phartsdust: I have this problem on a 114k mile truck. Fvuck Chevy. This is absolutely
craptie design folks. Maybe when China takes over Government Motors they
will make a better one. Wish i had my Nissan Frontier back. Never
again,.... will fix and sell this pretty tvrd asap.
swb31763: I would like to smack the crap out of the design team that came up with
this BS set up
Joe Lleras: @ImRamro YES I will tape the screw where there came from and keep
everything organize thank you
Mose177: scares the crap out of me
kevinsunnyside187: thanks bro you save my life that alot of work
ImRamro: @joelin66 It was a 2000 V-8 Chevy C-1500. It was a pain in the butt, and a
lot of parts to remove, but we got it done. I think the S-10 is similar, if
not exactly the same. I am not positive though. One tip of advice, keep all
the parts you remove organized, lol.
ImRamro: @codyowen9058 Sorry Cody, I thought the same thing when my neighbor said he
needed help replacing his. I quoted 40 bucks to do the job, lol. Once I
started I noticed it was not going to be a quick fix. My suggestion is just
watch sevral videos so that you don't remove more than you have to and try
hard to keep the bolts organized. I took photos and video of some things I
removed so that it would be easier to re install them. Good Luck!
chevy383strkr: i havent tried since i dont wanna mess it up and have to replace the whole
ImRamro: @kevinsunnyside187 You are welcome, thanks for watching!
Brian Costa: how do i remove the dash?
ImRamro: If you mean the fitting that locks the heater core hose on, then you don't
need to remove the core. You should be able to replace that locking coupler
thingy from the engine compartment. Just be sure you don't bend the
aluminum heater core part. This is super soft and if you bend the crap out
of the metal tubes, the heater core will start leaking. You can just fit
the hose over the tube and use a heavy duty hose clamp too, if the heater
hose will fit over the tube a few inches.
Joe Lleras: I did that in my 2000 S10 watch the video
ImRamro: If you document everything you remove with video or photos it makes things
easier. It is not hard, just really intimidating and a lot of making sure
the bolts get placed in baggies and there is video or photos with notes on
where they came from. The most difficult part is actually when the dash is
split, the core is a snug fit and must be pulled straight up and out. All I
can say is be patient and document where all the bolts and parts go, Good
ImRamro: I always sat that the import cars are mad by gremlins because every thing
is so hard to get at. I think Gremlins designed this part placement too,
faithrunnr: Looks like the ac tank is removed. Apparently it's necessary to discharge
the AC per the manual but I was told that it isn't necessary to discharge
the AC? There doesn't appear to be any other way to remove the core, and 1
of the firewall/mount bolts appears to be conveniently placed behind the ac
tank. Thanks for any info.
Joe Lleras: Hi body in your description doesn't say what year is .I have to replace in
my 2000 S10 pick up looks like my is little different but anyway good job
and keep posting videos
Cody Owen: Heading to work this morning I could smell coolant and the heater never got
hot enough to defrost the windshield. I was praying that it would be a
simple swap out like my 98' but gosh dam this isn't going to be fun at all
ImRamro: It should be the same. I was told that the older Chevy's could be removed
by simply removing the lower housing blower box located under the passenger
side dash. All I found was a dead end and had to reinstall all the housing
bolts. I am pretty sure that this is the only way to remove it. It is not
very hard, just intimidating and a lot of bolt organization. Please let me
know if you get into it and run into a problem, I will be more than happy
onehit pick: I've replaced head gaskets much more easily than this. Why would one make a
common failure point so difficult to access?
ImRamro: I just saw this today, did you get it off?
chevy383strkr: my problem is getting the fitting off
Eric Richards: I replaced my heater core today on my 1995 z71 I didn't pull my dash out.
you can access the heater core at the bottom of the unit. Just unscrew
about 7 9/32 screws and disconnect the heater hoses. its not an easy job
but you dont have to take your dash out.
chevy383strkr: hey i just got a problem with mine, the plastic fitting on the tip of the
heating core broke and the tube had just fallen off instead of going
through this whole mess of replacing the whole heating core or is it
possible that i replace just the plastic fitting? please let me know asap
m4hobby: you it be the same for a 95-99 Chevy pick up?
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