires of the main wire loom in the engine compartment. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel, then feed the wiring through the hole in the dash panel into the passenger compartment.
    5. Remove the right and left cowl side trim panels. Disconnect the wires from the instrument panel at the right and left cowl sides.
    6. Remove screw each from the left and right side retaining the instrument panel. Pull up to unsnap the right and left speaker opening covers and remove.
    7. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    8. Using the steering column and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables, speedometer cable and radio antenna cable.
    9. Close the glove compartment door, support the panel and remove the three screws attaching the top of the instrument panel to the cowl top and disconnect any remaining wires. Remove the panel from the vehicle.
  1. Drain the coolant from the radiator.
  2. Disconnect and plug the heater hoses at the heater core. Plug the heater core tubes.
  3. Disconnect the vacuum supply hose from the inline vacuum check valve in the engine compartment. Remove the screw holding the instrument panel shake brace to the heater case and remove the shake brace.
  4. Remove the floor register and rear floor ducts from the bottom of the heater case. Remove the three nuts attaching the heater case to the dash panel in the engine compartment.
  5. Remove the two screws attaching the brackets to the cowl top panel. Pull the heater case assembly away from the dash panel and remove from the vehicle.
  6. Remove the vacuum source line from the heater core tube seal and remove the seal from the heater core tubes.
  7. Remove the four heater core access cover attaching screws and remove the access cover from the heater case. Lift the heater core and seals from the heater case.
To install:
  1. Transfer the three foam core seals to the new heater core. Install the heater core and seals into the heater case.
  2. Position the heater case access cover on the case, then install the four retaining screws.
  3. Install the seal on the heater core tubes, then install the vacuum source line through the seal.
  4. Position the heater case assembly to the dash panel and cowl top panel at the air inlet opening. Install the two screws to attach the support brackets to the cowl top panel.
  5. Install the three nuts in the engine compartment to attach the heater case to the dash panel. Install the floor register and rear floor ducts on the bottom of the heater case.
  6. Install the instrument panel shake brace and screw to the heater case.
  7. Install the instrument panel by reversing the removal procedure.
  8. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core. Connect the black vacuum supply hose to the vacuum check valve in the engine compartment.
  9. Fill the radiator and bleed the cooling system.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable and check the system for proper operation.

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Heater Core REMOVAL & INSTALLATION NOTE: Be sure to consult the laws in your area before beginning any procedure which requires servicing the air conditioning system. In some states, it is illegal to perform repairs involving refrigerant unless the work is done by a certified technician. CAUTION
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old. NOTE: When removing the instrument panel, it may be beneficial to have a friend or assistant help you. Without Air Conditioning
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the instrument panel on 1986-89 vehicles as follows:
    1. Remove the four screws retaining the steering column opening cover, then remove the cover.
    2. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts securing the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    3. Remove the steering column trim shrouds, then tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    4. Remove the four screws at the steering column bracket to remove the steering column.
    5. Remove the screws retaining the lower left and radio finish panels, then remove the panels by snapping them out.
    6. Remove the cluster opening finish panel retaining screws. On Taurus remove the jam nut behind the headlight switch and the screw behind the clock or clock cover. Remove the finish panel by rocking the upper edge toward the driver.
    7. Disconnect the speedometer cable by reaching up under the instrument panel and pressing on the flat surface of the plastic connector. The panel can be removed with the cluster installed.
    8. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    9. Using the steering column, cluster and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables and the radio antenna cable.
    10. Tag and disengage all underhood electrical connectors of the main wire loom. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel and push the wire and connectors into the instrument panel area.
    11. Remove the right and left speaker opening covers by snapping them out.
    12. Remove the two lower instrument panel-to-cowl side retaining screws from the right and left side. Remove the instrument panel brace retaining screw from under the radio area. On Sable, remove the defroster grille by snapping it out.
    13. Remove the three instrument panel upper retaining screws, then remove the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the instrument panel on 1990-95 vehicles as follows:
    1. Position the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
    2. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
    3. Remove the ignition lock cylinder and, if equipped, remove the tilt lever.
    4. Remove the steering column trim shrouds. Tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    5. Remove the four bolts and opening cover, and the two bolts and reinforcement from under the steering column.
    6. Disengage the insulator retainer and remove the insulator. Remove the four nuts and reinforcement from under the steering column. NOTE: Do not rotate the steering column shaft.
    7. Remove the four nuts retaining the steering column to the instrument panel, disconnect the shift indicator cable and lower the column on the front seat. Install the lock cylinder to make sure the steering column shaft does not turn.
    8. Remove bolt at the steering column opening attaching the instrument panel to the brace. Remove instrument panel brace retaining bolt from under the radio area.
    9. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts that secure the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    10. Disconnect the wires of the main wire loom in the engine compartment. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel, then feed the wiring through the hole in the dash panel into the passenger compartment.
    11. Remove the right and left cowl side trim panels. Disconnect the wires from the instrument panel at the right and left cowl sides.
    12. Remove screw each from the left and right side retaining the instrument panel. Pull up to unsnap the right and left speaker opening covers and remove.
    13. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    14. Using the steering column and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables, speedometer cable and radio antenna cable.
    15. Close the glove compartment door, support the panel and remove the three screws attaching the top of the instrument panel to the cowl top and disconnect any remaining wires. Remove the panel from the vehicle.
  4. Drain the coolant from the radiator.
  5. Disconnect and plug the heater hoses at the heater core. Plug the heater core tubes.
  6. Disconnect the vacuum supply hose from the inline vacuum check valve in the engine compartment. Remove the screw holding the instrument panel shake brace to the heater case and remove the shake brace.
  7. Remove the floor register and rear floor ducts from the bottom of the heater case. Remove the three nuts attaching the heater case to the dash panel in the engine compartment.
  8. Remove the two screws attaching the brackets to the cowl top panel. Pull the heater case assembly away from the dash panel and remove from the vehicle.
  9. Remove the vacuum source line from the heater core tube seal and remove the seal from the heater core tubes.
  10. Remove the four heater core access cover attaching screws and remove the access cover from the heater case. Lift the heater core and seals from the heater case. To install:
  11. Transfer the three foam core seals to the new heater core. Install the heater core and seals into the heater case.
  12. Position the heater case access cover on the case, then install the four retaining screws.
  13. Install the seal on the heater core tubes, then install the vacuum source line through the seal.
  14. Position the heater case assembly to the dash panel and cowl top panel at the air inlet opening. Install the two screws to attach the support brackets to the cowl top panel.
  15. Install the three nuts in the engine compartment to attach the heater case to the dash panel. Install the floor register and rear floor ducts on the bottom of the heater case.
  16. Install the instrument panel shake brace and screw to the heater case.
  17. Install the instrument panel by reversing the removal procedure.
  18. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core. Connect the black vacuum supply hose to the vacuum check valve in the engine compartment.
  19. Fill the radiator and bleed the cooling system.
  20. Connect the negative battery cable and check the system for proper operation. Fig. 1: Location of the vacuum source line 86876016.gif
    Fig. 2: Heater core cover location 86876017.gif
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Hi there,

