How long does it take to replace a heater core in a Dodge Ram?
Sounds like your a/c evaporator might be leaking as well. To just replace the heater core you’re looking at 1304.67 because it’s 5.7 hours to remove the dash and heater core, and you have to evac and recharge the ac system, and Refill coolant.
How hard is it to replace heater core?
When working properly, the heater core sends heat to the cabin. When it leaks, it must be replaced. Getting the job done ranges from easy to difficult, depending on the core’s location inside your car.
Why do I need to replace my heater core?
The most common cause of heater core problems is neglect, cooling systems need to be serviced on a regular basis, coolant can become corrosive and will cause deterioration of the core. Always use a quality replacement heater core. Check the condition of the heater hoses.
How do you replace a heater in a car?
Reassemble heater plenum and reinstall into vehicle, reinstall blower motor wiring, screws, vacuum lines and control cables. Carefully, install the dashboard back into position and re-attach tie bars and mounts. Reinstall any under dash covers that were removed during dis-assembly.
When to replace heater core in air bag system?
Always use a quality replacement heater core. Check the condition of the heater hoses. After disconnecting the battery, allow a minimum of 10 minutes before working around the air bag system. Ensure the roundness of the heater core hose fittings to help provide a proper seal.
Do you need to remove the glove box when replacing a heater core?
Use caution when installing the heater core, these units are made of thin metal and plastic and are easily broken. Use a digital camera/phone to take pictures during the dis-assembly process, this will aid in reassembly if things get complicated. The glove box will need to be removed in most cases to allow access.