Heater Motor

Discussion in 'Ranchero Tech Help' started by T-Rex, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. T-Rex

    T-Rex In First Gear

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    Has anyone had to change a heater motor ,79 gt with no a/c.Seems like I may have to remove all the venting beneath the dash to get at it.I'm sure open to any suggestions.Thanks
     
  2. hawk

    hawk In Fourth Gear

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    If it's the same as a 77 you do. I;d consider the heater core while you're in there. Took me 4-5 hours.
     
  3. drlance

    drlance In Fourth Gear

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    Heater core on the 79 doesn't come out from under the dash......
    There are 4 screws right around the top plate, where the hoses connect under the hood. Remove those, remove the ground strap from the engine and just lift it straight up and out!
    Takes longer to find the nut driver /or socket to remove the screws than it takes to change the heater core..... Just make sure you reattach the foam pads to the side and the bottom of the new core.... It seals it so cold air stays outside!!
    Takes almost 20 minutes total to change the heater core on a 77-79 Chero!!!

    It surprised me too!!! But I would think the T-bird and Cougar and LTD II are the same!!!
     
  4. 5.0 Chero

    5.0 Chero Bahumbug Staff Member

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    That would be on an A/C car.......
     
  5. T-Rex

    T-Rex In First Gear

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    Change Heater Motors

    Thank you Hawk.It's still raining here in B.C.so I guess I might as well get started.Thanks again
     
  6. hawk

    hawk In Fourth Gear

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    It was cold and raining when I did mine. They never go out during pretty weather.
     

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