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Old 08-05-2009, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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96 TRACKER HEATER CORE REPLACEMENT. how hard is it to change and what is involved? its also got ac, so thats in the way
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you'll need to moslty remove the dash, recover the refridgerant, remove the evaporator, remove the heater box, open it up and replace the heater core.
takes a good day to do.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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how to paint the,,,Sistine Chapel or ....
Core out.
lumpylarry is concise , and nice.
ugh...

the full deal.

1_ disable AIR BAGS !!
excerpted from mitchels.
HEATER CORE
Removal & Installation
Remove instrument panel. See INSTRUMENT PANEL. Drain coolant from cooling system.
Disconnect all cables and ducts from heater case. Remove heater case from vehicle. Remove screws
and clips from heater case. Separate heater case into halves (if necessary). Remove heater core from
case. To install, reverse removal procedure.

next
a/c core (evap) out, if need be........
1. Disable air bag system. See AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM article in
ACCESSORIES/SAFETY EQUIPMENT SECTION. Remove driver's air bag module.
Discharge A/C system, using approved refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment. Disconnect
negative battery cable. Disconnect refrigerant lines from evaporator case. Cap all refrigerant
line openings. Remove evaporator vase nut on engine side of bulkhead.
2. Remove glove box. Remove passenger's air bag module. Loosen 2 blower motor housing
support bolts. Loosen evaporator-to-heater clamp. Slide clamp on to heater case. Remove
evaporator case drain hose. Disconnect A/C amplifier and evaporator thermistor connectors.
Remove 2 upper evaporator case bolts. Remove evaporator case from vehicle.
3. Release 2 lock tabs, slide A/C amplifier upward and remove amplifier from case. See Fig. 5 .
Separate evaporator assembly halves. Remove evaporator core from case. Remove expansion
valve. Remove thermistor.
nstallation
To install, reverse removal procedure. If installing new evaporator, add .7-1.0 ounce of refrigerant oil
o suction side fitting of compressor. Evacuate and recharge system. Check for leaks.
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there is the fact.

now AC box is right side .
heater to left of that.

you might be able to un clamp AC box and push it to right or just leave it.
then attack the heater per above.

the book didnt say. will look at real FSM tomorrow.
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OMG thought it was going to b easy. what if i use the a/c exchanger in there as my new heater core!???! same place almost same device
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huh.. never thought of that...
dont know how the coolant will react with the different material.
if you can get the the hoses to fit... maybe worth a try.
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I would not suggest that. Lets say that does not react, the AC Evaporator Core can not take the volume of coolant. AC is pressurized, on that side is like 45 PSIG, low volume of gas. Not is going to flow liquid at high volume, perhaps less pressure.

In electric terms....

Was running 45 Volts on 1 Amp of current.

Power is 45V x 1A = 45 Watts

Now will be running like 12 Volts on 25 Amps of current... 12V x 25A = 300 Watts


It will blow up !

Not exact numbers but I think is a good analogy.

There is a huge difference between Pressure and Volume

Liquids behave like a Electrical Circuit, the PSIG we can call it Volts (Electromotive Force), Gallons Per Minutes are the Amps (Q Per Seconds).

The short answer of that would be...

DO NOT DO IT
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Heater core job vs. sharp stick in the eye? I'll take the stick...
Not a fun job on any car I've ever heard of... even just a blower fan is usually a PITA.
I wouldn't try to sub the evap core though, I don't think it'd work out. Just go for it, & fix it right. It's time consuming more than anything...

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i didn't see it in the manual but you also need to drop the steering column. i remember having a tough time with where it mounts in the center under the radio.. i think i had to move the airbag module because the bracket runs underneath it...
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