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Remove and replace heater core 1997 Ford Taurus

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Remove and replace heater core 1997 Ford Taurus
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HowdyCustomer!! let me get you the proceedure, i will have it at lunch today, the full proceedure, with diagrams. if you need i can get you the text right now, but no diagrams, until i can switch computers at lunch. let me know, thanks,
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Instrument Panel

SPECIAL SERVICE TOOL(S) REQUIRED
DescriptionTool Number
Radio Removing ToolT87P-19061-A

Removal

  1. NOTE: Removal and installation of the instrument panel (04320) is best accomplished by two people.

     

     

    Position front wheels in the straight-ahead position.

  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301). Refer to Section 14-01.

  1. Unsnap and remove instrument panel insulator (046A24) from instrument panel reinforcement (04545).





  1. On floor shift models, remove console finish panel (04567) as described.

  1. Remove two screws retaining instrument panel steering column cover (04459) to instrument panel. Remove instrument panel steering column cover by unsnapping from instrument panel.





  1. Remove two screws retaining instrument panel brace below steering column. Disconnect courtesy lamp socket. Remove two screws retaining diagnostic link connector. Remove instrument panel brace.

  1. On vehicles with manual A/C-heater, remove main wiring electrical connectors and vacuum hose harness (19C827) from A/C evaporator housing and blower motor (18527).



    Manual A/C-Heater Disconnect





    ItemPart NumberDescription
    1 19B555 A/C Evaporator Housing
    2 18527 Blower Motor
    3 19C827 Vacuum Hose Harness
    4 14401 Main Wiring
  1. On vehicles equipped with electronic automatic temperature control (EATC), remove theautomatic temperature control sensor hose and elbow (19D888), two main wiring harness electrical connectors andvacuum hose harness from A/C evaporator housing.



    Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (EATC) Disconnect





    ItemPart NumberDescription
    1 19B555 A/C Evaporator Housing
    2 18527 Blower Motor
    3 14401 Main Wiring
    4 19D888 Automatic Temperature Control Sensor Hose and Elbow
  1. CAUTION: Do not use excessive force when installing radio removing tool, as this will damage retaining clips and make integrated control panel removal difficult.

    Insert Radio Removing Tool T87P-19061-A into integrated control panel face plate. Push tools in approximately 38 mm (1.5 inches) to release retaining clips.

  1. Apply a light spreading force on tools and pull integrated control panel out of instrument panel.





  1. Disconnect wiring connectors and automatic temperature control sensor hose and elbow, if equipped.



    Integrated Control Panel-Manual A/C





    ItemPart NumberDescription
    1 18C858 Integrated Control Panel
    2 - Audio System Connectors (Part of 14401)
    3 - Blower Motor Switch Connector (Part of 14401)
    4 19C827 Vacuum Hose Harness
    5 - A/C-Heater Function Selection Switch Connector (Part of 14401)
    6 - Potentiometer Connector (Part of 14401)


    Integrated Control Panel-Electronic Automatic Temperature Control





    ItemPart NumberDescription
    1 18C858 Integrated Control Panel
    2 - Audio System and Electronic Automatic Temperature Control Connectors (Part of 14401)
    3 19D888 Automatic Temperature Control Sensor Hose and Elbow
    4 - In-Car Temperature Sensor Connector (Part of 14401)
    5 - In-Car Temperature Sensor (Part of 18C858)
  1. On floor shift vehicles, remove six screws and console center finish panel as described.





  1. On column-shift models, remove four screws and instrument panel finish panel (044D70).





  1. CAUTION: Do not remove the steering column, steering wheel (3600) and air bag module as an assembly from the vehicle unless the steering column is locked to prevent rotation or lower end of steering shaft is wired in such a way to prevent the steering wheel from being rotated.

    Remove steering column assembly. Refer to Section 11-04.

  1. Remove screws retaining cluster opening instrument panel finish panel to instrument panel. Carefully disengage end clips by pulling cluster opening instrument panel finish panel straight out of instrument panel.

