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Unread 05-23-2010, 12:12 PM   #1
Mike406
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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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Unread 05-23-2010, 12:23 PM   #2
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Oh of course.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/m...thread-592844/
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Unread 05-23-2010, 12:30 PM   #3
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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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Unread 05-23-2010, 12:34 PM   #4
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nice write up basso. I'll pull out motors and trannies and anything else. But the dash - It think it maybe worth the cash to let someone else do this.
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Unread 12-04-2011, 02:39 AM   #5
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Keyless fob?

Where can i get the keyless fob? Whats it supossed to look like?
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Unread 12-04-2011, 11:49 AM   #6
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Wtf? This was supossed to be a new thread... Sorry
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Unread 12-04-2011, 12:52 PM   #7
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^ nice!!! Lol
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Unread 12-04-2011, 01:34 PM   #8
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Lol well ive been smelling a real sweet coolant like smell when i turn on the ac so i was in here looking at what a pain itll be then i giess i hit reply instead of new thread
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Unread 12-07-2011, 06:55 AM   #9
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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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