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Old 09-25-2013, 11:11 AM
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Any input how you took apart dash? I need to do that to mine but very nervous on doing it.
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I completed my dash removal and assembly to replace the heater core. A little history on my issue: I first noticed in 2008 no heat on driver side but heat on passenger side. I never bothered fixing it because I took it to the dealership and they told me it was blend door problem, actuator motor and the control switch.
This year I purchased a dewalt inspection camera drilled a few holes in the hvac box fed the camera in and saw not a leak but antifreeze residue on the heater core. So I went ahead myself to change it. I took apart way more of the dash that was even necessary. It really is not a difficult job as long as you are organized with where all the screws belong. And now after the install of the new heater core I have proper heat on both sides of the truck and the truck is running at a much cooler temperature. no actuator motor, or control switch or blend door was needed to be changed. however our problems may vary but again it is not difficult just takes a bit of time and patience. If anyone needs help let me know.
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I completed my dash removal and assembly to replace the heater core. A little history on my issue: I first noticed in 2008 no heat on driver side but heat on passenger side. I never bothered fixing it because I took it to the dealership and they told me it was blend door problem, actuator motor and the control switch.
This year I purchased a dewalt inspection camera drilled a few holes in the hvac box fed the camera in and saw not a leak but antifreeze residue on the heater core. So I went ahead myself to change it. I took apart way more of the dash that was even necessary. It really is not a difficult job as long as you are organized with where all the screws belong. And now after the install of the new heater core I have proper heat on both sides of the truck and the truck is running at a much cooler temperature. no actuator motor, or control switch or blend door was needed to be changed. however our problems may vary but again it is not difficult just takes a bit of time and patience. If anyone needs help let me know.
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Yea my issue is that when I put any heat on I get that syrup smell, no leaking on floor or anything just that smell. So I am guessing its my heater core. I heard also when replacing that its good to replace the doors as well? But who knows on that.

Question if you have your heat or cold air blowing on full blast is it loud? Mine is and I don't know if that's normal or not.
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Yea my issue is that when I put any heat on I get that syrup smell, no leaking on floor or anything just that smell. So I am guessing its my heater core. I heard also when replacing that its good to replace the doors as well? But who knows on that.

Question if you have your heat or cold air blowing on full blast is it loud? Mine is and I don't know if that's normal or not.
You should be able to hear it, but it shouldn't be loud. And they are really, really easy to replace.
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you say very easy. any heads up before I start? Everything says I need to remove the entire dash in order to get at the box for the hvac. I would dearly love to find that I don't need to remove the dash.
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you say very easy. any heads up before I start? Everything says I need to remove the entire dash in order to get at the box for the hvac. I would dearly love to find that I don't need to remove the dash.
The blower motor is very easy to replace... The heater core, not so easy. You will have to pull the dash.
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well since you found where the bolts go i cant make the comment "just throw them into the heater vent and they find a place to go" lol. rep for doin the heater core yourself and finding where the bolts go.
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Well I got my blend door/ heater core/ ac evap/ and two new top dash pieces done for me the other weekend for a great price. I have to turn it on max to see if it still makes a lot of noise.
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