heater core replacement *video*

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  1. me19875

    me19875 New Member

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    glad i found this before doing my own heater core replacement ! definitely should be a sticky; the guy did a good job.
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    he did a good job, and having done it like 2 or 3 times already myself I will say there were many points in that video that I was telling myelf I would have no idea what he was talking about if I had not done it myself.... all in all it was a good video, I think its easy for me not to be overwhelmed getting into a project that big while others just need to be shown how panles come off and where nuts and bolts are because sometimes they can be hard to find...

    overall the guy did a great job, good video!
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    THE most AMAZING HOW TO EVER!!! not gonna replace my core yet works amazing but for future referance
    its phenominal
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    if you dont have a 7mm socket u could just use the torx since thats wut its designed for....


    lol im taking off the dash as i watch this lol
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    thats tight i think i might just change mine now while the car is apart anyway. save me down time
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    i agree, well done

    epic aerosmith at the very end lol
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    Dave94LX FEOA Donator

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    I would definitely change one step. He says to pry either side of the defroster trim plate up. This can damage the dash, especially if you have a red or blue dash. Red/blue dashs crack easily, the others can dent. The easier way is to remove the caps from either side of the dash, and use a screwdriver to push up from the underside, which saves the dash. I've swapped all 3 2nd gen dash styles into my blue car, and I did it that way every time... no damage at all.
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    I have always said, that who ever put the heater core on the drawing board down in and under the dash board in Detroit. Should be taken out and shot to death. It made no sense for the car makers to do something as crazy as putting the heater core where it is hell to get to it.
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    What's the typicall life of a heater core?
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    I'm wondering how do you even get to the heater hoses to remove them from the core on a gen 1... remove the engine?? it's so tight in there I can't even get a tool on them....
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    My carpet has been a little damp on the passenger side for 6 months.
    Im going to be replacing mine in my 2000 scort within the next couple weeks.
    Ill try to take some photos of the process.
    denisond3 likes this.
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