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How do you replace a heater core from a 1995 Ford Escort without taking the whole dash out?


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2015-07-15 19:40:33
2015-07-15 19:40:33

the dash has to come out no two ways about it.

Buy some radweld it worked for me

this does not help me take it out nob end

I just went through this nightmare with a 94 escort and it is a pain. The heater core is located in the worst possible location as the instrument panel, dash and trim, environment controllers have to be removed. The speedometer cable has to be disconnected from the engine compartment and from the instrument console. The biggest pain for me was trying to figure out where all the bolts are located that hold down the dash board. The 2 manuals I have only listed 4 bolts down below the console, and I had a hard time figuring out where the rest of them were. There are 2 bolts on each side next to the door fronts and 3 bolts right under the windshield that are accessed by removing the plastic defroster trim in front of the dash. It is held down by one central screw and a bunch of clips. I still have screws left over after putting things back together so try to document where everything comes from... Good luck


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Go buy a service manual. This procedure is difficult. It includes taking the whole dash off.

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