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I am working on a 2001 Ford Taurus. I am trying to change the heater core. I removed the 2 bolts under the steering column and I am trying to remove the steering wheel. The tires are straight and the wheel is locked. But I am not sure how the steering wheel is removed. Can you assist?

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  • Dennis Kreissl Mar 25, 2011

    2001 Ford Taurus. Thank you for the follow up. I have the vehicle all back together. I have one problem left now. The key wont turn in the ignition. I removed the cylinder and the key works just fine. But when the cylinder is in the key wont budge at all. It is like the steering wheel is in lock mode and the key won't free it. It is REALLY stuck. How can I free this up? I didn't do any thing except follow your advice on removal, which was helpful. Thank you for every thing as I wouldn't have been able to do it with out your help!!

  • Dennis Kreissl Mar 25, 2011

    Will do! Thanks!

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To remove the steering wheel first you must disarm the steering wheels Airbag module, the esiest way is to disconnect the battery NEGATIVE cable at the battery for 10 minutes prior to removing the air bag, the Airbag is held on the wheel by four studs with nuts on them, you access them through the holes in the back of the steering wheel, I think they are 10mm, you will need a nut driver or a very deep thin walled socket, once the Airbag is loose disconnect the wiring to it carefully, the remove the rotating contact under the Airbag called the Clock-Spring, now that all this is out of the way set it aside, the steering wheel is held in place by a cir-clip snap ring and a large nut on a threaded shaft, once the clip is removed and the nut removed you will need a steering wheel puller to get the steering wheel off, it is on a tapered shaft and very hard to break free manually, you can borrow a steering wheel puller or rent one cheaply. There is no need to remove the entire steering column to get the dash out. You will find this a very difficult job without a service manual and the pictures it has with full instructions, I advise you to subscribe to an online service that has all the factory manuals for download, the web site is called www.alldatadiy.com

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    yadayada Mar 25, 2011

    Check the actuator rod that goes down to operate the ignition starter switch from the ignition lock cylinder it may be bent, other than that I am not sure I can offer any assistance without looking with eyes on the problem.

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Who knows where I can get a guide to replace the Heater Core on my 2006 Ford Freestar?


I have the shop manual & wiring book from Ford for your car. If interested, let me know. $25 plus postage.

this is a big job, time consuming. Is it leaking coolant?

Removal and Installation
NOTE: If a heater core leak is suspected, the heater core must be leak tested before it is removed from the vehicle.
  1. Drain the cooling system. For additional information, refer to Section 303-03.
  1. Position the front seats fully rearward.
  1. Depower the supplemental restraint system. For additional information, refer to Section 501-20B.
  1. Remove the wiper motor and pivot assembly. For additional information, refer to Section 501-16.
  1. Remove the LH and RH windshield side garnish mouldings. For additional information, refer to Section 501-05.
  1. Remove the LH and RH A-pillar lower trim panels. For additional information, refer to Section 501-05.
  1. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core.
  1. Lower the glove compartment.
  1. Remove the 3 steering column opening panel lower bolts.
    • To install, tighten to 8 Nm (71 lb-in).
  1. Remove the steering column opening panel cover.
  1. Remove the steering column opening panel upper bolts.
    • To install, tighten to 8 Nm (71 lb-in).
  1. Remove the steering column opening panel reinforcement.
  1. Remove the 4 storage console pin-type retainers.
  1. Remove the storage console.
  1. Remove the rear seat floor duct adapter.
  1. Remove the upper instrument panel finish panel.
  1. Remove the LH lower instrument panel bolt.
    • To install, tighten to 12 Nm (9 lb-ft).
  1. Remove the LH upper instrument panel bolt.
    • To install, tighten to 12 Nm (9 lb-ft).
  1. Remove the 4 upper instrument panel bolts.
  1. Remove the upper instrument panel cowl bolt.
    • To install, tighten to 5 Nm (44 lb-in).
  1. Remove the 4 instrument panel center support brace bolts.
    • To install, tighten to 12 Nm (9 lb-ft).
  1. Remove the LH instrument panel support bracket bolt.
    • To install, tighten to 12 Nm (9 lb-ft).
  1. Loosen the RH instrument panel bolts one half of the bolt length, but do not completely remove the bolts.
    • To install, tighten to 12 Nm (9 lb-ft).
  1. Working through the glove compartment opening, remove the RH instrument panel support bracket bolt.
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  1. Position the LH side of the instrument panel slightly away from the dash panel.
  1. Remove the heater core and evaporator core housing support brace nut.
  1. Remove the heater core and evaporator core housing support brace bolt.
  1. Remove the heater core and evaporator core housing support brace.
  1. Remove the 4 floor duct screws.
  1. Remove the floor duct.
  1. Remove the 7 heater core cover screws.
  1. Detach the wire harness from the heater core cover.
  1. Remove the heater core cover.
  1. Remove the heater core.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.
  1. Fill the engine cooling system. For additional information, refer to Section 303-03.

