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2002 dodge dakota Sport quad 4.7 engine: which of the two heater hoses (upper or lower) going into the firewall/heater core is the inflow and which is the outflow?

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Upper flows into the core, just like your radiator.

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With the engine warmed up you should be able to touch with caution the hoses and find the hotter one which is the inlet hose if someone has worked on it before they might be different.

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Before resorting to replacing the heater core, first verify that the thermostat in the engine is operating properly. Sometimes the thermostat will stick in the open position. When this happens, the coolant does not get hot enough to provide sufficient heat. Also check to make sure that the heater core is not clogged up with rust or other debris. You can do this by disconnecting the heater hoses from the heater core [done from under the hood]. Place a garden hose against the upper metal tube and turn on the hose. Water should come out the lower hose without a lot of restriction. If debris or rust comes out with the water, flush the heater core out, using the hose, until there is no debris and no restriction in the heater core.
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99 dodge dakota heater core bypass

Are you trying to bypass the heater core? If so find the 2 hoses mounted to the firewall on the passenger side. Remove them and put them om a short piece of copper pipe ( about 2 inches long) make sure to use band clamps on the hoses.

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Where are the heater core hoses located to disconnect for a flush?

Regarding this types of problem,i suggest you to go through this help links.Click the link below to go through the procedure and troubleshoot the problem :----HOW TO REPLACE AN UPPER RADIATOR HOSE

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Can I replace a heater core in a 2000 dodge dakota without taking the entire box out? please post a pic or vid.

no not on this one. The dash will need to be remover or pulled back about a foot. Then you will need to disconnect the heater and a/c hoses going into the firewall. Remove the box and split in half. one side will hold your heater core and the other is the evaporator.

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Describe how to bypass a heater core in a 97 Dodge Dakota plz.

Easiest way to bypass a heater core is to disconnect both inlet and outlet hoses at the engine firewall. Install a right angle hose coupling in each hose. Then install a straight piece of hose to connect the two hoses.

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Not much heat from the heater

Hi my name is Allen!

The first thing to check is the coolant level, if the coolant is full and the heater core hose is extremely hot to touch, then you may have a door problem. If you like we can work together on this problem. First check the coolant level. Then run the engine until operating temperature, grab each of the heater core hoses and let me know what you find.

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