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‘90 Ford Taurus, Heater Assembly

Q: How do I remove the heater assembly on a Ď90 Ford Taurus to get to the heater core? I have located it but I do not how to get it out.

- Harvae Hendricks

A: Are you sure, you want to torture yourself to that level?! If that is the case, youíll want to buy a service manual or a subscription to ALLDATA before venturing into this job. A seasoned technician is allowed about 6 hours to perform this task. If your vehicle has A/C it has to be disconnected to replace the heater. Therefore, youíll have to allow additional time for discharging and recharging the A/C system. (Just to give you an idea of what youíre getting into.) The Air Bag system has to be disabled, the steering column has to be unbolted and lowered, the complete dash has to be removed (radio, heater controls and all associated electrical connectors/components to the dash have to be disconnected). This is just to get to the heater box that holds the heater core. This is a labor-intense job for a part that sells for under $75. If you decide to go for it, may the automotive deities, be on your side for you will be walking into the job from hell if you donít have the right information and the patience to do the job right the first time.

 
     
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