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Need to know the location of the heater core on my 98 buick century

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Hi there,

Well the heater core is located under the dash on the passenger side, usually cased in a plastic housing.You may have to remove the glove box in order to have access to. Post comments for further help or information........
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Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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