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How to change leaking heater core in a 2005 dodge caravan, 4 cyl

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If you are certain the heater core is leaking, I would shop around for estimates. This repair requires complete removal of the dashboard, and is not a repair for the faint of heart.

Parts are a minor portion, and labor is the lions share. If you are inclined and have the tools/patience, you can save quite a chunk of money.

You want to only do it once though, and do it right. Might also consider replacing the A/C evap while your in there.

Expect the quotes to run in the $800-1200 dollar range.

Posted on May 10, 2010


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