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How do I replace the heater core on 2000mitsibishi eclipse

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How do I replace the heater core on 2000mitsibishi eclipse
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  DAN replied 8 years ago.
HelloCustomer

This should help and provide you with all the information you need with specific, detailed instructions and diagrams.

Click on the link provided or cut'n'paste it to your web browser

http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c152801cfc9d

Removal & Installation
Mitsubishi Car 1999-05
2000–03 Models

CAUTION
If equipped with an air bag, wait for 1 minute after disconnecting the negative battery cable before working inside the vehicle. The air bag system is set to deploy for a short period of time after the battery is disconnected.
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes at the firewall. Do not allow the coolant to damage the vehicle speed sensor located below the heater hoses on the non-turbo manual transmission vehicles.WARNING
To prevent damage to the air bag control unit during removal or installation of the floor console, avoid shocks or impact. Do not drop.
Remove the floor console by removing or disconnecting the following:
Center console trim panel
Ashtray and cup holder assembly
Shift lever knob on manual transmission
Retaining screws
Floor console assembly
Locate the rectangular plugs in the knee protector on either side of the steering column. Pry these plugs out and remove the screws.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Driver’s side air bag assembly, the steering wheel and the passenger’s side air bag assembly
Lap cooler duct and steering column covers
Instrument cluster bezel and then the instrument cluster
Radio
Glove box
Center air outlet assembly
Hood release handle and the lower cover
Heater control assembly
Front speakers and the instrument panel switch
Steering shaft support bolts and lower the steering column
Instrument panel mounting hardware and remove the instrument panel from the vehicle
Stamped steel center reinforcement
Lower ductwork from the heater box
Evaporator case mounting bolt and nut to allow clearance for the heater unit removal
Heater unit
Heater core from the heater unit
Exploded view of the heater core, heater case and related components—Eclipse
To install:

Install or connect the following:
Heater core to the heater unit
Heater unit
Evaporator case mounting bolt and nut
Lower ductwork to the heater box
Stamped steel center reinforcement
Instrument panel and the instrument panel mounting hardware
Steering column and the steering shaft support bolts
Front speakers and the instrument panel switch
Heater control assembly
Hood release handle and the lower cover
Center air outlet assembly
Glove box
Radio
Instrument cluster and the instrument cluster bezel
Steering column covers and the lap cooler duct
Steering wheel, the driver’s side air bag assembly and the passenger’s side air bag assembly
Screws and the rectangular plugs in the knee protector on either side of the steering column
Install the floor console by installing or connecting the following:
Floor console assembly
Retaining screws
Shift lever knob on manual transmission
Ashtray and cup holder assembly
Center console trim panel
Center console trim panel
Connect the heater hoses to the heater core tubes at the firewall.
Refill the cooling system.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.

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Try this link out as well...
http://www.autozone.com/UseCase,S001/UserAction,viewSimpleDiagInfo/Parameters,info/getInTheZone.htm

Check it out just in in case you find it's not your heater core but possibly a failed thermostat or something else.

Best of luck.

If this 'answers' your 'question' then please take the time and choose 'accept'

I thank you in advance.


Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Is there a way to check to make sure that the heater core is the problem??????
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Is there a way to check to see for sure the heater core needs replacing??   That seems like a major project......
Expert:  DAN replied 8 years ago.
<p> </p><p>Yes, is the short answer</p><p> </p><p>I initially wrote... </p><p> </p><p>" Try this link out as well... "<br /><a href="http://www.autozone.com/UseCase,S001/UserAction,viewSimpleDiagInfo/Parameters,info/getInTheZone.htm" target="_blank">http://www.autozone.com/UseCase,S001/UserAction,viewSimpleDiagInfo/Parameters,info/getInTheZone.htm</a> </p><p>"Check it out just in in case you find it's not your heater core but possibly a failed thermostat or something else. </p><p> </p><p>Have you tried this link for trouble shooting? If not please try it and if you have what can you tell me about your findings</p><p> </p><p>As described in the 'trouble shooting' link, there are certain items you will want to check out first. See if you can walk your way through the ' trouble shooting' yourself. This will at least give you/us some direction(s) and ideas.</p><p> </p><p>Possibly send along a detail symtoms, which has yet to be seen, of what 'exacly' seems to be the problem. All that I have to date is your initial posting that said...</p><p><em>"How do I replace the heater core on 2000 mitsibishi eclipse"</em></p><p><em>Optional Information: <br />2000 Mitsubishi eclipse 3.0 <br />Already Tried: <br />Heater will not heat windshield fogs</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Once again...</p><p> </p><p>Best of luck. <br /><br />If this 'answers' your 'question' then please take the time and choose 'accept' <br /><br />I thank you in advance.</p><p> </p>
Expert:  DAN replied 8 years ago.
<p>I Don't Know What Just Happened There??? </p><p>Try to read it and let me know if you can't</p>
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