Oct 31, 2011 | 2006 Ford Freestar

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Replacing the heater core i need to see where the screws are in the black box


Check this procedure for 1993 Ford Taurus 3.0L FI 6cyl REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
(see Figures 1 and 2)

Be sure to consult the laws in your area before beginning any procedure which requires servicing the air conditioning system. In some states, it is illegal to perform repairs involving refrigerant unless the work is done by a certified technician.

CAUTION When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.
When removing the instrument panel, it may be beneficial to have a friend or assistant help you.


Without Air Conditioning
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the instrument panel on 1986-89 vehicles as follows:
    1. Remove the four screws retaining the steering column opening cover, then remove the cover.
    2. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts securing the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    3. Remove the steering column trim shrouds, then tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    4. Remove the four screws at the steering column bracket to remove the steering column.
    5. Remove the screws retaining the lower left and radio finish panels, then remove the panels by snapping them out.
    6. Remove the cluster opening finish panel retaining screws. On Taurus remove the jam nut behind the headlight switch and the screw behind the clock or clock cover. Remove the finish panel by rocking the upper edge toward the driver.
    7. Disconnect the speedometer cable by reaching up under the instrument panel and pressing on the flat surface of the plastic connector. The panel can be removed with the cluster installed.
    8. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    9. Using the steering column, cluster and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables and the radio antenna cable.
    10. Tag and disengage all underhood electrical connectors of the main wire loom. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel and push the wire and connectors into the instrument panel area.
    11. Remove the right and left speaker opening covers by snapping them out.
    12. Remove the two lower instrument panel-to-cowl side retaining screws from the right and left side. Remove the instrument panel brace retaining screw from under the radio area. On Sable, remove the defroster grille by snapping it out.
    13. Remove the three instrument panel upper retaining screws, then remove the instrument panel.
  1. Remove the instrument panel on 1990-95 vehicles as follows:
    1. Position the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
    2. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
    3. Remove the ignition lock cylinder and, if equipped, remove the tilt lever.
    4. Remove the steering column trim shrouds. Tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    5. Remove the four bolts and opening cover, and the two bolts and reinforcement from under the steering column.
    6. Disengage the insulator retainer and remove the insulator. Remove the four nuts and reinforcement from under the steering column.
Do not rotate the steering column shaft.
    1. Remove the four nuts retaining the steering column to the instrument panel, disconnect the shift indicator cable and lower the column on the front seat. Install the lock cylinder to make sure the steering column shaft does not turn.
    2. Remove bolt at the steering column opening attaching the instrument panel to the brace. Remove instrument panel brace retaining bolt from under the radio area.
    3. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts that secure the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    4. Disconnect the wires of the main wire loom in the engine compartment. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel, then feed the wiring through the hole in the dash panel into the passenger compartment.
    5. Remove the right and left cowl side trim panels. Disconnect the wires from the instrument panel at the right and left cowl sides.
    6. Remove screw each from the left and right side retaining the instrument panel. Pull up to unsnap the right and left speaker opening covers and remove.
    7. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    8. Using the steering column and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables, speedometer cable and radio antenna cable.
    9. Close the glove compartment door, support the panel and remove the three screws attaching the top of the instrument panel to the cowl top and disconnect any remaining wires. Remove the panel from the vehicle.
  1. Drain the coolant from the radiator.
  2. Disconnect and plug the heater hoses at the heater core. Plug the heater core tubes.
  3. Disconnect the vacuum supply hose from the inline vacuum check valve in the engine compartment. Remove the screw holding the instrument panel shake brace to the heater case and remove the shake brace.
  4. Remove the floor register and rear floor ducts from the bottom of the heater case. Remove the three nuts attaching the heater case to the dash panel in the engine compartment.
  5. Remove the two screws attaching the brackets to the cowl top panel. Pull the heater case assembly away from the dash panel and remove from the vehicle.
  6. Remove the vacuum source line from the heater core tube seal and remove the seal from the heater core tubes.
  7. Remove the four heater core access cover attaching screws and remove the access cover from the heater case. Lift the heater core and seals from the heater case.
To install:
  1. Transfer the three foam core seals to the new heater core. Install the heater core and seals into the heater case.
  2. Position the heater case access cover on the case, then install the four retaining screws.
  3. Install the seal on the heater core tubes, then install the vacuum source line through the seal.
  4. Position the heater case assembly to the dash panel and cowl top panel at the air inlet opening. Install the two screws to attach the support brackets to the cowl top panel.
  5. Install the three nuts in the engine compartment to attach the heater case to the dash panel. Install the floor register and rear floor ducts on the bottom of the heater case.
  6. Install the instrument panel shake brace and screw to the heater case.
  7. Install the instrument panel by reversing the removal procedure.
  8. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core. Connect the black vacuum supply hose to the vacuum check valve in the engine compartment.
  9. Fill the radiator and bleed the cooling system.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable and check the system for proper operation.

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Feb 08, 2011 | 1993 Ford Taurus

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1990 taurus steps to replacing heater core


Heater Core REMOVAL & INSTALLATION NOTE: Be sure to consult the laws in your area before beginning any procedure which requires servicing the air conditioning system. In some states, it is illegal to perform repairs involving refrigerant unless the work is done by a certified technician. CAUTION
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old. NOTE: When removing the instrument panel, it may be beneficial to have a friend or assistant help you. Without Air Conditioning
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the instrument panel on 1986-89 vehicles as follows:
    1. Remove the four screws retaining the steering column opening cover, then remove the cover.
    2. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts securing the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    3. Remove the steering column trim shrouds, then tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    4. Remove the four screws at the steering column bracket to remove the steering column.
    5. Remove the screws retaining the lower left and radio finish panels, then remove the panels by snapping them out.
    6. Remove the cluster opening finish panel retaining screws. On Taurus remove the jam nut behind the headlight switch and the screw behind the clock or clock cover. Remove the finish panel by rocking the upper edge toward the driver.
    7. Disconnect the speedometer cable by reaching up under the instrument panel and pressing on the flat surface of the plastic connector. The panel can be removed with the cluster installed.
    8. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    9. Using the steering column, cluster and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables and the radio antenna cable.
    10. Tag and disengage all underhood electrical connectors of the main wire loom. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel and push the wire and connectors into the instrument panel area.
    11. Remove the right and left speaker opening covers by snapping them out.
    12. Remove the two lower instrument panel-to-cowl side retaining screws from the right and left side. Remove the instrument panel brace retaining screw from under the radio area. On Sable, remove the defroster grille by snapping it out.
    13. Remove the three instrument panel upper retaining screws, then remove the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the instrument panel on 1990-95 vehicles as follows:
    1. Position the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
    2. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
    3. Remove the ignition lock cylinder and, if equipped, remove the tilt lever.
    4. Remove the steering column trim shrouds. Tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    5. Remove the four bolts and opening cover, and the two bolts and reinforcement from under the steering column.
    6. Disengage the insulator retainer and remove the insulator. Remove the four nuts and reinforcement from under the steering column. NOTE: Do not rotate the steering column shaft.
    7. Remove the four nuts retaining the steering column to the instrument panel, disconnect the shift indicator cable and lower the column on the front seat. Install the lock cylinder to make sure the steering column shaft does not turn.
    8. Remove bolt at the steering column opening attaching the instrument panel to the brace. Remove instrument panel brace retaining bolt from under the radio area.
    9. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts that secure the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    10. Disconnect the wires of the main wire loom in the engine compartment. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel, then feed the wiring through the hole in the dash panel into the passenger compartment.
    11. Remove the right and left cowl side trim panels. Disconnect the wires from the instrument panel at the right and left cowl sides.
    12. Remove screw each from the left and right side retaining the instrument panel. Pull up to unsnap the right and left speaker opening covers and remove.
    13. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    14. Using the steering column and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables, speedometer cable and radio antenna cable.
    15. Close the glove compartment door, support the panel and remove the three screws attaching the top of the instrument panel to the cowl top and disconnect any remaining wires. Remove the panel from the vehicle.
  4. Drain the coolant from the radiator.
  5. Disconnect and plug the heater hoses at the heater core. Plug the heater core tubes.
  6. Disconnect the vacuum supply hose from the inline vacuum check valve in the engine compartment. Remove the screw holding the instrument panel shake brace to the heater case and remove the shake brace.
  7. Remove the floor register and rear floor ducts from the bottom of the heater case. Remove the three nuts attaching the heater case to the dash panel in the engine compartment.
  8. Remove the two screws attaching the brackets to the cowl top panel. Pull the heater case assembly away from the dash panel and remove from the vehicle.
  9. Remove the vacuum source line from the heater core tube seal and remove the seal from the heater core tubes.
  10. Remove the four heater core access cover attaching screws and remove the access cover from the heater case. Lift the heater core and seals from the heater case. To install:
  11. Transfer the three foam core seals to the new heater core. Install the heater core and seals into the heater case.
  12. Position the heater case access cover on the case, then install the four retaining screws.
  13. Install the seal on the heater core tubes, then install the vacuum source line through the seal.
  14. Position the heater case assembly to the dash panel and cowl top panel at the air inlet opening. Install the two screws to attach the support brackets to the cowl top panel.
  15. Install the three nuts in the engine compartment to attach the heater case to the dash panel. Install the floor register and rear floor ducts on the bottom of the heater case.
  16. Install the instrument panel shake brace and screw to the heater case.
  17. Install the instrument panel by reversing the removal procedure.
  18. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core. Connect the black vacuum supply hose to the vacuum check valve in the engine compartment.
  19. Fill the radiator and bleed the cooling system.
  20. Connect the negative battery cable and check the system for proper operation. Fig. 1: Location of the vacuum source line 86876016.gif
    Fig. 2: Heater core cover location 86876017.gif
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Jan 30, 2011 | 1990 Ford Taurus

