2000 Dodge Durango heater core

Tiny
JOE12341234
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  • 2000 DODGE DURANGO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 105,000 MILES
Can I repalce the heater core myself?
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Monday, February 16th, 2009 AT 3:26 PM

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Tiny
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Can't really answer that without knowing your experience level. Best I can do is post the replacement procedures and let you decide if you think you can perform this repair without damaging or harming anything/anyone.

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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Monday, February 16th, 2009 AT 4:12 PM

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