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Heater core replacement 88 s15 - 1988 GMC S-15

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This is never an easy job and that is why the labor charges are high for this repair. I know of no place you can get detailed instructions on how to get to the core. You basically remove enough of the dash surround to gain access to the core. Just go slow, take photos or video if necessary to remember how everything fits back in place. If you will search YouTube with the term "heater core replacement 1988 S-15" you may get some help.

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