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How do you change heater core on a 1998 ford taurus?

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This quite a job. you have to remove the dash. you have to lower the steering column, have to let the freon out of the system. its a 6 to 8 hr job at a shop. if you have no experience i would not mess with it. if water is leaking into you car there ia a way to bypass the heater core, where the two heater hoses come to gether at the engine, you can loop them . otherwise you can get a chiton manual or haynes that might help you replace the core.

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