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Replacing heater core is it behind the radio ?

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The heater core on most vehicles is under the dash on the passanger side footwell.

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not an easy job - steering column needs to drop down - bolts under dash - bolt on each side above hood release and glove box behind kick pads - top of dash should have 4 screws going towards windshield - with glove box - radio - temp control -gauge cluster out - any other brackets and bolts should be seen - heater core box will have to come out as unit - freon lines to be disconnected - a/c system will have press. in lines

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SOURCE: on a 1998 ford explorer

The heater core is attached to the firewall by three bolts that are neither visible nor accessable without removing the components that are blocking access to them. You cannot remove the heater core without removing these bolts. This video will show you exactly what to remove.Please click the link directly:-- --------------- Its a video link showing each part.------------ This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

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It's out on the firewall under where the core is on the inside. It took me and another to get it out, 1 inside & 1 under truck.

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How do I replace the heater core?

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If it is necessary to remove the heater assembly, the cooling system must be drained before removing the heater core.
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
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Very very big job. Only do this if you really really love your car. Here is the 100ft overview:

*Disconnect the heater hoses at the heater core inside the engine compartment. (recommend cutting the hoses and replacing with new ones)
*Disconnect the heater valve cable from the heater valve
*Remove dashboard (involves removing steering wheel/column, radio, glove comp, etc)
*Remove the heater assembly (big black plastic box behind the radio)

The core is inside the heater assembly.

Again, this is a big job, and it will probably be very frustrating at times (I know from experience). If you do not have a repair manual for the car and you think you want to try this...get the manual first!

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How to remove the dashboard so that i can change the heater core so far i removed everything but the top part. my heater core is behind the radio but i do not know how to get to it.

not an easy job - steering column needs to drop down - bolts under dash - bolt on each side above hood release and glove box behind kick pads - top of dash should have 4 screws going towards windshield - with glove box - radio - temp control -gauge cluster out - any other brackets and bolts should be seen - heater core box will have to come out as unit - freon lines to be disconnected - a/c system will have press. in lines

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If you have a knock or clicking noise behind the radio, it is the blend motor. The blend door is spring loaded and the gears in the blend motor are "stripped". The door is spring loaded so that the door is closed to the heater core. About 2 hours to replace and a lot of bending and stretching. You don't have to remove the dash, but all of the trim, radio, and controls will need to come out.

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