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98 F-150 Heater core
#1
Hi Everybody,
I've got a friend with a 98 F150. He needs to replace the heater core. I called my mechanic who said it's $70.00 if it has an access door and $600.00 if it does not. His does not have the access door. I did a search and nothing came up here. has anybody here done this job and if so do you have any tips or hopefully shortcuts?
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#2
If I remember to tomorrow, ill see if i can send you a printout on a general idea on how its done. I think you also have to suck the refrigerant out of the a/c system. Dashboard has to be removed.

Just be glad its not a Explorer. I scare people away on the labor required for that.
ASE Master Tech with 15 years experience


Daily Driver: 1994 GMC Sonoma, Extended Cab, 2WD, with the 4.3 V6 Vortec.
Future plans/projects: Finishing that darn 64 Malibu SS
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#3
Thanks 78, I'll look for it. No big hurry. It won't be winter for awhile. I've heard the inner fender has to come off too. I guess deleting access doors was a cost cutting measure Detroit could just pass along to the customer.Confusedlap:
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#4
Well, my friend has a friend at the Ford dealership who got his labor reduced to $25 per hour rather than $95. So the truck is fixed for about $150.00.
78, are there any pictures of your Cutlass anywhere on the web?

Many thanks, John
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#5
I use to have a website for it, but AOL drop their webpage deal, so no.
ASE Master Tech with 15 years experience


Daily Driver: 1994 GMC Sonoma, Extended Cab, 2WD, with the 4.3 V6 Vortec.
Future plans/projects: Finishing that darn 64 Malibu SS
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