1993 Pontiac Grand Am changing heater core

Tiny
MOOBRI34
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  • 1993 PONTIAC GRAND AM
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
Trying to get console out to change heater core need help removing shifter handle
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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 2:26 PM

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HEATER CORE REMOVAL:

Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
Raise and safely support the front of the vehicle.
If necessary, remove the rear lateral transaxle strut mount.
Detach the drain tube, then disconnect the heater hoses from the core tubes.
Carefully lower the vehicle.
Remove the console if equipped.
Unfasten and remove the sound insulators, console extensions and/or steering column filler, as required.
On some models it may be necessary to remove the steering column opening filler.
Remove the floor or console outlet ductwork and hoses.
Remove the heater core access cover.
Unfasten the heater core mounting clamps/bolts, then extract the heater core from the vehicle.

CENTER CONSOLE REMOVAL

Apply the parking brake, and place blocks of wood on the sides of the drive wheels to prevent the vehicle from moving.
Move the shift lever to the neutral position.
Disconnect the negative battery cable for safety purposes.
Using a suitable tool, remove the shift knob retainer from the slot in the lower portion of the knob. If equipped, unplug the electrical connector at the base of the shifter, under the boot, and remove the shift knob.


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Remove the console trim plate by pulling upward gently to disengage the retaining clips. Unplug the electrical connectors and set the trim plate aside.
Remove the fasteners that retain the console.
Carefully lift the console enough to access the electrical connections. Unplug the electrical connections, and remove the console from the vehicle.
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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 AT 9:48 PM

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