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Rear heater core is leaking

How do you replace the rear heater core in a Windstar van?

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  • rmmilton144 May 05, 2010

    There is antifreeze leaking past the 'drip' catcher and out of the vehicle. This has been found to be coming from the rear passenger compartment heater core and needs replacing. I am looking for any advice/directions in the replacement of the rear/auxiliary heater core.

  • rmmilton144 May 05, 2010

    I was hoping to find someone that has done this and posted some pics and advice.
    Thanks,

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    buy a factory manual for pictures.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    PULL THE REAR TRIM PANEL OFF AND REPLACE IT, VERY EASY, BUT MESSY

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YOU NEED A HAYNES REPAIR MANUAL FOR DIAGRAM AND INSTRUCTION HOW TO REMOVE INSTRUMENT PANEL SUPPORT BRACKETS AND HEATER MAIN FLOOR DUCT.HARD JOB WITH OUT MANUAL.

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