Well. I can definitely walk you through the process of replacing your heater core. But first, have you ever done this before, and how good are you with keeping track of hundreds of screws and plastic/metal body piece.
The reason I ask these questions is because your vehicle is one of the "Hardest" to replace a heater core. And if you aren't really, really, really sure you want to tackle this, I recommend you just take it to a shop.
Now having made my disclaimer, you need to remove the entire HVAC unit from the vehicle in order to access your heater core. This involves evacuating the R134a from your a/c system, and draining your coolant.
Then you need to remove the entire dashboard and center console, which also involves removing the steering wheel and a-pillar trim moldings.
Once you get all of this removed, then you can access the HVAC unit and remove it from the car.
This procedure is very, very lengthy. If you would like me to post this procedure, no problem. Just write back and I'll do so. I'll also stay in touch with you to giude you through any problems you may encounter. I also recommend you purchase a service manual for your vehicle from Hanes or Chiltons. This will provide you with detailes illustrations and helpful tips.
Friday, February 12th, 2010 AT 10:41 PM