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  • CourtM3
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    Yeah don't lose the bolts!! Replaced mine and lost them. Went to order and had to wait like 4 days. Apparently there were only 33 of them in the country.

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  • ///MCon
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    Removing the dash isn't that bad! Getting back in doesn't look fun! Just did min last night

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  • OPTIMO
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    If you want to remove the dash anyway and have questions, let me know.

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  • BoxFlares
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    Originally posted by UNHCLL
    2nd post in this thread have the step by step process for replacing/removing the heater core.

    Best of luck!

    http://www.s14.net/forums/showthread...eater+AND+Core

    I should also add...

    REPLACE THE O-RINGS on the heater core -> heater pipe connection. If you don't, there is a very good chance you will end up with your feet soaked in hot coolant once the engine gets up to temp/pressure.
    Thanks!


    When mine went bad:

    -Excessive fogging of the front windshield, coupled with a more "dirty fog" covering of the inside window glass. Also had a coolant smell when the heat was turned on and fan was blowing.

    - Small puddle of coolant under the car (below transmission) when the car was running with the heat on

    -Slow but steady consumption of coolant. (Very slow... maybe half the bottle in 2-3 weeks of daily driving)


    Replacement:

    Drain radiator
    Disconnect hoses in engine bay that pass through firewall
    Cover drivers floor/tranny tunnel with plastic and keep a bunch of towels handy
    Remove center console
    Remove D.Side floor vent tube
    Undo 3 or 4 screws on heater core
    Remove/Loosen 2 tubes that come down through firewall
    Slide out old HC - be ready to absorb spilled coolant
    Slide replacement in
    reverse procedure
    add coolant... bleed system with Heat turned ON and engine running.

    All done.
    It took me less than 2 hours maximum.

    HTH,
    Chris

    ______________

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  • Reelizmpro
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    You don't touch the dash just the center console. Take the old one out and determine which type of core and valve you have first. Then order replacements with new O rings. It's kind of a bitch to get to the 8mm bolts so it helps if you have the tools and aren't too big.

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  • UNHCLL
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    2nd post in this thread have the step by step process for replacing/removing the heater core.

    Best of luck!

    http://www.s14.net/forums/showthread...eater+AND+Core

    I should also add...

    REPLACE THE O-RINGS on the heater core -> heater pipe connection. If you don't, there is a very good chance you will end up with your feet soaked in hot coolant once the engine gets up to temp/pressure.
    Last edited by UNHCLL; 12-21-2006, 05:13 AM.

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  • BoxFlares
    started a topic Dash removal for heater core

    Dash removal for heater core

    Yes I did a search all I've found out was that its supposed to be easy repair.

    I'm sure I have a leaking heater core. I can smell coolant and my windows got some kinda haze on em.

    I was wondering if the whole dash has to be pulled to get this done?
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