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hello can I help you.
I hope so...
ok you have the heater hoses disconnecte dright?
I have everything loose including the dash, steering wheel, all hoses, a bunch of electrical etc...
Let me get the rand r for us to review.
which engine do ye?ou hav
which engine do you have?
we can mover the plenum assemble, but not enough to remove the core. There feels like a fastener of some sort is behind the plenum on the drivers side, just behind the vacuum modules that move the heater doors. the engine is a 3.0 v6
ok is it a 4x4?
I looked from all sides, and can't see anything else to take apart. We've tried prying on it, but no good. It's a 4x4.
ok I will send you info in a sec
torch? cutoff sheel? small hand granade...?
there is a nearby cliff we could push it over...
I've done heater cores before, and I new this would not be easy, and it hasn't been, but I've made steady progress. Now I just can't get the plenum to come loose enough to pull the core out.
What do you think?
I know they can be tough. have you read directions i sent? is there anything you have questions on.
Directions? Let me check my email...
have you got the evap core hoses off? have you discharged evap core?
http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/jettadan1/2010-11-24_234543_heatr.pdf this is directions
No. The AC chunk is loose and not attached to the interior plenum assembly.
The AC part is in the engine bay. The heater core is on the dash side.
click on that blue short cut i sent you
Clicked on the blue short cut. Brought me back to here...
Have you ever done one of these? Do you have access to the ford factory manuals?
yes i am sending you it now
did you see the big click here i sent?
So I just opened the PDF and I've done all the steps, incl the firewall bolts and heat sink. (That was a bugger). Then it says to set the plenum on the floor. We can't get it to release from the firewall. ???
have you check on inside of fire wall?
is something holding it back?
No clamps, and I got all 4 bolts. We can wiggle the plenum assembly quite a bit. It feels like if there was still a bolt connected we wouldn't be able to move it that much.
Did they glue them to the dash side of the firewall? Foam issues?
ok I have requested extra info on this as soon as you and I started tallking so let me check if its here. you may have to remove more trim. or bend it lol
I just counting to see how many grenades I have...
LIke I said, we've tried prying on it, but you have to be a little careful so you don't break anything. (Much)...
The drawings you sent are correct. This is exactly what I'm seeing.
Ok just give them a bit more time.
It should be but a bit more
I was going to head back to the garage. Can you call me? I won't be close to my computer. Waddya think?
take a coat hanger and work it around houseing and see if you can get it around it with out letting go or loosing sight of one end.
I saw a magic act in Vegas where they did that. Course they had a cute girl to work with...I just have my brother...
I wish but they wont let us do personal info.
you may have to cut him in half
I'm not sure I can pull the plenum away from the dash enough to fish a coat hanger in there. I can try, but I'll have to leave the computer behind. How do I reconnect to you when I return?
I've tried using my magic mechanic's wand, but I think the batteries are dead...
Unfortunately, your answer did not help me. There was no way to fish a coat hanger around the plenum. Turns out there are five bolts holding the plenum to the fire wall, not four as listed in the diagrams you sent me. Took me about an hour to find the 5th bolt, and I had to remove the heat shielding from the engine side to find it, but once removed the plenum came out. So...