post #1 of Old 01-20-2010, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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95 Wrangler Heater Core Dead

Hey guys- I was driving to work this morning and my heater core of my 95 Wrangler crapped the bed. I took it to my mechanic and am wondering how badly my wallet is going to hurt. I'm thinking around $500 because it is so labor intensive to replace. Am I in the right ball park? What do you guys think? Thanks

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post #2 of Old 01-20-2010, 09:14 AM
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Wrong park! The part is less than $50, and it would take less than an hour to DIY. The Jeep has one of the easiest cores to replace on the planet!
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post #3 of Old 01-20-2010, 10:03 AM
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Heck you could have done it at home and have it back on the road in about 1.5 hrs. That is taking it out and back in. Refilling and warming up the jeep again to test it.

A 89 yj with a 4.0 aw4 sye out of an 92xj. Now the hard part is done time to get it up in the air just a bit. Working on 8.8 with 3.73 and lsd for the rear. and new D30 hp with 3.73 .
For those who have not figured this out I'm old school but can handle the new too.
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post #4 of Old 01-20-2010, 10:06 AM
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^^ agreed, just did mine monday and upgraded my blower motor to the same as what you have in yours and it only took me about 3 hours, that includes cutting the firewall for the blower motor.

Heater core only about 1.5 hours.

I'm a more proactive person.
You spray the ants before they get in your house.
You plant the crops before you starve.
And you keep the terrorists in check before you get your *** blowed off.
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post #5 of Old 01-20-2010, 10:12 AM
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Even if you have someone do it you should be looking at around 3 bills give or take and not five for a new core plus labor.
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post #6 of Old 01-20-2010, 10:32 AM
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Shop time about $70 an hour(unless at a dealer then jump that to about 90), part after their markup $75 Should be about 210 or less.

A 89 yj with a 4.0 aw4 sye out of an 92xj. Now the hard part is done time to get it up in the air just a bit. Working on 8.8 with 3.73 and lsd for the rear. and new D30 hp with 3.73 .
For those who have not figured this out I'm old school but can handle the new too.
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