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Experience:  28 yrs. experience as Ford ASE Master Technician. Accolades include being a 2005 Ford PTS Regional Finalist and 2006 ASE Ford National Technician.
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1987 Ford F-150 XLT: I replace the heater core..Lariat..cylinder

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How do I replace the heater core in my 1987 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat? It is a manual, in line 6 cylinder 4.9.

Steve W :

Hello my name isXXXXX

Steve W :

Let me look up some information for you, give me a couple minutes.

Steve W :

Does your vehicle have air conditioning?

Customer:

Yes.

Steve W :

Thanks

Customer:

Thanks for the help in advance, I am a novice, but determined. I also would benefit from any diagrams if you feel they would help.

Steve W :

You are in luck, I used to love doing these, they are easy.

Customer:

Nice, can't wait

Customer:

I think I have an idea where to start, I just want to get it right the first time

Steve W :

You may need a 5/15 flex socket.

Steve W :

5/16

Customer:

ok, I can obtain one of those, which step?

Steve W :

just to remove the heater case screws, some you may need a little bend.

Customer:

The diagram appears to be a view assuming one has already removed the glove box?

Steve W :

Correct, open the glove box and start removing the case screws.

Customer:

Because you have done this many times, please think back and remember any possible snags. What should a first-timer like myself expect to run into - besides draining the anti-freeze.

Steve W :

The heater hoses may stuck on tight, I would suggest replacing the heater hoses also if they are real hard. You may have to loosen the right lower corner of the instrument panel, but I think this year it comes right out. This all I can think of.

Steve W :

Pretty straight forward.

Customer:

Ok, one more thing, as long as the heater hoses are not dry rotted they should be okay, or if they are hard at all, just replace them to ensure future problems don't arise?

Steve W :

Correct, much easier to do it now with coolant drained.

Customer:

Thanks so much for the help. I'd be happy to offer EXTRA feedback if you tell me how. By the way, my name is XXXXX XXXXX again, tomorrow should be good weather here in St. Louis, MO do attack this - can't wait.

Steve W :

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX hit accept and always ask follow up questions if needed.

Customer:

Cheers, XXXXX XXXXX SEC battle game, thanks again.

Steve W :

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