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How do I remove heater core on 1997 dodge stratus - prev.gif next.gif Heater Core REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Cirrus, Stratus, Sebring Convertible and Breeze

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the radio/HVAC control module bezel. CAUTION
    The vehicles covered by this manual are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses air bags. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, air bag modules, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described earlier in this section.
  3. Remove the right instrument panel side trim.
  4. Remove the two retaining screws at the lower right side support beam.
  5. Remove the instrument panel support bolt at the A-pillar.
  6. Remove the left instrument panel side trim and upper instrument panel bezel.
  7. Remove the lower knee bolster and console screws at the instrument panel.
  8. Remove the gearshift knob and shifter bezel.
  9. Remove the mounting screws at the front and rear of the floor console. Remove the front and rear console halves.
  10. Remove the right side instrument panel support strut.
  11. Drain the cooling system into a suitable container, then disconnect the heater hoses at the cowl panel. Plug the heater core outlets to prevent coolant from spilling during unit housing removal. Fig. 1: Remove the heater core cover 90906g01.gif
    Fig. 2: Remove theHow do I remove heater core on 1997 dodge stratus - 90906g02.gif 90906g02.gif

  12. Remove the mounting screws and heater core cover.
  13. Remove the heater core from the vehicle. To install:
  14. Carefully position the heater core unit into the heater housing.
  15. Install the heater core cover onto the heater housing and tighten the mounting screws.
  16. Install the right side instrument panel support strut.
  17. Install the front and rear console halves.
  18. Install the shifter bezel and gearshift knob.
  19. Install the lower knee bolster and console screws at the instrument panel.
  20. Install the upper instrument panel bezel and left instrument panel side trim.
  21. Install the instrument panel support bolt at the A-pillar.
  22. Install the two retaining screws at the lower right side support beam.
  23. Install the right instrument panel side trim.
  24. Install the radio/HVAC control module bezel.
  25. Fill the cooling system to the proper level.
  26. Connect the negative battery cable.
Sebring Coupe and Avenger
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. CAUTION
    The vehicles covered by this manual are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which uses air bags. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, air bag modules, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described earlier in this section.
  2. Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle, as outlined in Section 10 of this manual.
  3. Drain the cooling system into a suitable container, then disconnect the heater hoses from the dashboard panel. Plug the heater core outlets to prevent coolant from spilling during unit housing removal.
  4. Remove the center stay.
  5. Remove the lap cooler duct mounting screw. Remove the center duct.
  6. Remove the left and right rear heater ducts.
  7. Remove the foot distribution duct.
  8. If equipped with A/C, remove the cooling unit mounting nut and bolt.
  9. Remove the retainer clip, then the heater unit.
  10. Remove the heater core. How do I remove heater core on 1997 dodge stratus - 90906g03.gifg. 3: Exploded view of heater unit and core assembly 90906g03.gif
    To install:
  11. Install the heater core into the heater housing.
  12. Install the heater housing and retainer clip into the vehicle.
  13. If equipped with A/C, install the cooling unit mounting bolt and nut.
  14. Install the foot distribution duct. Install the left and right rear heater ducts.
  15. Install the center duct, then install the lap cooler duct mounting screw.
  16. Install the center stay and connect the heater hoses to the heater core at the dashboard panel.
  17. Install the instrument panel.
  18. Fill the cooling system to the proper level.
  19. Connect the negative battery cable.

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The automotive repair manuels that you can buy at the major part stores such as Autozone, Advance or ORiley's do a good job of describing how the heater core is removed. Most heater cores come out from under the dash, while a rare few are removed from the firewall.

One wonders why you are changing the heater core. Are you getting steam on the inside of your windshield? Usually the best indication your heater core is leaking, or are you getting no heat? In which case it make be duct doors.

Bill

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SOURCE: how do i remove the heater core in a 1997 dodge

Remove bottom console, remove heat core housing, then go underneath vehicle, remove coolant hoses to the core, then go back in car and unbolt and remove the heater core.
You can go to autozone.com and register for full free online repair manual for your truck

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