If you have a cold cabin but a hot engine, it may be time to replace your heater core. To install, reverse removal procedure. Use a medium size Channel Lock pliers or equivalent to remove the heater hoses--you may slit them with a razor first to aid their removal. Instrument panel to steering column support bolts: 12 Nm 105 in. You have to detach the drain tube … ,there will be some coolant spillage then disconnect the heater hoses from the core tubes these are right by the firewall, near the manifold, we broke mine, junk plastic. Remove the trim plate from the instrument cluster with the screwdriver. Reattach the cover on the steering column and tighten the screws with the screwdriver.
The manual has arrows pointing to the defroster grate. Efficient Engine Operation — This technology boosts the operation of other fuel-saving technologies in your car such as exhaust gas re-circulation and automatic grille shutters. These costs will vary depending on your location and the type of car you drive, so they should only be used as a rough estimate. Hope this help remember comment and rated this. Surviving without heat over winter or to drive a car with frosted windows certainly does not make your driving neither comfortable nor safe, so get the heater core it repaired or replaced. Undo the 3 bolts in the engine compartment connecting the module to the firewall and the three bolts inside the car holding the module to the firewall.
Auto shops will tell you it calls for over 7 hours of labor and will cost you hundreds read on and i will show you how to do it yourself if you are at least slightly vehicle savvy. Drain tube to heater case. They look like little radiators. Once off, there is another black like box with a metal plate on it. Removing the box will show you the core, but you'll need to go under the hood to disconnect the heater hoses before you can remove it. Remove the heater core mounting clamps and bolts.
The above is what I read from the instruction book I bought. Remove the support bolts from the steering column with a wrench. I cut the core out of the loop by disconnecting the hoses and joining them. Now that is the easy part the hard part is removing the heater hoses from the back fo the engine. Benefits of Heater Core Replacement Your heater core makes it possible for your defroster and heater to function efficiently. Removal of negative battery cable first prevents a short should the wrench touch metal or car ground. But we pushed ahead and fixed it.
Climate control is nice but it is very expensive to fix if something breaks! Place the new heater core in the car and mount it using a wrench. On my car, it is located underneath the temperature controls and radio and in front of the console. If necessary, remove the rear lateral transaxle strut mount. It is behide it under the dash. The question you ask is too involved for a proper answer. The work of the heater core is to regulate the temperature within the car.
You need to go to a car parts store, and get a repair manual for your car. The subsequent replacement cost is usually not very high, but the levels of discomfort in the car are high. Position transaxle shift lever in Neutral. You also need a speci … al tool to disconnect the hoses from inside the engine compartment, and you will likely have to get new hose latches and O-rings from a dealer. Fold the carpeting back into position. Plug the hose ends and the core tubes to prevent spillage of coolant.
They are quite a good squeeze to get your hands on but it is possible. It has some housing or casing and is typically buried behind nearly all the other dashboard features or components. Some are torx some are nut heads. The hardest thing you can do? I can't believe they used plastic for piping coming of the core. I suggest you to go through this related help links. Remove the extension plate from the instrument panel with the screwdriver.
Its a heck of an adventure. I changed the heater core this past winter. Jan 21, 2010 the water sound i believe is from being low in antifreeze. Airbag malfunction light may come on after reassembly. If equipped, remove console as follows: Apply parking brake and block drive wheels. Its a pain to get it out with the covers, you need to take it out at an angle, same with putting it in. Attach your old or new heater hoses again in the engine bay to the new heater core tubes that come through the firewall and clamp them and clamp them at the engine block as well.