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How to replace the heater core in a 1989 ford econoline 250 van

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how to replace the heater core in a 1989 ford econoline 250 van
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Shawn replied 7 years ago.


Thanks for using Just Answer, I am sending you instructions on how to replace the Heater core (see below), hope this helps you out.



Heater Core and Seal Assembly


  1. Remove the inlet and outlet hoses from the heater core in engine compartment. Plug hoses with a 15.875mm (5/8-inch) diameter plug.
  2. Remove the snap in modesty panel that runs around the lower edge of the instrument panel.
  3. Remove the six screws from the heater core covers located on both sides of the case underneath the instrument panel. Remove cover.
  4. Remove heater core and seal from the case.



  1. Position the heater core and seal assembly in the heater case.
  2. Position heater covers and install the six retaining screws.
  3. Install the modesty panel on the instrument panel.
  4. Remove plugs from hoses.
  5. Install inlet and outlet hoses to heater core.
  6. Fill the cooling system to specifications.


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
what is the modesty panel

Expert:  Shawn replied 7 years ago.

Thanks for the accept, It's the trim panel under the dash on the passenger side.