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Old 09-24-2012, 09:39 AM   #1
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Car is 1995 Bonnie SSEI with electronic climate control.

Hi all, I've started removing stuff to get to the heater core but I'm stuck now.

I've dismantled the hoses (good thing I bought a special tool, are they badly placed or what o_O)

Removed the dash trim, radio, climate controller, glove box, passenger side kick panel.

It seems like I would have to remove the duct going to the faces but it'* one piece.

Any other way to go around without removing the dash??? Worst case scenario, will cutting out the part of the duct obstructing my work with a sawzall do it or I'll still be stuck?

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Here'* one picture. The year is unknown because it'* a picture taken by someone else and posted.

http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k1...eaterCore2.jpg

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An image is worth a thousand words! It'* not as deep as I thought I'd have to dig. I'll just remove the ECU and programmer and should be good then.

Thanks a lot!
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An image is worth a thousand words! It'* not as deep as I thought I'd have to dig. I'll just remove the ECU and programmer and should be good then.

Thanks a lot!
Somewhere in one of the forums a person wrote their experiences getting their heater core out. I don't know if it was in a techinfo type file or just a thread. But I believe you got the hardest part which is getting the clamps off the hoses. I believe poster also wrote about sealing up the "lid" that comes off that covers the core using the soft putty-like sealer. Otherwise the air can blow out around the edges.

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Also good to know, thanks again!
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Well, with pretty scratched back hands and sore back, shoulders and all other places suffering from Heater Core Removal Yoga, I can say it'* finally done.

...After a year of convincing and thinking about it. But you know, I work for the government, these are tolerable delays!
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Great job getting it done!
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