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Old 11-05-2004, 04:24 PM
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Unhappy HELP Heater Core Replacement Diagram

Son has 97 Ranger and the Heater Core needs to be replaced. Before he decides to blow up the truck, could someone PLEASE tell me where I can get a diagram on where all the screws etc. are located so he can at least get the Heater Core Out. ASAP!!
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Old 11-05-2004, 08:11 PM
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you need to get yourself a HAYNES repair manual ,available at most parts stores .it has the info you need and some that might come in handy later on.hope this helps......KC



Haynes Repair Manual Ford Ranger '93 thru '00 #36071
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Old 11-05-2004, 08:20 PM
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Also, the Chilton manual (or something very close to it) seems to be available online at autozone.com .
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You will REALLY need a manual and a FULL day, it requires the removal of the instument panel.

Heater Core
Removal and Installation

Allow the engine (6007) to cool. Following all safety precautions (refer to Section 03-03 ) and using a thick cloth, turn radiator cap slowly to the first stop. Step back while pressure is released. When the pressure has been released, tighten the radiator cap on the radiator.

Disconnect the heater water hoses (18472) from the heater core (18476) and plug the heater water hoses.

In the passenger compartment, remove the instrument panel (04320). Refer to Section 01-12 .

Remove heater air plenum chamber (18471). Refer to Removal and Installation, Air Plenum Chamber and Duct in this section.

Remove heater core from heater air plenum chamber. For installation, follow removal procedures in reverse order.


Instrument Panel, Ranger
Removal and Installation

Disconnect battery ground cable (14301).

Disconnect wiring connectors in engine compartment.

Remove two bolts retaining hood latch control handle and cable (16916) and lower cable and two bolts attaching parking brake release.

Move transfer case control to far forward position.

Remove instrument panel steering column cover (04459) by removing two (2) screws and pulling on cover to release grasshopper clips.

Remove bolt to bracket at right of accelerator pedal.

Remove instrument panel steering column reinforcement by removing six (6) screws.

Remove TK yoke by removing two (2) nuts from cross vehicle beam.

Open fuse panel door, and remove two (2) bolts attaching instrument panel to cowl (A pillar beam).

On right side of instrument panel lower, remove one (1) bolt.

Remove one (1) threadless fastener and two (2) pushpins attaching insulator to lower right-hand instrument panel .

Lift edge of defroster grille, using a flat wooden dowel, then pull up on defroster grille to release clips and tension tabs. Remove defroster grille.

Remove four (4) bolts at top of instrument panel.

Disconnect all electrical connections at rear of instrument panel.

Remove instrument panel.



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Item Part Number Description
1 046B62 Instrument Panel Defroster Opening Grille
2 043C18 Passenger Air Bag Opening Cover Assembly
3 N808849-S36 Screw (6 Req'd)
4 N805949-S36B Screw (2 Req'd)
5 04304 Instrument Panel Assembly
6 1006024 Glove Box
7 N803613-S Pushpin (1 Req'd)
8 N803362-S Rivet (2 Req'd)
9 04398 Instrument Panel Sound Insulation
10 385754-S36B Screw (2 Req'd)
11 044C92 Instrument Panel Finish Center Bracket
12 N807122-S411 Screw (12 Req'd)
13 N806886-S36 Nut (1 Req'd)
14 043A50 Instrument Panel Brace
15 N606677-S36 Screw (2 Req'd)
16 04810 Instrument Panel Ash Receptacle
17 N803876-S36 Screw (10 Req'd)
18 044D70 Instrument Panel Finish Panel (Center)
19 04371 Instrument Panel Radio Opening Panel
20 044D82 Instrument Panel Cover Access Cover
21 04459 Instrument Panel Steering Column Cover
22 017A28 Instrument Panel Steering Column Opening Cover Reinforcement
23 — Nut (2 Req'd)
24 044C86 Instrument Panel Steering Column Opening Center Reinforcement
25 N803877-S411 Screw (4 Req'd)
26 7A110 Transmission Range Indicator
27 10849 Instrument Cluster
28 045D62 Instrument Panel Fuse Panel Opening Door
29 044D70 Instrument Panel Finish Panel (Cluster)
A — Tighten to 26-34 Nm
(20-25 Lb-Ft)
B — Tighten to 10-14 Nm
(7-10 Lb-Ft)
C — Tighten to 1-2 Nm
(9-18 Lb-In)
D — Tighten to 2-3 Nm
(18-26 Lb-In)

If replacing instrument panel, transfer all components to new instrument panel.

For installation, follow removal procedures in reverse order.

When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.


Air Plenum Chamber and Duct

Removal

Disconnect the battery ground cable.

Remove heater water hoses (18472) fromheater core (18476) and plug heater water hoses as described in this section.

Remove the heater plenum chamber case (18A484).

Remove the remaining nuts which secure the heater air plenum chamber (18471) to the dash panel on the engine side of the panel.

In the passenger compartment, remove the instrument panel (04320), following procedures given in Section 01-12 .

Pull heater air plenum chamber from the dash panel and remove from the vehicle.

Installation

Position the heater air plenum chamber to the dash panel, aligning the studs with the holes in the panel.

Install the nuts on the studs at the dash panel in the engine compartment.

Install heater plenum chamber case.

Install the heater water hoses on the heater core.

Install the instrument panel, following procedures given in Section 01-12 .

Connect the battery ground cable. Check system for proper installation.
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WOW. Does not look that easy. My heater core went out on my 97. The lowest estimate i got was 600 bucks. So i just by passed the core and drove it for 2 more years then sold it and got a 2001 4x4.If u do this just make sure u have gloves blanket and a good Jacket.
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