A Honda dealer is probably going to charge 6.5 man/hours to change it and around $300 for the part. So all total it might be as high as $850 for a dealer to do. Some shops will beat that in price and if you get a core that is not genuine Honda parts it might save some.
As for if the core is leaking, turn your heat on and run it for a while. If the radiator fluid runs on the floor, smells like radiotr fluid, and your windows fog up a lot, then it is the heater core leaking.
If you are mechanically inclined, buy you a Chiltons manual, and follow it step by step and replace it yourself. Should take you a weekend of good work.
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007 AT 4:39 PM