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How do i fix the heater core on my ford taurus 1995


Hi there,

Remove heater/evaporator case. Remove vacuum source line from heater core tube seal. Remove seal from heater core tubes.
Remove heater core access cover screws. Remove access cover and seal from heater/evaporator case. Lift heater core and case seals out of heater/evaporator case.
Installation
If installing new heater core, transfer case seals to new core. Install heater core and seals into heater/evaporator case. Install heater core access cover on case. Install seal on heater core tubes. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Evacuate and charge A/C system. Refill cooling system.

HEATER/EVAPORATOR CASE
Removal
  • Disconnect negative battery cable. Drain coolant from radiator. Gently pull instrument panel away from right side of dash panel.
  • Discharge A/C system using approved refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment. Disconnect heater hoses from heater core. Plug heater core tubes or drain coolant by blowing coolant from heater core using low pressure compressed air. Disconnect vacuum supply hose from inside engine compartment.
  • Disconnect A/C lines from evaporator core. Plug A/C lines and evaporator core tubes. Remove instrument panel assembly brace to evaporator case bracket screw. Remove assembly brace.
  • Remove floor register and rear floor duct from bottom of heater/evaporator case. Remove nuts securing heater/evaporator case to firewall. Remove 2 screws securing support brackets to cowl top panel. Carefully pull heater/evaporator case away from firewall. Remove heater/evaporator case.
  • To install, reverse removal procedure. Evacuate and charge A/C system. Refill cooling system.
INSTRUMENT PANEL
Removal & Installation
  • Position front wheels in straight-ahead position. Disable air bag system. See AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM article in ACCESSORIES/SAFETY EQUIPMENT section. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove steering column trim shrouds.
  • Disconnect all electrical connections from steering column switches. Remove cover from under steering column. Remove 4 bolts and reinforcement from under steering column. Disconnect parking brake release control motor from parking brake and ignition switch connector.
  • Disengage insulator retainer. Remove insulator. Remove 4 nuts and reinforcement below steering column. Remove 4 nuts securing steering column to instrument panel and lower column to front seat. Disconnect PRNDL cable (A/T models).
  • Ensure ignition switch is locked to prevent steering column from turning. Remove 4 instrument cluster retaining screws. Disconnect speed control cable and vehicle speed sensor (if equipped). Disconnect electrical connectors and remove instrument cluster. At steering column opening, remove one bolt securing instrument panel to brace. Remove one instrument panel brace bolt (below radio area).
  • Remove sound insulator under glove box by removing 2 push nuts securing insulator to studs on climate control case. Remove glove box door and compartment. Remove air cleaner housing, battery and battery tray. Disconnect wires of main wire loom in engine compartment. Disengage rubber grommet from firewall. Feed wiring into passenger compartment through hole in firewall.
  • Remove right and left kick panels. Disconnect wires from instrument panel at right and left kick panel sides. Remove screws on left and right sides of instrument panel.
  • Pull up to unsnap right and left speaker opening covers. Remove speaker covers. Working through steering column and glove box openings, reach under instrument panel and disconnect electrical connectors, vacuum hoses, A/C-heater control panel cables, and radio antenna cable.
  • Support instrument panel. Remove 3 screws attaching top of instrument panel to cowl top. Disconnect remaining wires. Remove instrument panel. To install instrument panel, reverse removal procedure.

