Read your thread and cannot open the link, can you tell my how to access it? still in the learning mode. I can see it's a document but cannot figure what to do next.
Thanks and I owe you a beer or two :>), its collecting that's the problem.
You have to do something with your gallery, like post a pic of a "REAL TRUCK", I clicked on it and got a Toyota (puke) 1st and a Jeep (belched) the second time., thought I scre---- up the 1st time but knew I didn't the 2nd. Common man. :>) give us a real truck pic.
Have a nice thanksgiving, Hojolabo
The long and the short of it THERE IS NO EASY WAY The dash HAS to come out to gain acess to the heater box the heater box has to come out and taken apart to replace the core. THERE IS NO SHORT CUT/ EASY WAY...........SORRY Hope this didn't spoil your turkey dinner
alright, the thread can die now. i did this like 2 weeks ago. its not that bad.
Originally Posted by TruckinAL
Not that big of a deal ! 8 hrs work thats all
8 hrs? yeah ok. stop taking breaks and quitcherbitchin about it. im 16, and i did it in 4.
only tip i have is: if you cant get to the quick connects, dont waste your time. cut the metal ends off the heatercore side and pull the hoses through the firewall from the engine bay. i DID end up taking EVERY panel off the dash, but youtube the subject and theres videos on how to do it easier.
oh yeah, to save ALOT of time, get a drill with a 1/4 inch adapter on it with some sockets. i think all the sizes were 6,7, and 8mm.
I see there as a six year lapse in this thread and that 16 year old
whiz kid is now 22 y.o. I've gone three straight winters in Atlanta, GA
without a heater. I would be nice if that DOC file were to be made available
somehow. I guess I will peruse youtube for the instructions mentioned.
Mine is a 2000 F-150
I 'll say this. I would ten times rather lose the heater than the A/C. I can bundle up like an Alaskan in the winter but I cant take the heat on a sunny
I doubt if a 16 yr old kid did it in 4 hrs . Not to say it can't be done because I've done it . My point is you've would have done this more than once or twice (LOL) .
Being a certified Ford tech working flat rate you don't take more time than needed. If he did it in four hours I'd like to see how many nuts & bolts he had left over. at his own admission it sounds like a hack job
I'm going into my 4th year with no heater on my yr 2000 F150
only now I realize it is also a safety issue. Last night I had to drive
about ten miles and ice kept forming on the windshield every 30 seconds
and I had to drive down the road with my head out the window and no goggles with sleet and snow hitting me in the face. That defroster
for the windshield is sometimes very essential to safe driving.
I dont know if they say it is 8 hours and the dealer charges now about
$100 buck an hour plus parts it could be well over a $1000 dollar job.
Thats why I havent done it on a 16 year old dented up truck.
Maybe I just need to move or sell it much further south where heaters
are not ever an issue. I hope the newer vehicles are designed a little
better so that a heater core replacement job is not so difficult.
Also one of my main worries is that even if I try it, with all the electrical
stuff and connections.... I might put it back together and find I have
created many other problems etc.
I'll try to find some you tube videos where someone makes it look easy.