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Heater core removal in 92 ford taurus

I have the dash board loose and still cant figure out how to remove the heater core

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You'll have to remove the dash in layers. The heater box is the last thing you actually get to. It's not a fun job. It's a very time consuming job. I believe "book" time on that job is around 8 hours. Even guys like me that have done these before take longer that what "book" times is.

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Basically, you are going to have to drain the coolant, evacuate the air conditioning system of refrigerant, disconnect the battery, disable the airbag system (if applicable), remove the panel under the steering wheel, drop the steering column, remove the dashboard, cut the A/C plenum and remove the A/C evaporator, remove the heater core.

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Work for '92 models, but can use it like a reference guide.

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  2. Disconnect hoses from heater core.
  3. If equipped with A/C, remove evaporator/blower housing as follows:
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Personally, I'd pressure test the cooling system then look at the heater core to see if it leaks. It may just be a loose clamp or leaky hose.

Also can check the forum jpmagazine.com

I hope help you; good luck (remember rated this).

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This is a big job which involves discharging and removing parts of the A/C system as well as removing parts of the dash. I had the core done on a 94 Sable years ago and it was a very labor intensive and expensive job. Here are some instructions I found for a 94 Taurus which should be the same thing or similiar, but I don't guarantee that. Please note that these instructions were not tested by me and may contain errors or be incomplete in some way. For example "remove instrument panel" sounds simple but in reality is a process in itself requiring the removal of many screws. Naturally you would have to recharge the A/C and refill the coolant when done.
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1. Remove instrument panel and lay it on front seat.
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Installation

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