  1. Remove four screws retaining instrument cluster (10849) to instrument panel. Pull instrument cluster away far enough to disconnect three electrical connectors at rear. Remove instrument cluster from vehicle.



    Instrument Cluster Removal and Installation





    ItemPart NumberDescription
    1 10849 Instrument Cluster
    2 - Instrument Cluster Electrical Connectors (Part of 14401 Wiring Assy)
    3 04320 Instrument Panel
    4 - Shift Indicator Cable (Part of 10849)
    5 N803876-S36B Screw (4 Req'd)
    A - Tighten to 2-3 Nm (18-26 Lb-In)
  1. Unsnap instrument panel upper finish panel (044A90) from instrument panel.





  1. On autolamp-equipped vehicles, disconnect electrical connector from light sensor amplifier (13A018).





  1. Unsnap and remove instrument panel finish end panel from LH and RH side of instrument panel.

  1. Remove RH and LH front scuff plates and pull door weatherstrip away from instrument panel.





  1. Remove three screws retaining instrument panel to upper cowl top panel (02010).

  1. Working with an assistant, remove two screws at each end of instrument panel.



    Instrument Panel Removal and Installation





    ItemPart NumberDescription
    1 N807640-S36 Screw (3 Req'd)
    2 02010 Cowl Top Panel
    3 N807880-S36 Screw (4 Req'd)
    4 04320 Instrument Panel
    A - Tighten to 7-9 Nm (62-79 Lb-In)
    B - Tighten to 19-25 Nm (15-18 Lb-Ft)
  1. Disconnect instrument panel-to-dash panel electrical connectors.

  1. Remove parking brake cable and parking brake switch connector.






    ItemPart NumberDescription
    1 14290 Wiring Assy Electrical Connector
    2 14A005 Wiring Assy Electrical Connector
    3 - Bolt (Part of 14290 and 14A005)
    4 14401 Wiring Assy Electrical Connector
    5 04320 Instrument Panel
    6 2780 Parking Brake Control
    A - Tighten to 4-6 Nm (36-53 Lb-In)
  1. With an assistant, remove instrument panel from vehicle.

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Heater Core

Removal

  1. Remove instrument panel (04320); refer to Section 01-12.

  1. Drain coolant from radiator (8005) into a clean container.

  1. Disconnect heater water hoses (18472) from heater core (18476). Plug heater core tubes or blow any coolant from heater core with low pressure air.

  1. Remove four retaining screws and A/C electronic blend door actuator from A/C evaporator housing.





  1. Remove metal cover, disengage spring from heater core cover (18B300) and remove spring from lever.






    ItemPart NumberDescription
    1 - Metal Link (Part of 19B555)
    2 18B300 Heater Core Cover
    3 19B555 A/C Evaporator Housing
    4 - Spring (Part of 19B555)
    5 - Lever (Part of 19B555)
    6 - Locking Ramp (Part of Secondary A/C Air Temperature Control Door Shaft)
    7 - Secondary A/C Air Temperature Control Door Shaft (Part of 19B555)
  1. NOTE: Do not attempt to bend any part of the lever; it is brittle and will break.

     

     

    Gently depress locking ramp and remove lever from secondary A/C air temperature control door end.





  1. Rotate primary A/C air temperature control door shaft down, then swing metal link and remove from pin.

  1. Remove three heater core cover retaining screws and remove heater core cover and heater core cover seal (18N267) from A/C evaporator housing.

  1. Remove heater core and seal from A/C evaporator housing by pushing on heater core tubes.






    ItemPart NumberDescription
    1 19B555 A/C Evaporator Housing
    2 18476 Heater Core
    3 18N267 Heater Core Cover Seal
    4 18B300 Heater Core Cover
    5 N805347-S58 Screw
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let me know if you can see the graphix on the 1st post i sent you, i can see them. thanks
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Could not view diagrams.
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