1997 Taurus heater core

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Old 02-25-07, 10:13 AM
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Red face 1997 Taurus heater core

Need to change the heater core in 1997 Taurus wagon,3.0l with auto. All suggestions on how to do it and without leftover parts appreciated.Thanks to all who reply.
 
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Old 02-25-07, 10:20 AM
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try this on for size. Be sure to take note of step 3.

http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?ForwardPage=/az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/1a/fb/d8/0900823d801afbd8.jsp


I prefer the "I paid somebody else to do it" method for a heater core on one of these things.
 
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Old 02-25-07, 11:49 AM
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Have done some Fords.............and a lot of Chrysler/Dodge products for evaporator cores...........The Fords are a real pain cause you have to strip out many of the dash components to access hidden bolts..........NOT for the average DIYer........
 
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Have done some Fords.............and a lot of Chrysler/Dodge products for evaporator cores...........The Fords are a real pain cause you have to strip out many of the dash components to access hidden bolts..........NOT for the average DIYer........
So if it's not for the DIY person, that leaves the garage...and at say $65/hr., just what might one expect the bill to be? And is there some site where a person can look up price quotes, like how some garages do, when they look up how many hours the job is supposed to take, in that one book that they go by?

If a car is old enough and with enough miles on, one might have to seriously consider if the money is worth it, maybe.
 
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The average DIYer will not have the patience or the tools required to do this job properly (IMHO)........Now.........If he, let's say. explodes the passenger airbag..........How much money will he be saving then?????..........and $65/hr will seem cheap when (and IF ) he gets out of the ER........
OOPS......... Had to edit.............Forgot to ask how he's gonna recover the 134A prior to removing the accumulator ????........
AND........If he's real smart he'll probably replace the Evap core while the box is open..........It's a good bet that once it's apart he'll realize he NEVER wants to do this again
 

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[QUOTE=DaVeBoy;1132550]So if it's not for the DIY person, that leaves the garage...and at say $65/hr., just what might one expect the bill to be? And is there some site where a person can look up price quotes, like how some garages do, when they look up how many hours the job is supposed to take, in that one book that they go by?
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http://www.bedlib.org/ebsco.html

and then click on the"auto repair reference center"
 
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I hope that JustforMe replies back on what he plans to do. Sounds like a pretty big (and probably frustrating) job.
 
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