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How bad is it to replace the heater core on a 01 Focus SE.

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How bad is it to replace the heater core on a 01 Focus SE. I have done several other heater cores on other makes in the past.

Hello my name isXXXXX this core is not to bad to replace, the dash doesn't have to come out here are the instructions. Thanks Steve W

 

 

 

SECTION 412-02: Heating and Ventilation2001 Focus Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATIONProcedure revision date: 12/14/2000

Heater Core


Special Tool(s)
Remover/Installer, Cooling Hose Clamp
303-397 (T96P-18539-A)

Removal

  1. Drain the cooling system. For additional information, refer to Section 303-03.
  1. Using the special tool, disconnect the coolant hoses from the heater core.
  1. Lower the vehicle.
  1. Remove the floor console. For additional information, refer to Section 501-12.
  1. Remove the rear footwell vent air ducts.
  1. Remove the footwell lower trim panel.
  1. Open the glove compartment.
  1. Remove the footwell vent air duct.
    • Pull off the hose.
  1. Close the glove compartment.
  1. Remove the footwell trim.
    • Remove the left-hand and right-hand retaining screws (right-hand side shown).
  1. Remove the accelerator pedal.
    • Disconnect the electrical connector.
  1. NOTE: Take care not to damage the seat when detaching the clip.

    Detach the rear steel clip.
  1. Remove the left-hand and right-hand in-vehicle crossbeam bracket (right-hand side shown).
  1. Remove the heater core air duct housing.
  1. Remove the heater core housing.
  1. Remove the heater core retaining bolt.
  1. Remove the heater core.

Installation

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.


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