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I broke the connection at the firewall from the themostat at

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I broke the connection at the firewall from the themostat at the firewall to the heater core it see the part at the heater core connection was fiberglass.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Hi, if it broke off at the heater core then the core will need to be replaced. In the mean time, yes, you can bypass it by just connecting it to the other side of the t-stat so there is a continuous loop in circulation.

LJ

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
how hard is it to replace the heater core or is there another way to attach the 5/8 heater line to the core coming out of the firewall
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
are you still there? can I connect the 5/8 heater line from the thermostat to the heater core that broke at the extented connector
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
any answer for me, I did pay the 28.00 for a month
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Hi, sorry i was on the phone with another question be right back

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

I think the extended connector is part of the heater core.

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

The core is easy to replace. would you like the instructions?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It might be, this just happened by accident when
I was removing the vortex cover over the intake manifold to fix the oil pressure sensor. what a bummer. but the water connector broke and I am not sure but it seems like the heater core broke that easy is bad. isnt it aluminum
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Instructions might be what I need
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

is this where it broke.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33691145/hose.PNG

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Thanks,

That sucks it happened like that. Believe me it happens to us all the time. You go to fix one thing and another thing breaks...ugh...

Fortunately this core is one of the easiest to replace. below are the instructions.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33691145/core.pdf

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Thank you.

Larry

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
right where the hose clamp is at the end of the connection to the bigger round thing. furthest fom the firewall where you circled
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Yup, the core needs replaced. I sent the instructions but forgot to send the other part so here they are.

CORE

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33691145/core.pdf

VENT MODULE

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33691145/ventmodule.pdf

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

did you get those instructions?