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    Default Shadow's How-To Series: Dash removal and Heater Core Installation Write-up

    Going to install the new heater core in the AllTrac in the next week or so. There will be pictures. LOTS of pictures.

    Figured I may as well do a write-up since there isn't one that details the heater core as well as the entire dash pad.

    OUTLINE


    0. Tools needed + Book Time (Labor Hours as per shop time)
    1. Removal of Dash
    pad and associated components
    (Don't forget to have some OEM TOYOTA coolant handy)
    2. Installation of Heater Core
    3. Re-Installation of dash pad and associated components
    4. Starting the car and getting the air out of the cooling system

    That's it !


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    Are you finished with this?
    I could use some help doing mine right now...

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    Sorry, stuck in limbo due to not receiving the correct heater core TWICE now.

    If you want to gimme a call, I'd be happy to walk you through it. PM me for my number if you need it.

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    Is the coolant an issue? i have GM dexcool (Orange) running through mine. Is this a Problem?

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    I'm not sure I understand your question?

    For the record though, if the GM DexCool is silicate free, it will be fine.
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    that answered my question. i will check in the morining.

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    not much help but here's an image from when i changed my heater core


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    Changing my heater core was a pain in the arse. the above picture brings back memories.....terrible terrible memories. I guess it wasn't that bad of a job, just VERY tedious.
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    Wheres the write up?
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    It never happened due to there not being an available aftermarket HC. Got mine re-cored and installed it back in.
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    Epic sticky

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    What is this sarcasm you speak of?

    Did you need help with this? I would be glad to assist you as much as I am able.
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    Did you actually have to end up taking out the dash or were you able to get away with working under the dash board?

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    The entire dash pad did in fact have to be removed.

    Trying to do it any other way is just procrastination and delay of the inevitable.

    Once again, if anyone has a question, I am happy to provide my number and walk you through it.

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    Oh darn i would have loved a write up... Looks like i'l need to make one. I accidently ruptured my heater core when i was replacing the heater hose coming from the firewall. I yanked when i should have sliced. I guess thats part of living and learning. But i despeatly want it fixed and am not willing to pay a repair shop a grand to do it when i can pull one from a junk yard for probably 40 bucks or so and install it myself..

    This is an attempt i am going to make. I will be taking and posting pictures, most likely with my phone but hopefully with something that has a bit more quality.

    This is a huge process for me.. Any and ALL help will be appreciated greatly friends.

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