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How many hours hours should I expect to pay for on changing out the heater core on my 96 Towncar?

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You prob. are looking at 6-9 hrs depending on what shop

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1994-96 VEHICLES
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
  1. Properly disable the SIR system, as outlined earlier in this section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Drain the cooling system into a suitable container.
  4. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Disconnect the drain tube from the heater case.
  6. Detach the heater hoses from the heater core.
  7. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  8. Remove the right and left sound insulators.
  9. Remove the steering column opening filler.
  10. Remove the floor air outlet duct.
  11. Remove the heater core cover.
  12. Unfasten the heater core mounting clamps, then remove the heater core from the vehicle.
Fig. 1: The heater core is located in the passenger's side footwell, below the glove compartment

Fig. 2: Exploded view of the heater core and related components (1 of 2) - 1994-96 vehicles

Fig. 3: Component list for the heater core and related system components (2 of 2) - 1994-96 vehicles

To install:
  1. Position the heater core in the vehicle and secure with the mounting straps.
  2. Install the heater core cover.
  3. Install the floor air outlet duct.
  4. Install the right and left sound insulators.
  5. Install the steering column opening filler.
  6. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  7. Connect the heater hoses to the heater core.
  8. Attach the drain tube to the heater case.
  9. Carefully lower the vehicle.
  10. Connect the negative battery cable.
  11. Enable the SIR system, as outlined earlier in this section.
  12. Connect the negative battery cable, then start the engine and check for coolant leaks. Check the coolant level, and add if necessary.

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