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zmile06
12-21-2006, 12:24 AM
Ok so i have no heat, and i smell radiator fluid in the vents when the heat is on. So im guessing my heater core is dead.

I have a 93 toyota celica ST, and i was wondering how hard is the replacment of the heater core? What do you typicaly have to remove to replace it? Autozone has it for like 65 bucks so its not a cost thing... I was thinking it could easily take 6 hours.

Any tips, or estimates on repair time would be greatly apreciated thanks.

alltracman78
12-21-2006, 12:30 AM
If it's your first time, more than 6 hours.
You have to COMPLETELY remove the dash.......
ALL of it.

That will teach you to take car of your coolant system. :D

zmile06
12-21-2006, 12:41 AM
Hehe it has like 260k miles and i bought it at 246k the engine has like 130k i think maybe?

Urgh i super glued my heater control unit into my dash cuz i broke a screw off, now i have to completly remove the dash... And if i do this im going to have like 2-3 people helping me. This just sucks though, the whole dash!