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nwander
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From: ames ia
Registered: Mar 2004

posted 06-12-2005 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nwander        Reply w/Quote
i have an 88 turbo coupe and need to replace the heater core. has any one done this and could anyone offer me any help or ideas as to where it is located and what is the best way to get to it. also is it worth it for me to do it or pay for the five hours of labor the dealer is gogin to charge me.
any help would be great.

thank you
nicholas

trashline
Gearhead

Posts: 2230
From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 06-17-2005 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
dude are you crazy do it yourself check this out also two sites about turbo coupes i have found are:
turbotbird.com and turboford.org hit them up plenty of info

this is the page on how to replace without pulling the entire dash:
http://www.turbotbird.com/techinfo/Heater_Core/heater_core_replacement.htm

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88 thunderbird TC 2.3L
66 mustang 200ci 3 speed
68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
79 f150 300 3 onda tree

JoeCool
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Posts: 4
From: West Covina, CA - USA
Registered: Jul 2005

posted 07-14-2005 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeCool        Reply w/Quote
It's not a hard job, just tedious and time consuming if you want to do it right. I've heard of guys doing it in four hours or less, but only after they have one or two replacements under their belt. I did mine and took two days for dismantling (being VERY careful), five days waiting for a new connector to arrive that I managed to break, and a day-and-a-half for reassembly. There's a really good writeup at the CoolCats site.

IMHO crazy is paying someone $700 - $1200 to do it for you!

HTH.

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trashline
Gearhead

Posts: 2230
From: Levittown, Pa
Registered: Dec 2003

posted 07-17-2005 06:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for trashline        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by JoeCool:
It's not a hard job, just tedious and time consuming if you want to do it right. I've heard of guys doing it in four hours or less, but only after they have one or two replacements under their belt. I did mine and took two days for dismantling (being VERY careful), five days waiting for a new connector to arrive that I managed to break, and a day-and-a-half for reassembly. There's a really good writeup at the CoolCats site.

IMHO crazy is paying someone $700 - $1200 to do it for you!

HTH.


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88 thunderbird TC 2.3L
66 mustang 200ci 3 speed
68 Fairlane 289 w/ auto
79 f150 300 3 onda tree

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JoeCool
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From: West Covina, CA - USA
Registered: Jul 2005

posted 07-18-2005 04:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JoeCool        Reply w/Quote
Found it doing a google search for something car related - I forget what. Howdy! Con't get away from me, can you?

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