1999 Dodge Dakota Heater Core

Tiny
RCLAPPER79
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  • 1999 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 109,000 MILES
My truck is starting to leak antifreeze from the bottom and into the passenger side floor of my truck. Im pretty sure its my heater core I would rather get free advice then have to go to a dealership and they tell me. My windshield takes forever to defrost and even then still wont stay defrosted all the way. And of course the smell of coolent inside the truck? If you could help it would be very much appreciated.
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Saturday, November 15th, 2008 AT 7:17 PM

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

Disconnect the battery negative cable.
Remove the instrument panel from the vehicle.
If equipped with air conditioning, recover the refrigerant.
Disconnect the liquid line refrigerant line fitting from the evaporator inlet tube.
Ram: remove the accumulator.
Dakota, Durango: disconnect the accumulator inlet tube.
Drain the cooling system.
Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes.
Ram: remove the powertrain control module from the dash panel. Disconnecting wiring is not necessary.
Remove the four nuts from the heater-A/C mounting studs on the engine compartment side of the dash panel.
Remove the nut(s) that secure(s) the heater-A/C housing mounting brace to the stud(s) on the passenger compartment side of the dash board.
Pull the housing rearward far enough for the mounting studs and evaporator condensate drain tube to clear the dash panel holes.
Remove the housing from the vehicle.
Lift the heater core out of the housing.
Installation is the reverse of removal.


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Heater core removal/installation
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Saturday, November 15th, 2008 AT 7:46 PM

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