Heater core replacement

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REGINALD NOWLIN
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From my understanding there is a rear and front heater core, I would like to no how can I tell which core is the bad one
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Friday, November 9th, 2018 AT 5:34 PM (Merged)
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WRENCHTECH
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How did you determine you even had a bad one. If you physically saw fluid hitting the ground, then that is the one leaking.
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REGINALD NOWLIN
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There is a drian hole in the rear that was leaking and than at one time there was smoke from the dash.
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WRENCHTECH
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That is indication of both leaking. You need to have it pressure tested to find out which.
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LAMONT MCCLAIN
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  • 1998 FORD EXPEDITION
Heater problem
1998 Ford Expedition V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 1ooooo miles

i need to replace heater core
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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THis is a very involved process. The dash needs removed, air bag, sensors. I strongly recommend getting a good repair manual with pictures to identify parts and step by step instructions. THey offer an online repair manual on this site which is less expensive.

For me to try to explain everything would take several pages and allow too much room for error.
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WOOZYMAY
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  • 1999 FORD EXPEDITION
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
How do you replace a heater core? Also, about how much is the labor price and a diagram of how to put one in.
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Friday, November 9th, 2018 AT 5:36 PM (Merged)
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DAVE H
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New heater core OEM dealer part $102
7 hours labor @ shop hourly cost (around $70 p/h)

HEATER CORE
Removal & Installation (Front A/C-Heater System)
Disconnect negative battery cable. Drain radiator. Remove instrument panel. See INSTRUMENT PANEL . On 5.4L engines, remove junction block splash shield. Disconnect cable ends from starter relay. Remove junction block bracket.
On all engines, compress heater core hose holding tabs. Disconnect heater hoses at heater core. Remove A/C plenum demister adapter screw. Remove A/C plenum demister adapter. Disconnect vacuum line.
Remove 2 heater core bracket screws. Remove heater core bracket. Remove 13 screws from plenum assembly top. Remove plenum assembly top. Remove blend door assembly from case. Remove heater core. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS .

INSTRUMENT PANEL
Removal & Installation
Tips Click a link to view tip
Mike-WAcenter console removal

Disable air bag system. See AIR BAG SYSTEM SAFETY article in GENERAL SERVICING. Move power seats rearward (if equipped). Move adjustable pedal to full rearward position (if equipped). Release mounting tabs and position power distribution box aside. Remove 3 bolts and remove bulkhead electrical connectors in engine compartment.
From inside vehicle, remove bulkhead electrical connector insulator and unclip bulkhead electrical connectors from dash panel. Remove front floor console (if equipped). Remove steering column cover. Remove valance panel. Disconnect blend door electrical connector. Disconnect climate control panel vacuum harness. Remove left and right sill plates. Remove left and right kick panels. Remove right side assist handle. Remove left and right windshield garnish moldings. Disconnect brakelight switch electrical connector.
Disconnect adjustable pedal motor electrical connector (if equipped). Remove radio and generic electronic module ground bolts. Disconnect left side main wiring harness and bulkhead connectors. Remove steering column opening cover reinforcement. Disconnect air bag sliding contact and anti-theft electrical connectors. Disconnect remaining electrical connectors from steering column.
Disconnect transmission range indicator from steering column (if equipped). Remove steering column support nuts. Lower steering column. Remove instrument panel attaching bolts through steering column opening. Remove instrument panel reinforcement bolt (below left corner of cigarette lighter). Disconnect fuel inertia fuel shut-off switch connector. Remove right side ground bolt. Disconnect air suspension switch electrical connector (if equipped).
Disconnect right side main wiring harness connectors. Disconnect blower motor electrical connectors. Release locking tab and disconnect restraint control module electrical connector. Remove right fender splash shield away from dash panel. Disconnect antenna lead from antenna base and feed cable through cowl side panel (loosen grommet). Remove instrument panel relay cover. Remove glove box.
Wearing safety glasses, disconnect passenger's side air bag module connector. Remove passenger's side air bag module screws. Remove passenger's side air bag module.
Remove instrument panel reinforcement bolt below and to left of glove box. Remove instrument panel bolts behind passenger's side air bag module opening. Remove instrument panel bolt on relay bracket. Loosen instrument floor brace bolts and nuts.
Remove left and right instrument panel cowl nuts. Remove instrument panel cowl top bolts. With an assistant, remove instrument panel. See Fig. 10 . To install, reverse removal procedure.
Fig. 10: Removing Instrument Panel


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Friday, November 9th, 2018 AT 5:36 PM (Merged)
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1MTIGERS
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  • 1999 FORD EXPEDITION
I would like to know where th Heater core is located, and is there a way to bypass it while I can replace it ;low on cash
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BRUCE HUNT
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Follow the hose coming off the fitting where the thermostat is. This will be where one of the bigger coolant hoses comes from the radiator. The smaller hose will go to the heater block and it will be joined by the return line as well. I would unhook the connections to the block and plug the lines with a plug of some sort. That should get you by until the core problem can be resolved.
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