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10-12-04, 12:02 PM   #1  
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mustang heater core

i have a 89 notchback, 5.0, i am thinking of taking the heater core out, I have never did a heater core job, is this difficlult to do on the mustang,?

 
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10-12-04, 12:25 PM   #2  
You'll have to remove the dash, then this'll help:
http://50stangs.com/techarticles/heatercore.html
It is a PITA, but do-able
That's why the heat wasn't hooked up huh?

 
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10-12-04, 12:28 PM   #3  
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yeah it seemed that wehn the motor was installed or whatever, the neck on the heater core broke off

 
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10-12-04, 12:51 PM   #4  
Ouch!
That smarts

 
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10-12-04, 12:52 PM   #5  
If you do it all I can say is leave a lot of time and be patient with the dash
There's just not an easy, quick way to get it out

 
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10-12-04, 09:15 PM   #6  
I agree. Patience is what its all about. My brother had no mechanical skills whatsoever and he was able to replace the heater core in his 88 gt. It took him about a week, doing a little each day, but no problems with it. Take your time and remember where all the screws go. There are many.

 
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10-14-04, 08:32 AM   #7  
This really isn't too bad a job....thanks for the link post slickshift!!! that tech writeup is pretty good, and has tons of pictures. Once the dash is out, the heatercore can be swapped out in under an hour.

IF your car does not have factory a/c, you can change out the heatercore right through the glove box. If it does, you've got to do this the hardway.

I've "heard" you can unbolt and swing the dash down rather than removing and unsnaking all the wires out. You'll have to try that. Don't get too carried away pulling every screw in site, as there are only a few screws that hold the dash on, just take your time, and you can easily start and finish this on a sat, maybe a sat and sun.

 
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