Remove heater/evaporator case. Remove vacuum source line from heater core tube seal. Remove seal from heater core tubes.
Remove heater core access cover screws. Remove access cover and seal from heater/evaporator case. Lift heater core and case seals out of heater/evaporator case.
Installation
If installing new heater core, transfer case seals to new core. Install heater core and seals into heater/evaporator case. Install heater core access cover on case. Install seal on heater core tubes. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Evacuate and charge A/C system. Refill cooling system.

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Removal
  • Disconnect negative battery cable. Drain coolant from radiator. Gently pull instrument panel away from right side of dash panel.
  • Discharge A/C system using approved refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment. Disconnect heater hoses from heater core. Plug heater core tubes or drain coolant by blowing coolant from heater core using low pressure compressed air. Disconnect vacuum supply hose from inside engine compartment.
  • Disconnect A/C lines from evaporator core. Plug A/C lines and evaporator core tubes. Remove instrument panel assembly brace to evaporator case bracket screw. Remove assembly brace.
  • Remove floor register and rear floor duct from bottom of heater/evaporator case. Remove nuts securing heater/evaporator case to firewall. Remove 2 screws securing support brackets to cowl top panel. Carefully pull heater/evaporator case away from firewall. Remove heater/evaporator case.
  • To install, reverse removal procedure. Evacuate and charge A/C system. Refill cooling system.
INSTRUMENT PANEL
Removal & Installation
  • Position front wheels in straight-ahead position. Disable air bag system. See AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM article in ACCESSORIES/SAFETY EQUIPMENT section. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove steering column trim shrouds.
  • Disconnect all electrical connections from steering column switches. Remove cover from under steering column. Remove 4 bolts and reinforcement from under steering column. Disconnect parking brake release control motor from parking brake and ignition switch connector.
  • Disengage insulator retainer. Remove insulator. Remove 4 nuts and reinforcement below steering column. Remove 4 nuts securing steering column to instrument panel and lower column to front seat. Disconnect PRNDL cable (A/T models).
  • Ensure ignition switch is locked to prevent steering column from turning. Remove 4 instrument cluster retaining screws. Disconnect speed control cable and vehicle speed sensor (if equipped). Disconnect electrical connectors and remove instrument cluster. At steering column opening, remove one bolt securing instrument panel to brace. Remove one instrument panel brace bolt (below radio area).
  • Remove sound insulator under glove box by removing 2 push nuts securing insulator to studs on climate control case. Remove glove box door and compartment. Remove air cleaner housing, battery and battery tray. Disconnect wires of main wire loom in engine compartment. Disengage rubber grommet from firewall. Feed wiring into passenger compartment through hole in firewall.
  • Remove right and left kick panels. Disconnect wires from instrument panel at right and left kick panel sides. Remove screws on left and right sides of instrument panel.
  • Pull up to unsnap right and left speaker opening covers. Remove speaker covers. Working through steering column and glove box openings, reach under instrument panel and disconnect electrical connectors, vacuum hoses, A/C-heater control panel cables, and radio antenna cable.
  • Support instrument panel. Remove 3 screws attaching top of instrument panel to cowl top. Disconnect remaining wires. Remove instrument panel. To install instrument panel, reverse removal procedure.