Hope this helps...

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How to remove a heator core from a 2001 dodge caravan? do you have to take the dash out? or just the bottom pannel.


The 2001 Dodge caravan has 2 heater cores - front (the main one), and the rear. Removal of the
rear heater core is a whole different procedure than the front.

Front Heater Core - Removal and Installation
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Align the wheels in the straight-ahead position.
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION Before working around the steering wheel or the instrument panel all 2 minutes to pass to allow the air bag module to discharge.
  4. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  5. Remove the steering column, by removing or disconnect the following:

    Lower left side steering column cover Parking brake release cable from the parking brake lever 10 steering column cover liner-to-instrument panel bolts and the cover liner
  6. Rotate the key to the LOCK position; then, rotate the steering wheel to the LOCKED position.

    Gear selector cable and its mounting bracket as an assembly from the upper steering column mounting bracket 2 instrument cluster trim bezel-to-instrument panel screws, retaining clips and bezel 2 steering column shroud-to-steering column screws and the shroud Steering column-to-intermediate steering shaft coupler
  7. Loosen but do not remove the 2 lower steering column mounting bracket nuts/washers.

    2 upper steering column mounting bracket nuts/washers Steering column assembly from the vehicle
  8. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Instrument panel-to-chassis harness interconnect and bracket Lower silencer boot, at the base of the steering shaft
  9. Working in the engine compartment, pinch off the heater hoses.

    Heater core cover. Position some towels under the heater core hoses. Heater core plate and the hoses
  10. Depress the heater core retaining clips.
  11. Lift the accelerator pedal and slide the heater core past it.
  12. Depress the brake pedal and remove the heater core from the heater/air conditioning housing assembly.

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    Fig. View of the steering column assembly


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    Fig. View of the interconnect and bracket


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    Fig. View of the front heater core assembly


To install:
  1. Depress the brake pedal and install the heater core into the heater/air conditioning housing assembly.
  2. Lift the accelerator pedal and slide the heater core past it.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Heater hoses (using new O-rings) and the heater core plate Heater core cover Heater hoses clamps, working in the engine compartment Lower silencer boot at the base of the steering shaft Instrument panel-to-chassis harness interconnect and bracket
  4. Install the steering column assembly by installing or connect the following:

    Steering column assembly, carefully into the vehicle. 2 upper and 2 lower steering column mounting bracket nuts/washers. Torque the nuts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm). Steering column-to-intermediate steering shaft coupler and tighten the pinch bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm) 2 steering column shroud and the shroud-to-steering column screws Bezel, the retaining clips and the 2 instrument cluster trim bezel-to-instrument panel screws Gear selector cable and its mounting bracket as an assembly to the upper steering column mounting bracket 10 steering column cover liner and the cover liner-to-instrument panel bolts Parking brake release cable to the parking brake lever Lower left side steering column cover. Lower left side steering column cover
  5. Refill the cooling system.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.
  7. Run the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.

