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How to change a hearter core in a 2002 hyundia elantra?

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

  • Gene Peer Oct 21, 2013

    Heater core - 2003 Elantra - STOP!! Don't try to replace this core without reading my experience. I started by studying my Haynes repair manual. It included a warning I don't recall seeing in Haynes before: it's a big job -- consider getting professional help. After getting a $1000 quote from my mechanic, I decided to do it myself. Haynes did all of their work and instructions for a 2000 model -- I assumed the 2003 would be similar since there were no alternate instructions. Problem #1: plastic parts in the dash are extremely brittle from age. Many parts were already cracked and a number of attachment points and clips broke off during my disassembly. Once I got the dash out (an extraordinarily difficult process) I was ready to have the car towed to the junk yard when I saw what I was up against: the heater assembly is wedged behind a 2" diameter steel tube that extends from one side of the car to the other and has multiple components -- including the steering column supports, etc. welded to it. I was trying to figure out how I was going to tell my daughter (the owner of the car) that I had failed totally, when it suddenly hit me -- there is an easier way. Here's the good news. Read all the way to the end -- there's a punch line that's even better. Instead of removing the core intact, I cut off the inlet and outlet pipes a couple of inches above the point where they turn upward from the core. (I used a Dremel) They must be cut short enough to pull the core out past the blower assembly. Cut a few more inches off of the remaining pipes still in the car. (yes, you know where this is leading!) Cut the pipes off of your brand new core (yes, that's kind of scary) in the same place you cut the old core -- or perhaps a little higher. Buy some heater hose (5/8" inside diam.) and cut it long enough to span the gap plus a couple of inches. Buy four hose clamps -- the ones that screw tight -- I started with the smallest ones that fit, but they leaked, so I replaced them with the next size up. ("Ideal" brand #5212v from Pep Boys) Well, you can figure out the rest. It worked great. The plastic retainer over the pipes will no longer fit. I broke mine in half (deliberately) and replaced the remaining screw with a much longer one. It holds everything in place very nicely. Now for the surprise ending: All of this could have been done by removing only the glove box and the heater core cover trim. No kidding. In fact, after I discovered it was leaking, I practically re-did the entire repair with only the glove box removed. Enjoy!! Reply With Quote

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Chilton manual and about 3 hours time..good luck

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I found a link with video instructions on how to remove the dashboard. I think this can guide you. You might have a different car make but the process of removing dashboard will make sense with regard to your question.

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Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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This is a really easy job, disconnect the heater hoses at the firewall, go inside the truck on the passenger side there is a plastic panel/cover over the core, 6 bolts/screws I think, remove the cover pull the core, tops 1 hour, as job at work I did them in 20 minutes.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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SOURCE: removing/replacing a 2000 kia sportage 4x4 4 dr heater core

The heater is located under the dash board to the right and down from the radio. To remove and replace it you will have to remove the dash board down to the fire wall. Also, you will have to disconnect two hoses that connect up to it from the engine compartment. These are located in the back of the engine and down on the firewall about midway. Once you remove the dash board and locate the heater core you will be able to see the location of these two hoses. Removing the heater core is time consuming but it will save you about 700 dollars.

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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SOURCE: replace heater core 1994 chevy g20 conversion van

Here a are the instuctions to remove it. I did not know if you have A/C or not so I included both for you.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Without Air Conditioning
ALL MODELS
See Figure 1

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the coolant recovery bottle.
  3. Place a pan under the van and disconnect the heater intake and outlet hoses. Quickly remove and plug the hoses and support them in an upright position. Drain the coolant from the heater core into the pan.
CAUTION When draining engine coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted to ethylene glycol antifreeze and could drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or is several years old.
  1. Remove the heater distributor duct-to-case attaching screws and the duct-to-engine cover screw. Remove the duct.
  2. Remove the engine cover.
  3. Remove all the instrument panel attaching screws.
  4. Carefully lower the steering column. Raise and support the right side of the instrument panel. Refer to for further details.
  5. Remove the defroster duct-to-case attaching screws and the two screws attaching the distributor to the heater case.
  6. Disconnect the temperature door cable. Carefully fold the cable back and out of the way.
  7. Remove the three nuts from the engine compartment side of the distributor case and the screw from the passenger compartment side.
  8. Remove the heater case and core assembly.
  9. Remove the core retaining straps and remove the core.
To install:
  1. Install the core.
  2. Install the core retaining straps.
  3. Install the heater case and core assembly.
  4. Fasten the three nuts on the engine compartment side of the distributor case and the screw on the passenger compartment side.
  5. Connect the temperature door cable.
  6. Install the defroster duct-to-case attaching screws and the two screws attaching the distributor to the heater case.
  7. Install the steering column.
  8. Fasten all the instrument panel attaching screws.
  9. Install the engine cover.
  10. Install the duct. Install the heater distributor duct-to-case attaching screws and the duct-to-engine cover screw.
  11. Connect the heater intake and outlet hoses.
  12. Fill the cooling system.
  13. Install the coolant recovery bottle.
  14. Connect the negative battery cable.
1990-95 MODELS With A/C

