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Heater core removal,is this fellows method feasable? #1018387 01/16/11 08:54 PM
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dave1223 Offline OP
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http://www.yotatech.com/f115/heater-core-leaking-225496/ last post by swampfox.Everyone else says the dash has to come out and it takes 5-7 hours to change the core,does this fellows method work?

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Re: Heater core removal,is this fellows method feasable? [Re: dave1223] #1018388 01/16/11 11:34 PM
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Well settle in for a long job and try to go out the side first, if it doesn't work for you then take the rest of the dash off.


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Re: Heater core removal,is this fellows method feasable? [Re: Rauch_Off_Road] #1018389 01/16/11 11:59 PM
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dave1223 Offline OP
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I wouldn't be doing the work,hands shot from pinched elbow nerves and I'm not mechanical.A funny thing is the windows get somewhat fogged on early morning startup but will not fog the rest of the day with the defrost on.Had a slight leak at the clamp in the engine compartment which I tightened down a few days back but still get a little fluid on the passenger side rubber mat..sometimes green,sometimes clear looking.Could this be a build up in the heater core box?Never any anti-freeze smell.

Re: Heater core removal,is this fellows method feasable? [Re: dave1223] #1018390 01/19/11 06:19 AM
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It's a job that take some time and patience, but no big skills or special tools. A beginner could do it. Just have a sheet of cardboard handy to organize your hardware Below are some pics from when I rewired my whole truck in preparation for an engine swap.


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All that blue tape is labels for the different connectors on the wiring harness. It was a great project and lots of fun. -- Matt

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Re: Heater core removal,is this fellows method feasable? [Re: dave1223] #1018391 01/19/11 07:22 AM
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Seems to me it might be the valve; if you lay under the truck and look straight up the firewall on the pax side, I think you'll see it.

Floor would be wet if the core.

Tip for whoever gets to be the lucky person; pull the seat, esp if you're big.


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Re: Heater core removal,is this fellows method feasable? [Re: kewlynx] #1018392 01/19/11 01:44 PM
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dave1223 Offline OP
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The floor does get that little drip onto the passenger side rubber mat..just above that floor vent.Always have plenty of heat.

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Re: Heater core removal,is this fellows method feasable? [Re: dave1223] #1018393 01/19/11 01:51 PM
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Re: Heater core removal,is this fellows method feasable? [Re: dave1223] #1018394 01/29/11 10:14 AM
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myyota Offline
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On an 84-88 truck or 4Runner it takes about four hours to change the heater core. Ive replaced the heater cores on two 86 4Runners, the first heater core i did took a little over five hours, but the second one only took about four hours because i knew were everything was and what had to come a part. The complete dash does have to be removed, but its not as hard as it looks, it more time consuming than anything else.


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Re: Heater core removal,is this fellows method feasable? [Re: dave1223] #1106108 03/21/21 04:51 PM
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yodta Offline
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Good to see this forum still up and running. I've been putting off this heater core job for a few years with my 87 parked for a while now. Probably hit it sometime this spring. I moved to a 2002 Tacoma several years ago, but miss the 87 a bit. Different feel in those old 80s trucks. Mine's slow and beat up, but I like that just about everything in it is mechanical.

Hope all are doing well.


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Re: Heater core removal,is this fellows method feasable? [Re: dave1223] #1106109 03/21/21 09:42 PM
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