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Where is the heater core located


Heater Core REMOVAL & INSTALLATION NOTE: Be sure to consult the laws in your area before beginning any procedure which requires servicing the air conditioning system. In some states, it is illegal to perform repairs involving refrigerant unless the work is done by a certified technician. CAUTION
When draining the coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by the ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old. NOTE: When removing the instrument panel, it may be beneficial to have a friend or assistant help you. Without Air Conditioning
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the instrument panel on 1986-89 vehicles as follows:
    1. Remove the four screws retaining the steering column opening cover, then remove the cover.
    2. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts securing the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    3. Remove the steering column trim shrouds, then tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    4. Remove the four screws at the steering column bracket to remove the steering column.
    5. Remove the screws retaining the lower left and radio finish panels, then remove the panels by snapping them out.
    6. Remove the cluster opening finish panel retaining screws. On Taurus remove the jam nut behind the headlight switch and the screw behind the clock or clock cover. Remove the finish panel by rocking the upper edge toward the driver.
    7. Disconnect the speedometer cable by reaching up under the instrument panel and pressing on the flat surface of the plastic connector. The panel can be removed with the cluster installed.
    8. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    9. Using the steering column, cluster and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables and the radio antenna cable.
    10. Tag and disengage all underhood electrical connectors of the main wire loom. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel and push the wire and connectors into the instrument panel area.
    11. Remove the right and left speaker opening covers by snapping them out.
    12. Remove the two lower instrument panel-to-cowl side retaining screws from the right and left side. Remove the instrument panel brace retaining screw from under the radio area. On Sable, remove the defroster grille by snapping it out.
    13. Remove the three instrument panel upper retaining screws, then remove the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the instrument panel on 1990-95 vehicles as follows:
    1. Position the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
    2. Disconnect the positive battery cable.
    3. Remove the ignition lock cylinder and, if equipped, remove the tilt lever.
    4. Remove the steering column trim shrouds. Tag and disengage all electrical connections from the steering column switches.
    5. Remove the four bolts and opening cover, and the two bolts and reinforcement from under the steering column.
    6. Disengage the insulator retainer and remove the insulator. Remove the four nuts and reinforcement from under the steering column. NOTE: Do not rotate the steering column shaft.
    7. Remove the four nuts retaining the steering column to the instrument panel, disconnect the shift indicator cable and lower the column on the front seat. Install the lock cylinder to make sure the steering column shaft does not turn.
    8. Remove bolt at the steering column opening attaching the instrument panel to the brace. Remove instrument panel brace retaining bolt from under the radio area.
    9. Remove the sound insulator under the glove compartment by removing the two push nuts that secure the insulator to the studs on the climate control case.
    10. Disconnect the wires of the main wire loom in the engine compartment. Disengage the rubber grommet from the dash panel, then feed the wiring through the hole in the dash panel into the passenger compartment.
    11. Remove the right and left cowl side trim panels. Disconnect the wires from the instrument panel at the right and left cowl sides.
    12. Remove screw each from the left and right side retaining the instrument panel. Pull up to unsnap the right and left speaker opening covers and remove.
    13. Release the glove compartment assembly by depressing the side of the glove compartment bin and swinging the door/bin down.
    14. Using the steering column and glove compartment openings and by reaching under the instrument panel, tag and disengage all electrical connections, vacuum hoses, heater control cables, speedometer cable and radio antenna cable.
    15. Close the glove compartment door, support the panel and remove the three screws attaching the top of the instrument panel to the cowl top and disconnect any remaining wires. Remove the panel from the vehicle.
  4. Drain the coolant from the radiator.
  5. Disconnect and plug the heater hoses at the heater core. Plug the heater core tubes.
  6. Disconnect the vacuum supply hose from the inline vacuum check valve in the engine compartment. Remove the screw holding the instrument panel shake brace to the heater case and remove the shake brace.
  7. Remove the floor register and rear floor ducts from the bottom of the heater case. Remove the three nuts attaching the heater case to the dash panel in the engine compartment.
  8. Remove the two screws attaching the brackets to the cowl top panel. Pull the heater case assembly away from the dash panel and remove from the vehicle.
  9. Remove the vacuum source line from the heater core tube seal and remove the seal from the heater core tubes.
  10. Remove the four heater core access cover attaching screws and remove the access cover from the heater case. Lift the heater core and seals from the heater case. To install:
  11. Transfer the three foam core seals to the new heater core. Install the heater core and seals into the heater case.
  12. Position the heater case access cover on the case, then install the four retaining screws.
  13. Install the seal on the heater core tubes, then install the vacuum source line through the seal.
  14. Position the heater case assembly to the dash panel and cowl top panel at the air inlet opening. Install the two screws to attach the support brackets to the cowl top panel.
  15. Install the three nuts in the engine compartment to attach the heater case to the dash panel. Install the floor register and rear floor ducts on the bottom of the heater case.
  16. Install the instrument panel shake brace and screw to the heater case.
  17. Install the instrument panel by reversing the removal procedure.
  18. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core. Connect the black vacuum supply hose to the vacuum check valve in the engine compartment.
  19. Fill the radiator and bleed the cooling system.
  20. Connect the negative battery cable and check the system for proper operation. Fig. 1: Location of the vacuum source line 86876016.gif
    Fig. 2: Heater core cover location 86876017.gif