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Heater Core REMOVAL & INSTALLATION NOTE: Be sure to consult the laws in your area before beginning any procedure which requires servicing the air conditioning system. In some states, it is illegal to perform repairs involving refrigerant unless the work is done by a certified technician. CAUTION
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old. NOTE: When removing the instrument panel, it may be beneficial to have a friend or assistant help you. Without Air Conditioning
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the instrument panel on 1986-89 vehicles as follows:
    1. Remove the four screws retaining the steering column opening cover, then remove the cover.
    2. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts securing the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    3. Remove the steering column trim shrouds, then tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    4. Remove the four screws at the steering column bracket to remove the steering column.
    5. Remove the screws retaining the lower left and radio finish panels, then remove the panels by snapping them out.
    6. Remove the cluster opening finish panel retaining screws. On Taurus remove the jam nut behind the headlight switch and the screw behind the clock or clock cover. Remove the finish panel by rocking the upper edge toward the driver.
    7. Disconnect the speedometer cable by reaching up under the instrument panel and pressing on the flat surface of the plastic connector. The panel can be removed with the cluster installed.
    8. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    9. Using the steering column, cluster and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables and the radio antenna cable.
    10. Tag and disengage all underhood electrical connectors of the main wire loom. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel and push the wire and connectors into the instrument panel area.
    11. Remove the right and left speaker opening covers by snapping them out.
    12. Remove the two lower instrument panel-to-cowl side retaining screws from the right and left side. Remove the instrument panel brace retaining screw from under the radio area. On Sable, remove the defroster grille by snapping it out.
    13. Remove the three instrument panel upper retaining screws, then remove the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the instrument panel on 1990-95 vehicles as follows:
    1. Position the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
    2. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
    3. Remove the ignition lock cylinder and, if equipped, remove the tilt lever.
    4. Remove the steering column trim shrouds. Tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    5. Remove the four bolts and opening cover, and the two bolts and reinforcement from under the steering column.
    6. Disengage the insulator retainer and remove the insulator. Remove the four nuts and reinforcement from under the steering column. NOTE: Do not rotate the steering column shaft.
    7. Remove the four nuts retaining the steering column to the instrument panel, disconnect the shift indicator cable and lower the column on the front seat. Install the lock cylinder to make sure the steering column shaft does not turn.
    8. Remove bolt at the steering column opening attaching the instrument panel to the brace. Remove instrument panel brace retaining bolt from under the radio area.
    9. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts that secure the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    10. Disconnect the wires of the main wire loom in the engine compartment. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel, then feed the wiring through the hole in the dash panel into the passenger compartment.
    11. Remove the right and left cowl side trim panels. Disconnect the wires from the instrument panel at the right and left cowl sides.
    12. Remove screw each from the left and right side retaining the instrument panel. Pull up to unsnap the right and left speaker opening covers and remove.
    13. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    14. Using the steering column and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables, speedometer cable and radio antenna cable.
    15. Close the glove compartment door, support the panel and remove the three screws attaching the top of the instrument panel to the cowl top and disconnect any remaining wires. Remove the panel from the vehicle.
  4. Drain the coolant from the radiator.
  5. Disconnect and plug the heater hoses at the heater core. Plug the heater core tubes.
  6. Disconnect the vacuum supply hose from the inline vacuum check valve in the engine compartment. Remove the screw holding the instrument panel shake brace to the heater case and remove the shake brace.
  7. Remove the floor register and rear floor ducts from the bottom of the heater case. Remove the three nuts attaching the heater case to the dash panel in the engine compartment.
  8. Remove the two screws attaching the brackets to the cowl top panel. Pull the heater case assembly away from the dash panel and remove from the vehicle.
  9. Remove the vacuum source line from the heater core tube seal and remove the seal from the heater core tubes.
  10. Remove the four heater core access cover attaching screws and remove the access cover from the heater case. Lift the heater core and seals from the heater case. To install:
  11. Transfer the three foam core seals to the new heater core. Install the heater core and seals into the heater case.
  12. Position the heater case access cover on the case, then install the four retaining screws.
  13. Install the seal on the heater core tubes, then install the vacuum source line through the seal.
  14. Position the heater case assembly to the dash panel and cowl top panel at the air inlet opening. Install the two screws to attach the support brackets to the cowl top panel.
  15. Install the three nuts in the engine compartment to attach the heater case to the dash panel. Install the floor register and rear floor ducts on the bottom of the heater case.
  16. Install the instrument panel shake brace and screw to the heater case.
  17. Install the instrument panel by reversing the removal procedure.
  18. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core. Connect the black vacuum supply hose to the vacuum check valve in the engine compartment.
  19. Fill the radiator and bleed the cooling system.
  20. Connect the negative battery cable and check the system for proper operation. Fig. 1: Location of the vacuum source line 86876016.gif
    Fig. 2: Heater core cover location 86876017.gif

