Issue with heater core

  • 1993 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • 76,625 MILES
After removing the intrumental panel on my dash board I can't get to pull the box out that holds the heater core due to the framinhg that holds the instrumental panel could you send me diagram on how to get out my heater core on my 1993 ford escort lx wagon 1.9 engine
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Saturday, November 28th, 2009 AT 8:18 PM

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Hi trini1962,

Thank you for the donation.

GHere are procedures for removal of the heater core.


Removal & Installation

1 . Disconnect negative battery cable. Drain cooling system. Disconnect heater hoses from heater core, and plug openings. Detach hood release cable. Remove both dash side panels. Remove left and right lower dash trim panels. Remove glove box. Remove 7 screws securing center accessory console. Disconnect wires on accessory console, and remove
accessory console. Remove control cables at heater case.

2 . Remove 4 bolts securing steering column to instrument panel. Lower steering column. Remove 2 bolts from instrument panel mounts at far left and right sides of instrument panel. Remove defroster duct trim on top of dash. Remove instrument cluster screws. Pull instrument cluster out slightly. Disconnect electrical connections and speedometer cable from instrument cluster. Remove instrument cluster.

3 . Disconnect all electrical connectors from instrument panel. Remove parking brake console. Remove glove box. Remove bolts securing instrument panel support to floorpan. Remove all instrument panel mounting bolts. Remove instrument panel.

4 . Separate heater case from blower. Remove 3 nuts and pull heater case from firewall. Remove heater core access cover, and pull heater core from heater case. See Fig. 7 . To install, reverse removal procedure.

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Saturday, November 28th, 2009 AT 10:34 PM

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