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Hi......sorry for the delay...
Remove the heater air outlet cover heat stakes (1) with a small chisel. Heat Stakes are like "pins" that hold the cover, instead of screwsUse a sharp thin chisel, hot knife or soldering iron to heat & remove
Remove the heater air cover heat stakes (1) with a small chisel
same as above.NOTE: the Heat Stakes can be a pain, just make sure it is a "sharp" thin chisel
.Why am I being directed to drill from inside the heater core cover the dimples adjacent to heat stakes?
you drill out marked spot next to old stake position and use new #6 or #8 3/4" sheet metal screws to re-fasten shroudGM Instructions does not show that, as it is a misprint, but once you see it, you will see why
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located as shown in procedures
And I can't use a flush chemical to flush can I???
sorry.......you never mentioned flushing the Heater Core??Yes you can Flush the Heater Core using the correct Flush agent, available at most Auto Parts Stores or using DEX-COOLSo are you going to Flush or R & R?
IF it is leaking......Replace...........do not Flush, unless you want to flush the engine only
you would disconnect the Radiator Hoses & Heater Hoses & "connect together" with a "T" (some Auto Parts Stores will have), & "back flush" from the "T" out thru the Radiator HosesYou can use a chemical or plain water with pressure
it will take a while with that ironquicker to chisel
sorry.....I thought you had the Factory Manual Instructions & Diagrams.......do you?IF not I can post the complete procedure & diagrams
sorry for the issue with AllData, as they post Factory info & images also, so mine will likely be what you have
Here is what I showClick Attachments Below
sorry for the delay............IF the Heater Core is leaking, you don't have to many choicesR & R, (apprx 5 hour job) or disconnect or get rid of vehicle
sorry....not satisfied in what?
I answered all of your questions & supplied you with what you askedPlease explain the dissatisfaction.......
George..........I NEVER implied or said to take it to a ShopYou posted:'m wondering.. I guess I should go ahead and pull the dash out? I already have both left and right dash close-out panels out. The vcim is out. the rear ducts are out.
I was just adding that you either want to repair or leave as is & disconnect.Sorry...no disrespect, but how else did you want me to respond........This is no "easy job" & when I am told that the person "guesses they will continue", then what was your response for?
the stakes are in the specified areasThey are covered with plastic, this is why I use a hot knife or chisel, but chisel is a little harder, as you have to break the plastic loose
IF you have removed all the components the GM Instructions has shown, then you should be able to see the area where the stakes are & should have enough room to get a chsel or heat knife in .......It takes a little maneuvering, to get your arms & hands in, but it is done that way.