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Old 11-07-2010, 03:46 PM
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Chances are there's a film built up on the inside of the heater core that's preventing heat transfer and probably contributed to the cause of the leak. This is usually the result of a poorly maintained cooling system.
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Ya my guess is the guy that owned the truck before me didnt really take care of it
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Man that sucks . I was hoping it wasn't gonna need a core . It's a bit of work to do . Now your gonna take the risk of damaging your dash if it isn't already broken up .
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Well the core is officially done. Biggest PITA!!!! Unfortunately my dash was already starting to crack so now there are some pieces missing out of the top of it but o well. Nothing a little duct tape and super glue cant fix LOL Also my blend door isnt working properly either. I now have a bolt holding the door open. But hey at least I have nice hot air coming out just in time for winter time here in Utah!!! Thanks everybody for the help and advice in my struggles.
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Glad you got it working. Congrats on a job well done.
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Hey guys,
I think I know how to fix your problem. It looks to me that very likely the problem here is a broken blend door. Removing the dash, replacing the heater core etc. are way too time consuming and expensive. You can access the blend doors through the glove box and replace them yourself...I did this a few months back and it saved me the 1100$ dealer quote and only took me an hour. The repair kit is called the "heatertreater" and they make a dodge ram blend door repair kit. Was totally worth it for me. hope this helps!
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Check the thermal relay on the passenger's side...I think yours has 4 wires on the plug and a 7mm screw. If it's bad the door wont open because it's not registering the heat. More often than not when you unplug it you'll see if it has bad contacts or not. Passenger's foot damage.
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