You can't get there from here. The dash has got to come out, or at least partially, enough to work in behind it. I usually don't remove a dash entirely. I usually take it loose enough to "swing" it out of my way, lay it over on the passenger's side seat. I squeeze in behind the dash to access the heater core. As far as the A/C is concerned, I can't remember that far back to rememeber which side of the firewall that evap core is. If it is outside the firewall, under the hood, then you shouldn't have to touch the A/C anyway, but if it is inside the passenger's compartment, in the same box as the heater core, you have to discharge it.
behind the dash....
yes. it is located behind the dash
Bad news... Entire dash must be removed. My 1995 Thunderbird heater core failed in ealy December. Bypassed it. Dealer wants $800 for labor only.
Replace the heater core. It is leaking.
you might be able to just go through the back of the glovebox to get to the heater core
Cut both heater hoses and hook them together. Make the hose go from the motor to the radiator.
A 1000 watt generator cannot run a 1500 watt ceramic heater without having problems.
probably the heater core is plugged
My heater core went out in my 95 Thunderbird about 3 months ago. Unless you know a ton about cars, you're gonna have to take it to a mechanic. It will be anywhere from $400-$800 to get it put in. Sucks since it's a 20 dollar part. But you gotta do what you gotta do.
You can try Stop Leak, in an emergency. The only real repair is replacement.
put cooling system flush in the radiator and follow the directions but make sure the heater is on while you do it.it will clean both your cooling and heating systems.
much more difficult. Ford usually install the dash as a unit and the heater core goes in from the front. If you have nerve enough, remove the glovebox and you should be able to see the bulge where the heater core is. Cover should be plastic, carefully cut the housing big enough to remove the core, remove it, reinstall. Can be done, just takes a little time and effort. Not as much as doing it the "right" way. <2008-04-18> Agreed. Would suggest Bar's Leaks or just bypassing the heater core. I live in Florida, heater core has two uses -- (1) to "warm up" the cold AC, mine is VERY cold without the heater core, to where I have to periodically cycle the compressor. (2) to heat the defroster air. Without a heater core, the cold air on defrost winds up counter productive.
On the firewall, under the hood, you will find the inlet and outlet hoses.
The primary advantage to having a tankless water heater is that it saves energy. The water heater will eventually save money and end up helping the environment.
Be without Heater?
check the blower motor resistor
Without having a stop in the run you'll have to turn off the system, unless...If it is the hot water side you can turn it off at the water heater.
Under the hood in the fuse block you will see a large black block. This is the heater blower fuse.
6.6 hours including the a/c recharge plus parts....................
you have to remove the dash, get a Haynes manual Chilton's may be better rent from library) follow the remove dash instructions, heater core is slightly to the left of the glove box. remove heater core cover, remove hoses from heater core (engine compartment) pull out old core. pia job.
caused by leaking heater core not radiator heater it is under the dash hard ot get to if the leak is not to big use radiator stop leak otherwise fix is going to be big bucks
Well, I have a gold fish that lived without a heater more than 5 years, so I think that most of gold fishes can live without a heater, although my fish tank is near my radiator for few months now. :)
According to the 1996 Ford Thunderbird Owner Guide ( including heater ) For the 3.8 liter V6 ( the engine cooling system capacity is 12.6 U.S. quarts ) For the 4.6 V8 ( 14.1 quarts ) They came from the factory with a 50 / 50 mix of distilled water and GREEN color antifreeze ( meeting Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A )