I need tips of my heater core replacement !!!!!!!

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  1. Fryrice

    Fryrice Active Member

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    I have the dash pretty much out. I have loosened the the bolts that hold the heater box in. I can get the 2 rear bolts off the that opens the box,but I cant get to the front 2 under the cowl.

    But it seems like the a/c piping coming out of the heater box inside the engine bay is holding the box in place .I cant pull it out.

    Is there a way AROUND discharging the a/c to get the core out ? Can I discharge it myself ?


    Its a 97GT by the way.
     
  2. AaRoN

    AaRoN King Post Whore

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    i believe that discharging the a/c is a necessary step. do you have a haynes manual?
     
  3. Fryrice

    Fryrice Active Member

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    I do have the manual,but they tell you to take it to a dealer. But my whole dash is out,so that not a option .

    I might take a Dremel tool ,and cut the box ,then use RTV to seal it.
     
  4. Lightning Struck

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    Ill give you a tip, let someone else do it ;D, I hate doing the install on those damn things :rant:
     
  5. Fryrice

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    Trust me,I almost called a towtruck,lmao.

    But Im in it to win it now. Im almost there now . The dealer wanted $200 to empty and refill the a/c .To hell with that. Then they wanted another $400-500 for the core replacement .

    Hell,I can buy heads,cams or get my forged short block with that money . Instead ,I spent $100 on the core,and doing it myself.