97 dodge dakota. Tried to replace the heater core, pulled and unplugged dash panel. Everything is plugged back in. Now all but the headlights work and the engine only runs for about two seconds then shuts off. Any suggestions?
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Bad design on the 1995 Dodge Dakota. The dash has to be removed to replace the blower motor. May want to replace the heater core while the dash is out to keep from having to remove it later for a leaking heater core.
i just pulled my heater core from my 97 dakota. first pull the negitive cble from the battery next start with pulling all the plastic from the dash and kick pannels. Next yu need ti pull the bolts from the dash and under the dash. third drop the stering wheel and let it set in the seat. Forth you need to pull your heater hose lines loose from the heater core and your evaporater from the cooler. next you need to pull the passenger side of the dash out about one and a half feet to get the heater box out and to put it back together go in rev the way you took it out.
I have very little heat in my '97 Dakota, but I did last year too. I haven't backwashed my heater core this year, which worked great last year and got me through the entire winter season. If you haven't done that to see if it will help, I would defenitely do it. It takes like 15 minutes total time to do it. This is far easier than pulling the dash out and replacing the heater core. Hope that would help, if not sorry. Changing the heater core is one problem I don't even want to ask my mechanic to tackle and he is a very great friend of mine.
no not on this one. The dash will need to be remover or pulled back about a foot. Then you will need to disconnect the heater and a/c hoses going into the firewall. Remove the box and split in half. one side will hold your heater core and the other is the evaporator.