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debby, besides all the great points Jimfixer already made, here is what the service manual suggest:
 
Heater Core Replacement
 
Removal Procedure
 
Caution: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK

position
position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical component.

Disconnect
Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent an electrical spark should a tool or

equipment
equipment come in contact with an exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these

precautions
precautions may result in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.
Caution: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK

position
position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical component.

Disconnect
Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent an electrical spark should a tool or

equipment
equipment come in contact with an exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these

precautions
precautions may result in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.
 
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
 
2. Partially drain the coolant. Refer to Cooling System Draining and Filling in Engine Cooling.

3
3. Remove the instrument panel compartment. Refer to Instrument Panel Storage Compartment

Replacement
Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gauges and Console.

4

4
. Remove the right sound insulator. Refer to Instrument Panel Insulator Panel Replacement -

Right
-Right Side in Instrument Panel, Gauges and Console.

3
3. Remove the instrument panel compartment. Refer to Instrument Panel Storage Compartment

Replacement
Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gauges and Console.

4

4
. Remove the right sound insulator. Refer to Instrument Panel Insulator Panel Replacement -

Right
-Right Side in Instrument Panel, Gauges and Console.
5. Remove the heater and A/C programmer. Refer to Programmer Replacement .
 
6. Disconnect the driver air mix actuator (2).
 
7. Disconnect the passenger air mix actuator (3).
 
[image|727726]
 
8. Remove the heater core cover.
 
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9. Remove the inlet and outlet heater hoses from the heater core.
 
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10. Remove the heater retaining screws.
 
11. Remove the heater core.

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Original post by: oldturkey03 ,

Text:

debby, besides all the great points Jimfixer already made, here is what the service manual suggest:

Heater Core Replacement

Removal Procedure

Caution: Unless directed otherwise, the ignition and start switch must be in the OFF or LOCK

position, and all electrical loads must be OFF before servicing any electrical component.

Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent an electrical spark should a tool or

equipment come in contact with an exposed electrical terminal. Failure to follow these

precautions may result in personal injury and/or damage to the vehicle or its components.

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.

2. Partially drain the coolant. Refer to Cooling System Draining and Filling in Engine Cooling.

3. Remove the instrument panel compartment. Refer to Instrument Panel Storage Compartment

Replacement in Instrument Panel, Gauges and Console.

4. Remove the right sound insulator. Refer to Instrument Panel Insulator Panel Replacement -

Right Side in Instrument Panel, Gauges and Console.

5. Remove the heater and A/C programmer. Refer to Programmer Replacement .

6. Disconnect the driver air mix actuator (2).

7. Disconnect the passenger air mix actuator (3).

[image|727726]

8. Remove the heater core cover.

[image|727725]

9. Remove the inlet and outlet heater hoses from the heater core.

[image|727724]

10. Remove the heater retaining screws.

11. Remove the heater core.

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