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Step by step:

1. remove the piece that goes directly on top of the steering column.. this is held by clips, no screws

2. remove the one screw that holds the dash piece that goes BELOW the steering column.. this can now drop down by pulling it - the rest is clips.

3. remove the 3 screws that are visible that hold the dash piece that goes ABOVE the instrument panel. that piece is NOT ready to be pulled off yet!!

4. begin to carefully pull that dash piece that goes ABOVE the instrument panel out until you can access a spot where the headlight switch is coming out with the panel - there will be a plastic piece that you need to push in that acts like a clip - then the headlight switch can be removed and you will see the final screw that holds the panel in place - remove that screw.

5. once you have removed the above, you can access the 4 screws that hold the instrument panel in place - remove them.

6. carefully pull the instrument panel out. if you want to completely remove the instrument panel for easier access to the lights, you will need to first remove the transmission indicator ( P N D 2 1).. this can be achieved by looking along each side of it for the clips, pushing them in and sliding the piece down off the instrument panel.

7. pull the instrument panel outwards until you can access the wire harnesses.. push the clip in and pull them out (there are 3 harnesses for the instrument panel).

8. the instrument panel can now be completely removed and you will need to flip it over to see the back of the panel. the small white plastic pieces are all labeled on the pc board - ford even throws in some extra free bulbs if you dont have 4x4 (they install the bulbs the indicate your 4x4 status even if it will leave the factory without 4x4!).. the larger black ones are for the backlighting for the gauges - these must all be turned counter-clockwise to remove and clockwise to put back in.. they can be tough to get out and pliers can aid in turning them to remove.

9. follow the instructions in reverse to reassemble.

Best regards

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When I turn my lights on, the two turn signals stay on and none of the dash lights come on. The turn signals flash when you flip the lever left to right so i know the problem is not in the blinkers or...


sounds like an open to the lights in the instrument panel, if the lights work in the radio, ac panel, etc.

Or, all the bulbs burnt out at once (unlikely).

Maybe the harness to the instrument panel is loose, but only is accessible after removing the dash board.

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1998 ford taurus.location of heater core, how to remove and install?


If you need to ask you really don't want to tackle this one. Dash removal is necessary to access.

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You have to remove the instrument cluster in order to replace the bulbs. This will include removing the knee panel under the steering wheel, the black trim piece in front of the instrument cluster, and possibly the trim and vents surrounding the radio, depending where the screws are located.

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It's not a quick fix, so you may want a dealer to service it. I suggest replacing your bulbs with LED's for longer life.

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1993 taurus heater core replacement guide


This is a big job which involves discharging and removing parts of the A/C system as well as removing parts of the dash. I had the core done on a 94 Sable years ago and it was a very labor intensive and expensive job. Here are some instructions I found for a 94 Taurus which should be the same thing or similiar, but I don't guarantee that. Please note that these instructions were not tested by me and may contain errors or be incomplete in some way. For example "remove instrument panel" sounds simple but in reality is a process in itself requiring the removal of many screws. Naturally you would have to recharge the A/C and refill the coolant when done.
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Removal

1. Remove instrument panel and lay it on front seat.
2. Remove A/C evaporator housing as outlined.
3. Remove vacuum source line from heater dash panel seal (18529).
4. Remove heater dash panel seal from heater core tubes (refer to Heater Case Assembly).
5. Remove four heater core access cover retaining screws and remove heater core cover (18B300) from A/C evaporator housing.
6. Lift heater core and seals from A/C evaporator housing.
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Installation

1. Transfer three foam core seals to new heater core.
2. Install heater core and seals into A/C evaporator housing.
3. Position heater core cover on A/C evaporator housing. Install four retaining screws.
4. Install heater dash panel seal on heater core tubes.
5. Install vacuum source line through heater dash panel seal.
6. Install A/C evaporator housing into vehicle as outlined.
7. Reinstall dashboard components.

Best of Luck!

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