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#1794369 - 06/19/09 09:07 AM replacing heater core on 98 crown vic?????
ltdman Offline
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Registered: 12/26/07
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hi today i noticed a film on the inside of the windows and when i turn the heat on i can smell antifreeze any advice on changing the heater core in a 98 crown victoria??? is there any tricks on this or a easy way thanks joe

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#1794414 - 06/19/09 10:40 AM Re: replacing heater core on 98 crown vic????? [Re: ltdman]
stalag Offline
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Registered: 03/29/09
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The heater core is buried in the dash. Read the body of knowledge (several articles) on removal of dash for various changes/tricks on doing this. Set aside a full day if you have not done this before.

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#1794733 - 06/19/09 06:39 PM Re: replacing heater core on 98 crown vic????? [Re: stalag]
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Registered: 04/16/08
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Loc: Garland, TX
yea its one massive job... Ford get a total FAIL from me on what it takes to remove it. where do u live... if you are in my part of the country and dont feel like u want to nor have the stuff or time to R&R the core??? i would just bypass it... freaking upper 90's here for the last week easy... and no site of anything even remotly considered cool until Oct for us now...lol...
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#1794972 - 06/19/09 11:58 PM Re: replacing heater core on 98 crown vic????? [Re: mustang_zulu]
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#1795031 - 06/20/09 01:46 AM Re: replacing heater core on 98 crown vic????? [Re: dRock96Marquis]
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I have a heater core NIB if you want it...
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#1795935 - 06/21/09 01:58 PM Re: replacing heater core on 98 crown vic????? [Re: TechnoWeenie]
Steve83 Offline
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Registered: 10/03/04
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Loc: Memphis, TN 38002, USA, Earth,...
More photos, including the secret to that stud that won't come out. ;\)

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#1796329 - 06/22/09 12:58 AM Re: replacing heater core on 98 crown vic????? [Re: Steve83]
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when my blend door motor failed, i took it to my dealer and had them replace it. i told them to replace the heater core while they were in there.

i did not want to mess with all that crap. it was the best $500 i ever spent. yes, the $500 included all parts too.
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#2523953 - 05/16/12 06:26 AM Re: replacing heater core on 98 crown vic????? [Re: dRock96Marquis]
BlaxTaksi Offline
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Registered: 05/09/12
Posts: 42
Loc: California, USA
Followed this to the T.. very exact, except having to beat the stud out... but it is a pain in the butt to make sure the fitting aligns with the back on the blend box... if I could add one thing to your list of must haves is a pair of "Mechanix" gloves... save yourself the urgent care visit.
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#2524484 - 05/16/12 09:59 PM Re: replacing heater core on 98 crown vic????? [Re: ltdman]
Gaither Offline
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Registered: 08/16/02
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Loc: Chattanooga, TN
I've found an "old school" (but very up-to-date) mechanic that will install a heater core in a CV for $200 - including the new core. (Says he knows a trick.) He did it for a friend of mine so I know it's real.

I don't need it now but I'm sure gonna keep track of him!

Darnedest place to put a heater core that anyone could ever imagine!
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#2525028 - 05/17/12 05:42 PM Re: replacing heater core on 98 crown vic????? [Re: ltdman]
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Registered: 07/19/02
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Anyone that has replaced one knows that many cars are assembled by hanging a heater core first and then assembling the rest of the car around them.
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#2525569 - 05/18/12 04:40 PM Re: replacing heater core on 98 crown vic????? [Re: LTDteether]
PB92 Offline
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Registered: 02/07/09
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Loc: East Haven, CT
Originally Posted By: LTDteether
Anyone that has replaced one knows that many cars are assembled by hanging a heater core first and then assembling the rest of the car around them.


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