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  • hcevallos
  • 2000 Ford Expedition

Heater problem
2000 Ford Expedition V8 Automatic 98,000 miles

I have taken my car to the shop to get fixed and they said I need to replace the heater core. It is leaking and the cost is going to run about $850.00 to get it repaired. I am not able to pay that amount at the current time. Does that sound about right? How much does the part itself run?

Monday, July 12th, 2010 AT 12:56 PM

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  • merlin2021
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It does sound right! The part is cheap under 100.00, but the labor involved is heavy, the dash needs to be removed, the heater plenum(box) A/C discharged and the case is taken out opened up, the new core put in, reassembled. Not for the faint hearted! You could but a tube and put the two heater hoses together, this would temporarily solve your problem. You wont have heat until the actual repair is done.

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Monday, July 12th, 2010 AT 1:05 PM

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