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Old 02-04-2007, 04:00 PM   #1
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My wifes 2000 Bonny has coolant leaking from under the dash, sopping the front floorboards. I'm guessing it'* the heater core? I 've taken the glove box out to get a better look but can't see exaclty where it'* coming from.

Anyone had this experience? How hard of a job would it be if it is the core? I'm hoping I can fix it myself... I'm dreading calling a shop to see what the labor would be..

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It'* likely the core. A pain to get to, I hear. Haven't done it myself. My dad has and it took him quite a while.
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Procedure doesn't look overly hard. Do you know if you have the RPO code D55. That seems to be the difference in procedure
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RPO D55 is front console.
You can do this if you have the time and are out of the cold.
Drain your coolant.
Remove the lower trim panels and console if you have one.
Remove the ducting, auxillary and main.
Remove heat shield
Now you can get to the core.
Not my pic (thanks Haro) but you can see part of the ducting in the center.
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d6...3/DSC06060.jpg

ps keep track of all those screws, take pics as a go
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This is the procedure. Pick which one pertains to your car.

Heater Core

The title refers to RPO code D07, but inside the link it shows the D55. It'* for a 2003, but I double checked it against the procedure for a 2000, and it was the same.
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let me know if you need more pics!
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