97 xj heater core replacement
Hello All. First I would like to thank you for your time. Next; Has anyone actually replaced a 97 xj heater core? I have read the the ENTIRE dash as well as steering wheel must be removed. Is this true? This was said of my grand-am as well but was not the case when I did the job. I welcome any tips or tricks that anyone can share. Thank you again.
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Red 97 XJ Sport 5 Speed - Lifted 3" - Sound system - C4X4 Tow Hooks - Hella 500s
Black 96 XJ Classic - Stocker on 31s - SOLD
I haven't replaced mine, and I have a 99, so I don't know much. However, I can tell you I had to get inside the heating / cooling system to reconnect the defrost damper to its axle. The manual said the complete dash needed to be removed. I thought that was a bit silly and figured I could get it done with removal of just a few key pieces. A day later, the loss of several ounces of blood and more the a few "key peices" sitting on the drive and still nowhere near the broken part told me this was a job for the dealer. And I'll do almost anything to avoid the stealer - I mean dealer. I managed to get it done but it was not easy. however I didn't remove the steering wheel. But I had to work with the aluminum (pot metal?) dash frame in the lap!
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2000 TJ Crawler- 5.5 lift w/14in coilovers, HP44, ARB, Cromo's, 300m Joints/D60, Detroit, D80 35spl shafts. Full hydro, OBA, OBW, Flipped D300 W/4:1 kit, custom cage etc.
2001 Cherokee Sport, 4.5 RC Longarm, 33 Duratrac's, SYE, 4:56's, Front HP30 w/Lockrite, Autopals- Sold
I used Basso's writeup to do mine. The only difference is I was able to leave the steering wheel in. I used the pass shoulderbelt to hold the dash out of the way while i got my hand up inside and removed the airbox. While I had it out I changed the ac core as well. Only thing is now when I put it to defrost It doesnt blow full force, like its stuck in the middle.
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