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98 intrique heater core out

My heater core is blown and dumping coolant into the floorboards. What all am I going to have to remove to get to this thing? I have a repair manual but it is pretty vague. It says to remove the center console and it is behind the firewall but I can't see how removing the center console will help unless I remove the entire dash. The carpet is a solid piece all the way across as well as the acoustic wall.

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  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    I smelled a sweet smell and looked over to my passanger compartment to find an inch of coolant so i bypassed the heater core. Now it is winter and i am trying to find out how to replace the heater core



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Your right. i just finished 5 minutes ago pulling my heater core out, 1999 Intrigue. If you are good you might be able to loosen the dash, push the bottom back and up and pull off the covers over the heater core for removal, not sure. i didn't have a manual so i pulled the complete console, complete dash, removing all electronics one at a time, remove top cover to get access to the top bolts, pull the rubber door trim from the side to get to 2 13mm head bolts on each side, the metal plate under the steering wheel must come out too, unhook all lights, switches, cig lighters, etc. phisicallly remove the complete dash. then pull off the bottom pieces, 3, of the black box, which holds the heater core. lots of little bolts around the edges, and one holding the heater core pipes. don't loose any of the thousand bolts. have fun.

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