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Old 08-15-2004, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default Help with removing/installing Heater Core

I own a 94' Bonneville SE and the heater core has finally bit the biscuit...I would like to remove it and install another but I need the fine people here to help me with their expertise.

All I know is a friend said I have to remove the entire dash to get to it....Your help in this would be appreciated big-time

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The best I can do for you is to explain that it'* a very involved process (and your friend is right). Buy Chilton'* #28200 at a local auto parts place. It'* an invaluable tool, and for $12, the best investment you can make for your car.

There are several posts here already on heater core replacement:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/search.php

Search for heater core, all terms, 92-99.
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Willwren thanks for the advice, and I will buy one of those manuals, I've heard nothing but good things about this book.

I talked to a few more friends and they too said it'* a pain in the butt from what they know and heard, they don't want to install it for they only know the basics. I'm guessing it will probably take a few hours to get to it so I'll have to figure this out soon....Don't want to wait too long LOL, nights are getting cooler.

Thanks again!!
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YOu can also get the factory service manual, check ebay (often) they come up now and then.
also try here for a cheaper than oem price
http://www.factoryautomanuals.com/ca...ab40aed4a10111
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FatPat, where do you live? We may have a member nearby that can lend a book, advice, or a hand.

Plan on 2 days for the heater core replcement. Just to be sure. The books (either Chiltons' or the FSM, which I also highly recommend) will walk you right through it.

?? Where?
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Mine failed in my 99 too. I had a local shop do it after I browsed the procedure in the Chilton'*. $295 and a day later, it was replaced! ...and I didn't have any busted knuckles!!
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Willwren.....I live in Kahnawake Quebec Canada, it'* a Mohawk reserve just south of Montreal.....I'm going today to find that book, and if i don't find it around here I'll do what Pontiac Dad mentioned I'll check E-Bay for it.

Vital49 I hear ya LOL, it'* just I like to get into things like this, this car I have needs alot of things replaced etc.and always wanted to do it myself, or with the help from friends.........Thanks again guys!!

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There is a factory service on ebay, I checked last night....sorry I didnt grab the link, too many beers
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