Replacing the heater core

Tiny
HAYLEET
  • 1995 FORD RANGER

Heater problem

4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 130000 miles I need to replace the heater core and I'm wondering if there are specific steps to take and just how hard of a job this is. Anything special tips I should keep in mind?

Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 AT 2:39 PM

4 Replies

Tiny
DAVE H
  • EXPERT
  • 13,496 POSTS

HEATER CORE
Removal & Installation
Drain coolant from radiator. Disconnect heater hoses from heater core, and plug openings. See Fig. 3 . In passenger compartment, remove 4 screws from heater core access cover on plenum assembly.
Remove access cover. Pull heater core rearward and down while removing it from plenum. To install, reverse removal procedure.
Fig. 3: Identifying Heater Assembly
Courtesy of FORD MOTOR CO.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/266999_heater_2.jpg

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
-1
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
GREG SONNE
  • MEMBER

Do I have to take the dash out or not cause it differs from yr to yr I got a 95 ranger

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
+1
Friday, June 9th, 2017 AT 3:49 PM
Tiny
2CARPROS KEN
  • ADMIN
  • 11,755 POSTS

Hello,

On some of the rangers there is a trap door that enables you to remove the core without removing the heater box. But if you don't have that then this will give you an idea of what you are in for when doing the job. Diagram (below).

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-heater-core

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/re-charge-an-air-conditioner-system

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
-1
Monday, June 12th, 2017 AT 2:33 PM
Tiny
GREG SONNE
  • 1995 FORD TRUCK
  • 1.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • 140,000 MILES

It is different from year to year on my truck listed above? Do I have to tear out the dash or is it easier?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
-1
Monday, June 12th, 2017 AT 2:33 PM (Merged)

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides