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Old 05-09-2010, 09:39 AM   #11
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If you have the dash out, replace the heater core anyways.
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only buy a ford heater core...
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:58 PM   #13
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you said you were going to take the dash out anyway.....best time to change the heater core. good luck.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:43 PM   #14
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yeah thats the plan. is the ford heater core a dealer part only? or is that something i can order online? should i bother cheaking on anything else while i am in there like the ac condensor?
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:32 PM   #15
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the ac condenser is on the front of the car next to the radiator. The only way to check it that I know of is with one of those laser thermometer guns. So if the ac gives is giving you trouble, it would be cheaper to take it to someone that has the tools to do so.
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Highly recommend you replace the heater core with a quality, high capacity unit. Ford OEM would be best. I got one from Autozone before pulling the dash. Found it was much smaller (and likely lower quality) than what the factory installed. I also replaced the A/C Evaporator core at the same time. About $60-$75 but if you are having slow leaks in your AC, might be your culprit. I installed a new one, changed over to R134A and still had a leak. Be sure to change to the new R134A o-rings (green vs black). New o-rings solved the slow A/C leak.
One last piece of advice...the grommet where the A/C water drain is (between the Heater box and the firewall) has to be installed with the lip THROUGH the firewall. If not, the water condensate during A/C operation will not all drip to the ground....you will have a lake in the passenger side floor pan. I put on a brass 1/4" brass elbow (threaded on on side and ****** for a hose on the other.) Put on a drain hose routed to the frame on the pass side. No more water leak, good A/C and good heat. Enjoy
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Highly recommend you replace the heater core with a quality, high capacity unit. Ford OEM would be best. I got one from Autozone before pulling the dash. Found it was much smaller (and likely lower quality) than what the factory installed. I also replaced the A/C Evaporator core at the same time. About $60-$75 but if you are having slow leaks in your AC, might be your culprit. I installed a new one, changed over to R134A and still had a leak. Be sure to change to the new R134A o-rings (green vs black). New o-rings solved the slow A/C leak.
One last piece of advice...the grommet where the A/C water drain is (between the Heater box and the firewall) has to be installed with the lip THROUGH the firewall. If not, the water condensate during A/C operation will not all drip to the ground....you will have a lake in the passenger side floor pan. I put on a brass 1/4" brass elbow (threaded on on side and ****** for a hose on the other.) Put on a drain hose routed to the frame on the pass side. No more water leak, good A/C and good heat. Enjoy
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lol He has been stuck in a time machine, join date 2003 with 25 posts.
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Hell I think 20 of those posts are from today. Reviving threads left and right
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Trying to help out folks. Won't bother anymore. I don't misspell enough words to post on this site.....See ya'
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