boy you sure picked a good one i know this sounds bad but its the easiest way i found first remove your hood followed by your passengerside fender to get to all the bolts you need next remove the heaterr hoses
next unbolt the housing and remove the outside half unfortunately you now have to go inside and remove the glove box and the ductwork from the passengerside as well you should be able to see the heater core by now if it still has the factory heater core it will probably be stuck (i used a small pry bar)after alot of twisting and turning it will com out if yours does like mine did but dont worry to much 'cause the new one slipped right in Good luck man and if it not to much trouble roll'em one time for me
Remove the heater core water supply hoses from your 1979 Chevy Corvette. Remove the heater core retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install the new heater core.
The heater core is located under the hood in the heater box where the blower motor is. Remove the heater hoses then the box can be unbolted and removed.
With some modifications anything could happen but is better if you get the dash wiring for the 79 firebird.
If this is the original heater core it may be stuck to the firewall and you will have to pry it off. Make sure that there are no other bolt holding it!!!
Yes. The firebird and camaro use the same chassis. Use mounts and headers for a camaro, and you'll be all set.
There is a valve which controls the flow of coolant to the heater core, which is a small radiator located inside the passenger compartment. If this valve is open, hot coolant will be pumped into the heater core, which will get hot and warm the air passing over it. If the lever or temperature selector in your vehicle does not control that valve, then the cable is broken, or the electrical control device is not working.
They will fit but the trim and materials may not match
on the inner side of the brake rotor, it's held in with a grease seal.
Bolt on no. With modification yes. You will just use parts of it.
You picked an extremely difficult one.......It would be best to get a Chilton's or Haynes for this. I will tell you that it requires pulling the passenger side fender and inner fender well to gain access to it. Some of the later models....such as your '79 have an impression in the fender well that you can cut and bend down to gain access. When done, you bend it back up and seal it.
your ac fan motor is probably bad (the motor has different speeds, one speed maybe bad), or swicth is bad (alot cheaper to fix) The blower high relay on the top of the evaporator under the hood by the firewall passenger side is not working, may need to replace it.
I am not sure, but it sounds like your heater core may be leaking. You may be lucky, and only have a hose leak. But most of the time its the core that goes bad and needs fixed or replaced. You may check under your hood and look at the two hoses that go into the fire wall on the right side of the car. If your lucky one may be leaking at the clamp and only need to replace that clamp. But most of the time it will be the heater core in the fire wall that's the problem and need's replaced or fixed. If you need to drive the car before getting it fixed. You can take both the hose's off the core at the fire wall. And connect them both together with a two or three inch pipe and two clamps. This way you can still drive your car until you get time to have it fixed. Be ware though that by placing both hoses together you will not have a heater. Good Luck M.C.S. The Missouri Crack Shot.......
The blower motor on all 70-81 Firebirds and T/As is located behind the passenger side fender. Complete pain to change. The best way is to pull the hood and the passenger side fender and inner fender well. Some people simply cut a hole in the inner fender well to get to the fan and heater core. Suggestion.....if you do either of these procedures, change out the heater core while you are in there. Save you from doing it again when it finally goes.
Some Pontiacs came from the factory with Chevy engines. If this is the case on your 79 firebird, then the transmission will bolt up to a 350 Chevy. If the car came with a Pontiac engine, then the bolt pattern is different and would not bolt up.
Not that is not true. They used gold Pontiac Firebird Esprits. Started with 76 models then went to 78 models. They never used the 79 model. Three cars were used each season. They all had Firebird Formula engines but were all Esprits.
I had this problem on a car once. If it won't shift by itself, but it does shift when you go through the gears manually, it's the vacuum modulator. Replace it and you'll be good to go.
A complete rear end? If so, any 70-81 Firebird, Trans Am or Camaro. Keep a couple things in mind. ALL Trans Ams were equipped with a positrac....but the Z28 may or may not be. Also, a lot of 79-81 Trans Ams will have disc brake rear ends. You'd need to change your master cylinder and proportioning valve if you don't have a disc brake rear now.
What year? Most are rear disc from some where around 79 and on?
it costs about 79-99 dollars depending on where you go to get it repaired.
== == AutoZone has a nice step-by-step guide at http://www.autozone.com/az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/1b/e9/79/0900823d801be979/repairInfoPages.htm If they change their site, the original answer to this question follows.... changed one in a 1990 just today,first off,the water pump will most likely need replaced,,if there the same<90 95> which in my research 1990 to 96 or 98are the same this is what we did disconnect battery then remove the panels right under your glove box to expose the heater core you have to disconnect the hose from the heater core from under the hood "very tight squeeze"then pull the heater core out from in the van and put new one in sounds simple but its not that took three to 4 hours and we are not done, know the water pump needs replaced.."good luck"if your hoses are the origanal you may need to cut them out."we did" you will be told to remove the whole dash to get to heater core we did not, be very careful with new heater core putting it back up in there, but it should just fit back in the way you took out the old one.maybe i can go out and take pictures for you..anyway if the 90 and 95 are different im sorry but i was told there the same so good luck "its a royal pain"if you have more specific question please ask. all yeah drain the antifreeze out the screws we removed were 7mm you need pliers you need clamps and possibly new hose
It is not "OA 79" it is "0A79", that is the digit zero not the letter "O".The designation of 0A79 is inherited from old designation system for Vacuum Tubes.0 - 0V heater/filament or no heater/filament meaning a Cold Cathode deviceA - Low Current Diode79 - an arbitrary unique number identifying the specific device type, in this case a solid state germanium diode not a vacuum diode or gas diode
They can be: 79+79+79+79+79+79+79+47 = 600
79 + 79 = 158