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Remove the engine cover.
  3. Remove the steering column-to-instrument panel bolts. Lower the column carefully.
  4. Remove the upper and lower instrument panel attaching screws. Remove the radio support bracket screw.
  5. Raise and support the right side of the instrument panel.
  6. Remove the lower right instrument panel bracket.
  7. Remove the vacuum actuator from the kick panel.
  8. Disconnect the temperature cable and vacuum hoses at the case. Remove the heater distributor duct from over the engine hump.
  9. Remove the two defroster duct-to-firewall attaching screws below the windshield.
  10. Under the hood, disconnect and plug the heater hoses at the firewall.
  11. Remove the three nuts and one screw (inside) holding the heater case to the firewall.
  12. Remove the case from the van. Remove the gasket for access to the screws holding the case together. Remove the temperature cable support bracket. Remove the screws and separate the case. Remove the heater core.
To install:
  1. Install the heater core.
  2. Assemble the case and fasten the screws.
  3. Install the temperature cable support bracket.
  4. Position the gasket, then install the case in the van.
  5. Fasten the three nuts and one screw (inside) holding the heater case to the firewall.
  6. Connect and plug the heater hoses at the firewall.
  7. Fasten the two defroster duct-to-firewall attaching screws below the windshield.
  8. Install the heater distributor duct.
  9. Connect the temperature cable and vacuum hoses at the case.
  10. Install the vacuum actuator at the kick panel.
  11. Install the lower right instrument panel bracket.
  12. Fasten the radio support bracket screw.
  13. Fasten the upper and lower instrument panel attaching screws.
  14. Fasten the steering column-to-instrument panel bolts.
  15. Install the engine cover.
  16. Connect the battery ground cable.
  17. Refill the cooling system as necessary.

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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SOURCE: How do I remove the heater core in a 1965

Here ya go! Fairly simple task!

Removal and Installation

  1. Drain the radiator, remove the radiator expansion-tank retaining straps, and move it from the work area.
  2. Remove the battery.
  3. Remove the water hoses from the heater assembly.
  4. Remove the seven stud nuts attaching the blower and an inlet assembly to the firewall. Remove the assembly.
  5. Remove the glove compartment and panels on both sides of the console.
  6. As a precaution, place a plastic sheet or other waterproof covering over the passenger-side carpet.
  7. Remove the two control cables from the instrument panel.
  8. Disconnect the wire leads from the lower switch and the resistor.
  9. Carefully remove the heater assembly from under the dashboard.
  10. Remove the four core cover retaining screws.
  11. Loosen the four screws holding the core retaining yokes and the core to the retainer cover.
  12. Remove the rear cover and core.
  13. To install, reverse this procedure.

Posted on May 28, 2010

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f74-01.gif The heater housing is disassembled to get to the heater core. Heater Core
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f74-01.gif The heater housing is disassembled to get to the heater core. Heater Core
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  • Procedures for replacing the heater core vary with the year, make, and model of car. It threfore necessary to consult the manufacturer's repair manuals for the proper procedure for replacement.
f74-01.gif The heater housing is disassembled to get to the heater core. Heater Core
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  • Procedures for replacing the heater core vary with the year, make, and model of car. It threfore necessary to consult the manufacturer's repair manuals for the proper procedure for replacement.
f74-01.gif The heater housing is disassembled to get to the heater core. Heater Core
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f74-01.gif The heater housing is disassembled to get to the heater core. Heater Core
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f74-01.gif The heater housing is disassembled to get to the heater core. Heater Core
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When a heater core leaks, a new heater core is installed or the old one repaired.
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  • The heater housing is usually under the dash and must be removed to gain access to the heater core.
  • Procedures for replacing the heater core vary with the year, make, and model of car. It threfore necessary to consult the manufacturer's repair manuals for the proper procedure for replacement.
f74-01.gif The heater housing is disassembled to get to the heater core. Heater Core
  • Remove the access panels(s) or the split heater/air conditioning case to gain acess to the heater core.
  • Remove the heater coolant hoses.
  • Remove the cable and/or vacuum control lines (if equipped).
  • Remove the heater core securing brackets and/or clamps.
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