1985 Lincoln Town Car V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles
I have consulted my Haynes manual and several mechanics, as well as a numerous online sites. It appears that the combination of symptoms including the anti-freeze fog pouring out of my vents and the defroster's performance steadily getting worse are all indicators that my heater core has gone bad.
The part is cheap (less than $50), but for labor/installation I'm being quoted $300 to $600. Although I take care of my car, as old as it is, it's hardly worth that kind of money for a repair.
Now I'm looking at replacing the part myself, which involves the scary task of removing the dash. If anyone has any advice before I start on this project, it would be greatly appreciated.
I know I need to disconnect the negative battery terminal and drain the coolant.
Friday, February 1st, 2008 AT 1:50 PM