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How to remove and repair the heater inside the car

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Sorry to tell you this unless you have plenty of time and money and you can pull the dash apart, as they are a bugger to play with all cars are under the dash and you have to strip out the inside of the car like
steering /dashboard complets assy all wiring etc etc .
So dont play with it BUT if its leaking water into the car or pushing steam up on to the windscreen then you have a leak that CAN be fixed without touching it like a tin or 2 of IRON TIGHT/or go to the Cummings truck agent and get a tube of ALLORMORSEAL. its a radiator repair sealer on trucks and they also work in cars ,tractors etc.
Let me know how you get on .. RON

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