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PostSubject: Heater Core   Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:38 pm

I think my heater core is leaking.. my passenger carpet is all wet. (charged AC)

So is it my heater core or something else? if so pooge do you have low mile one for a good price Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Heater Core   Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:49 am

BoSStonsSS wrote:
I think my heater core is leaking.. my passenger carpet is all wet. (charged AC)

So is it my heater core or something else? if so pooge do you have low mile one for a good price Cool
Do you use the a/c. There is a little rubber elbow that can be found by looking under the hood at the lower firewall on the pass side.
They are notorius for falling off. When they do the the result is a wet pass carpet.
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PostSubject: Re: Heater Core   Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:28 am

IMPALADAKID wrote:
BoSStonsSS wrote:
I think my heater core is leaking.. my passenger carpet is all wet. (charged AC)

So is it my heater core or something else? if so pooge do you have low mile one for a good price Cool
Do you use the a/c. There is a little rubber elbow that can be found by looking under the hood at the lower firewall on the pass side.
They are notorius for falling off. When they do the the result is a wet pass carpet.



found the rubber elbow with a broken plastic piece attached to it.. so where does that plastic piece belong?
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PostSubject: heater core   Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:23 pm

good the rubber elbow was still there. rich. i took the elbow off from my car. and took it down to the hardware store. and got a piece of hose that fit inside of the elbow. and installed it back on. i got enought hose so i ran it off to the side of the frame.
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PostSubject: Re: Heater Core   Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:15 pm

but the plastic piece that connects to the elbow is broken, so the elbow doesnt go back on the drip box thingy
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PostSubject: Re: Heater Core   Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:25 pm

How hard is it to remove the drip box? If it can be done without pulling the heater core you can swing by and swap yours out with mine since I don't use a/c anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: Heater Core   Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:04 am

BoSStonsSS wrote:
but the plastic piece that connects to the elbow is broken, so the elbow doesnt go back on the drip box thingy

draginwagin wrote:
Yes, if that nipple that protrudes out the firewall is cracked/broken, It could very well be the cause of your wet carpet. That nipple is part of the lower cover/drip pan to the heater core & A/C under the glove box.

There's your answer Rich

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