Heater core replacement - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



1978 - 1996 Big Bronco SPONSORED BY:

Heater core replacement

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-19-2011, 12:14 AM
Suppoko Suppoko is offline
Freshman User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 49
Suppoko is starting off with a positive reputation.
Heater core replacement

I started smelling coolant in the vents when the heat/air was on and the inside of the windshield frosted over late in the winter. I took it to a shop they said it was the heater core and it would cost 900 to fix, I don't know much but I thought that was pretty damned high. Is this something I can do on my own or am I going to have to pay the 900?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-19-2011, 07:00 AM
b4hntn b4hntn is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Longview, TX
Posts: 2,017
b4hntn is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.b4hntn is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
You now know not to take anything to that shop again.

Not seeing the year in you signature, I'll tell you the 1992 + are easy. Remove the glove box. Remove about six screws off the heater box cover. Disconnect the hoses of course and it comes right out. Put some RTV around the new tubing at the firewall to seal it.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-19-2011, 08:57 AM
Suppoko Suppoko is offline
Freshman User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 49
Suppoko is starting off with a positive reputation.
Sorry, it's a 96 351w EB edition
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-19-2011, 09:57 AM
AbandonedBronco's Avatar
AbandonedBronco AbandonedBronco is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 5,983
AbandonedBronco has a great reputation on FTE.AbandonedBronco has a great reputation on FTE.AbandonedBronco has a great reputation on FTE.AbandonedBronco has a great reputation on FTE.AbandonedBronco has a great reputation on FTE.
That shop is either: A) Completely ignorant or B) A bunch of scam artists.

My Chrysler LeBaron had to have been thee most difficult heater core replacement I've ever known. The entire dash had to come out. The steering wheel had to be disconnected and dropped. Center console and shifter had to be removed. The visors had to be removed! (Visors were covering A pillar panels, which were covering the side panels, which were covering the dash screws, etc, etc.)

A shop wanted $600 - $700 to do it. I don't blame them. It took me 8 hours in a professional shop to do it myself.


My Bronco.... It took me 30 minutes and a wrench.
You remove the glove box. Undo the bolts holding the heater box to the outside firewall. Remove heater core, put in new heater core. Tighten bolts back down. Replace glove box.

If someone's charging you $900 to do that.....
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heater Core Replacement JasonBrod 1997 - 2003 F150 5 10-04-2012 03:05 PM
1985 f250 heater core f150rd 1980 - 1986 Bullnose F100, F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 8 12-19-2011 08:55 AM
97 Ranger - No Heat R202INT Cooling, Heating, Ventilation & A/C 4 11-19-2007 11:46 AM
E250 heater core 73Riviera 1968-2013 Full Size Vans 0 09-08-2006 03:08 PM
1958 Heater Core tkbowman 1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 2 02-12-2001 07:34 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Tags
1978, 1992, 60, 87, box, bronco, core, escape, f250, ford, heater, removal, replace, replacement, smell, truck

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:23 PM.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.