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Unread 01-06-2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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Help with replacing heater core on my 01 Jeep grand chreokee

So i have the instrument panel off..... can someone help me with getting to the actual heater core and replacement......first time workng on hvac systems....,. first thing i guess would be getting it out

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Unread 01-06-2009, 03:01 PM   #2
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When i say i have the instrument panel off i am down to this......do i need to take this piece off as well?

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Unread 01-06-2009, 03:29 PM   #3
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O.M.G you have well over stripped this, the dash comes out complete you didn’t have to strip it like that but too late now, any way that’s not helping you sorry. Yes you need to take the rest out. Bolt up behind where the steering shaft was, 3 bolts down each side A pillar, 2 bolts where the glove box was, bolt in the trans tunnel. Hole dash should then come out. And leave behind the heater. Looks like you have unplugged all the electrics but just have a look around as the dash comes out under the heater box could still be connected. I also remove the shifter. Will make it easy to rebuild I suppose as you can put the dash mostly back together out of the vehicle.
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Unread 01-06-2009, 04:07 PM   #4
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I didnt have the dash cover off until i spent an hour trying to find out what was holding it in....the passanger side is completly free however the driver side is still being held in by something
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Unread 01-06-2009, 04:11 PM   #5
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Seems like something is holding it in right around that area....thats why i took the cover off was to try to get a better view of what i could be missing...only i still have not found it lol
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Unread 01-07-2009, 12:49 AM   #6
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yet bolt up under get on you back and look up where the steering was
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Unread 01-07-2009, 01:28 AM   #7
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yeah there is a vertical nut you have to remove up above where your brake pedal mounts to the firewall, its definately akward. I actually have mine completely apart right now also

*EDIT* and Merlin, how non-stripped does it have to be? Console stay in? Or do you mean removing the dash pad and that dash plastic peice at the same time?
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Unread 01-07-2009, 07:55 AM   #8
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Yeah, unless you have your head right at the brake pedal and look up, you won't see the hidden nut that's holding the rest in place.

The console has to come out, and the dash cover and the plastic piece come out as a single unit.
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Unread 01-07-2009, 09:56 AM   #9
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yeah there is a vertical nut you have to remove up above where your brake pedal mounts to the firewall, its definately akward. I actually have mine completely apart right now also

*EDIT* and Merlin, how non-stripped does it have to be? Console stay in? Or do you mean removing the dash pad and that dash plastic peice at the same time?
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Consol out yes, but radio, heater panel, dash pad and instrument cluster can all stay in.
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Unread 04-08-2009, 07:54 PM   #10
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Is there a good write up on replacing the heater core and/or AC Evap in a 2000 WJ Laredo? I understand that the dash will come out as a unit but that there are some almost impossible bolts/nuts to locate.
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Unread 04-08-2009, 08:03 PM   #11
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Here is a write up on WJJeeps.
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