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Old 01-18-2009, 01:15 PM   #1
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Can anyone give me some tips on getting to the heater core from inside the car?

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Old 01-18-2009, 01:21 PM   #2
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easy remove the heater hoses from the engine bay side of the heater core. remove the glove box, remove the black cover over the heater core under the dash. i think there is like 2 screws that hold the heater core in the car. remove them and wiggle that sob out. reinstall the same way.
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theres no write up for the heater core on ls1howto.com
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easy remove the heater hoses from the engine bay side of the heater core. remove the glove box, remove the black cover over the heater core under the dash. i think there is like 2 screws that hold the heater core in the car. remove them and wiggle that sob out. reinstall the same way.
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theres no write up for the heater core on ls1howto.com

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Old 01-19-2009, 06:39 AM   #7
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Sorry no pictures but here is the text from ALLDATA


HEATER CORE REPLACEMENT

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

Drain the engine coolant. Refer to Draining and Filling Cooling System in Cooling System.
Remove the heater hoses assembly.
Remove the heater core tube clamp bolt.
Remove the heater core tube clamp.
Remove the heater core shroud seal.
Remove the heater rear case bolts (2).
Remove the heater rear case.
7.1. Side the heater rear case downward in order to disengage the upper case clip.
7.2. Remove the heater rear case.

Remove the Instrument Panel (IP) compartment door.
Remove the heater core clamp bolt (3).
Remove the heater core clamp.
Remove the heater core (1).

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

Install the heater core.
Install the heater core clamp. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
Install the heater core clamp bolt.
Tighten
Tighten the heater core clamp bolt to 1.8 N.m (16 lb in) .

Use the following steps in order to install the heater rear case.
4.1. Slide the heater rear case upward into position until the upper clip engages.
4.2. Engage the snap on the left edge of the heater rear case to the distributor case.
4.3. Install the bolts to the heater rear case.
Tighten
Tighten the heater rear case bolts to 2.0 N.m (18 lb in) .

Install the heater core shroud seal.
Install the heater core tube clamp.
Install the heater core tube clamp bolt.
Tighten
Tighten the heater core tube clamp bolt to 2 N.m (18 lb in) .

Install the Instrument Panel (IP) compartment door.
Install the heater hoses assembly.
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HEATER CORE REPLACEMENT

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

Drain the engine coolant. Refer to Draining and Filling Cooling System in Cooling System.
Remove the heater hoses assembly.
Remove the heater core tube clamp bolt.
Remove the heater core tube clamp.
Remove the heater core shroud seal.
Remove the heater rear case bolts (2).
Remove the heater rear case.
7.1. Side the heater rear case downward in order to disengage the upper case clip.
7.2. Remove the heater rear case.

Remove the Instrument Panel (IP) compartment door.
Remove the heater core clamp bolt (3).
Remove the heater core clamp.
Remove the heater core (1).

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

Install the heater core.
Install the heater core clamp. NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
Install the heater core clamp bolt.
Tighten
Tighten the heater core clamp bolt to 1.8 N.m (16 lb in) .

Use the following steps in order to install the heater rear case.
4.1. Slide the heater rear case upward into position until the upper clip engages.
4.2. Engage the snap on the left edge of the heater rear case to the distributor case.
4.3. Install the bolts to the heater rear case.
Tighten
Tighten the heater rear case bolts to 2.0 N.m (18 lb in) .

Install the heater core shroud seal.
Install the heater core tube clamp.
Install the heater core tube clamp bolt.
Tighten
Tighten the heater core tube clamp bolt to 2 N.m (18 lb in) .

Install the Instrument Panel (IP) compartment door.
Install the heater hoses assembly.
Thanks so much. this is going to help me out alot!

Once I get to the Alldata website, where do I go to find the write up on replacing the heater core?

thanks again.

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Old 01-19-2009, 11:45 AM   #9
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you have to subscribe to alldata to be able to get that info. I have it, it helps a little, but I still find more info on here than there.
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Look under Engine- Engine and cooling- Heater core removal. No dought there is a lot of undocumented GOOD info here on the site. Noting like haveing a good manual at your finger tips.
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I just completed the swap. It was pretty easy. heres what I did:
1. disconnect the battery
2. Remove the heater core hoses & remove the 6mm bolt & clamp that hold the hoses in place.
3.Open glove compartment, squeeze the sides together to disenguage the tabs that hold it in place.
4. remove the 3- 6mm screws that hold the glove compartment door on.
5. remove the heater core cover. This is a black, plastic cover that sorted has a elbow shape to it.
6. remove the heater core clamp which is one 6mm screw and pull heater core out.

bingo bango

This was alot easier than I thought it would be. Removing the old heater core and installing the new heater core took me about 1 -1.5 hours.
Basically what "Jsteele90" said
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well just fyi there may be an aftermarket alarm brain behind the glove compartment
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:31 AM   #13
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well just fyi there may be an aftermarket alarm brain behind the glove compartment
[/sarcasmon] There might be an aftermarket remote start unit in there too! [/sarcasmoff]
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does this procedure the same for a V6 camaro 2000 ?
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