Dec 19, 2010 | 1987 Ford Taurus

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Needto replace heater core in 99 ford taurus,need help


Instructions Things You'll Need:
  • Replacement heater core
  • Clean container
  • Wrench
  • Screwdriver
  • Steering wheel nut
    Removal
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait at least one minute for the air bag system to lose power. Make sure the front wheels are straight ahead and lock the steering column.

  2. Detach the air bag module by removing the bolts from underneath both sides of the steering wheel and the electrical connector. Remove the steering wheel bolt and press the wheel away from the steering column. Remove the lower steering column cover.

  3. Insert a 1/8-inch wire or pin punch in the shroud hole under the ignition switch while it's in the "Run" position. Press on the pin and pull on the ignition switch lock cylinder to remove it.

  4. Disassemble and remove the instrument panel from the Taurus' interior. This includes the radio and all panels, electrical connectors, harnesses and screws. You'll need an assistant to help you lift and remove the instrument panel.

  5. Drain the engine coolant from the cooling system, using a clean container for reuse. Remove the heater hoses, actuator and metal cover from the heater. Disengage the spring from the heater core cover and the lever.

  6. Depress the locking ramp and remove the lever from the secondary air temperature control (the lever is brittle, so don't bend it). Remove the primary air conditioning air temperature control door shaft from the pin.

  7. Remove the heater core cover and seal from the heater/air conditioning housing assembly. Remove the heater core from the heater/air conditioning housing by pressing on the core tubes and assembly.

  8. Installation
  9. Install the replacement heater core to the heater/air conditioning housing. Install the core cover, seal, lever, spring, metal cover, actuator and heater hoses.

  10. Replace and assemble the instrument panel with your assistant's help. Connect the steering wheel (use a new bolt to connect it to the column), air bag and negative battery cable.

  11. Refill the cooling system with either the old coolant or new. Start the Taurus' engine and let it reach normal operating temperature. Watch the climate control operation and check for any leaks.



Read more: How to Replace the Heater Core in a Ford Taurus ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_4521301_replace-heater-core-ford-taurus.html#ixzz132BljfG8

Oct 21, 2010 | Ford Taurus Cars & Trucks

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How to replace heater hose. they are the hoses a e back of the engine by the fire wall


Taurus And Sable - Removal And Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait for at least 1 minute for the SRS or air bag module to deplete its energy.

