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Old 01-03-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
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Any tips on replacing the heater core on a 2000? Have a strong odor of coolant inside, and today started getting some fogging of drivers side windshield. Has dual (driver/passenger) temp controls (not sure if that was standard on all or an option). Looks like it could be no fun... Thanks in advance for any tips and recommendations.
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i dont think anyone here has had a heater core failure yet,.. however, i know a bunch of us have Factory Service Manuals that they should be able to get you a procedure from
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Thanks... look forward to help. Had a subscription to alldatadiy online manual but let it lapse a while ago.
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Thanks to a member here

I believe this will be up for a tempory time so.....

its fir a 2003 vinK

http://www.alldatadiy.com/alldata/AF...5388/110535819
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I believe this will be up for a tempory time so.....

its fir a 2003 vinK

http://www.alldatadiy.com/alldata/AF...5388/110535819
Dont get any better than that. Get that printer going
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Thanks much for the link to the replacement procedure!!! Will look though this and see if I can tackle this.

Now if it was just that easy to get the actual replacement done through the web...
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Default Update: Heater Core Replacement

Update for anyone interested... decided that repalcing the heater core was more than I wanted to tackle... involved removing much of dash and center console. Took to a local non-dealer service center who replaced it for a little over $400. Part was about $170 from GM, rest was labor. Did a good job... seems to be OK.

Asked that old core be returned however I could not determine exact leak point... seems to be where one of the inlet/exit tubes connect to body of core... no corrosion or anything visible. There is a rubber O-ring at this point... looks like it was leaking for some unknown reason.

Thanks for the earlier help.
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Glad you got it resolved. It is a pretty labor intensive job, probably worth the $400.
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