  2. Place the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
  3. Lock the steering column.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    SRS bolt covers from both sides of the steering wheel SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts SRS module and disconnect the electrical connector Steering wheel bolt and discard it
  5. Press the steering wheel from the steering column.
    Lower steering column shaft bolt 2 lower instrument panel cover-to-instrument panel screws and unsnap the lower cover from the instrument panel
  6. Turn ignition switch to the RUN position
  7. Insert a 1 / 8 in. (3mm) wire or pin punch in the lower steering column shroud hole, under the ignition switch; then, press on the pin while pulling out on the ignition switch lock cylinder and remove it from the steering column lock cylinder housing.
  8. Remove or disconnect the following:
    3 steering column shroud screws and the shrouds Shift control selector lever boot Gearshift lever pin from the manual control lever and remove the lever Wiring connector at the bottom of the steering column and remove the wiring from the column, (if equipped with an overdrive lockout switch on the manual control lever) Electrical connectors Multi-function switch screws and move it aside Shift indicator cable from the shifter tube Shifter indicator-to-column adjustment cable screw Interlock cable and actuator (if equipped with a column shift) 4 steering column-to-instrument panel bracket nuts and steering column Push pins and the lower instrument cover from the instrument panel reinforcement (at the passenger-s side) Console finish panel
  9. Under the steering column, 2 instrument panel brace screws, the courtesy lamp socket, the 2 Diagnostic Link Connector (DLC) screws and the instrument panel brace.
  10. If not equipped with an Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (EATC), disconnect the electrical connectors and the vacuum harness from the evaporator housing and the blower motor.
  11. If equipped with an Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (EATC), remove the sensor hose/elbow and disconnect the electrical harness connectors and the vacuum hose harness from the evaporator housing.
  12. Insert the Radio Removing tools 415-001into the integrated control panel faceplate; then, push the tools in approximately 1 1 / 2 in. (38mm) to release the retaining clips. Spread the tools slightly and pull the integrated control panel from the instrument panel.
  13. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Electrical connectors and the automatic temperature control sensor hose and elbow, if equipped 6 console center finish panel screws and the panel, (if equipped with a floor shift) 4 instrument panel finish panel screws and panel, located at the right side of the steering column, (if equipped with a column shift) Instrument cluster finish panel-to-instrument panel clips and pull the finish panel straight out 4 instrument cluster-to-instrument panel screws, the electrical connectors and the instrument cluster Upper finish panel (located at the top of the instrument panel) Light sensor amplifier connector, (if equipped with an autolamp) Instrument panel finish end panels on both sides of the instrument panel Front scuff plates and pull the door weatherstrip away from the instrument panel (on both sides of the instrument panel) 3 instrument panel-to-upper cowl top panel screws 2 screws at each end of the instrument panel Instrument panel electrical connectors and the parking brake switch Instrument panel
  14. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse
  15. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING Do not attempt to bend any part of the lever, for it is brittle and will break. Heater hoses from the heater core and plug the openings 4 air conditioning electronic blend door actuator-to-heater/air conditioning housing assembly screws and the actuator Metal cover, disengage the spring from the heater core cover and from the lever Gently, depress the locking ramp and remove the lever from the secondary air temperature control door end
  16. Rotate the primary air conditioning air temperature control door shaft downward, swing the metal link counterclockwise and remove it from the pin.
  17. Remove the 3 heater core cover-to-heater/air conditioning housing assembly screws, the cover and the seal.
  18. Press on the heater core tubes and remove the heater core from the heater/air conditioning housing assembly.

Hope helps (remember rated this).

May 28, 2010 | 2002 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Heater core 2001 ford taurus


You have to remove the dash to gain access to the heater core assembly.It is a big job .If you are not comfortable at lowering the steering column and setting the dash on the seats,don't try it.

Jan 21, 2009 | 2001 Ford Taurus

3 Answers

Heater core


18901fc.gifHere is an exploded view of the heating/air conditioning blower box. This contraption is located on the passengerside under the dash. I've changed heater cores on other cars but never worked on a caravan so not sure how difficult it'll be. You may need to remove a few cover panels to access this and the heater core #22 is located behind the distribution box #6 containing parts 7-18 and hopefully comes off as a unit. I wouldn't want to put it back together just looking at the pic. You may just need to remove the heater tube cover #4 to access the connections and slide out the core.....NAH couldn't be that simple!!! Hope this was of some help. Good luck.













Oct 18, 2008 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

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