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Unread 02-19-2013, 10:41 AM   #31
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@ least I'm not alone on this issue, bypassing it right now. The poor dub has other things that need fixing & the heater core can wait till its warmer out to fix it up.

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Unread 02-19-2013, 10:45 AM   #32
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@ least I'm not alone on this issue, bypassing it right now. The poor dub has other things that need fixing & the heater core can wait till its warmer out to fix it up.
i may bypass mine on friday while ive got it at my shop doing some suspension work to it.....just dont feel like spending a weekend doing the job right now. but we will see. I hate having things broken on my jeep
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Unread 02-19-2013, 11:06 AM   #33
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Yup damn heater core I knew it was going to fail when I purchased this dub last year. Now our carpets are all freaking soaked and need a mad soap cleaning, the windshield has a huge ****ing crack from a random chip, the exhaust needs to be replaced, hopefully Thursday! along with rear a arm and front control arms. Godbless you Jeep this song comes to mind http://youtu.be/K-34Fdtg1dI
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Unread 02-19-2013, 11:51 AM   #34
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When my heater core went out I also replaced the evaporator. I'd previously pulled the dash for the blend door replacement and didn't want to have to do it a third time. Since you lose the freon when you remove the HVAC I thought it would be a smart move. My only regret was not also replacing the foam gasket on the HVAC casing. After 11 years it was pretty well shot, now my wife complains about cold air around her feet while at highway speeds.

PS: Would love to tell you it was a simple 3 hour job but with me doing it solo and fighting my bifocals it was a two day project...
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Unread 02-19-2013, 12:04 PM   #35
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When my heater core went out I also replaced the evaporator. I'd previously pulled the dash for the blend door replacement and didn't want to have to do it a third time. Since you lose the freon when you remove the HVAC I thought it would be a smart move. My only regret was not also replacing the foam gasket on the HVAC casing. After 11 years it was pretty well shot, now my wife complains about cold air around her feet while at highway speeds.

PS: Would love to tell you it was a simple 3 hour job but with me doing it solo and fighting my bifocals it was a two day project...
yeah, going to just bite the bullet and do all 3 at the same time. I KNOW i wont wanna do this again anytime soon
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Unread 02-19-2013, 12:08 PM   #36
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yeah, going to just bite the bullet and do all 3 at the same time. I KNOW i wont wanna do this again anytime soon
Damn think ill have to replace all 3 now myself
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Unread 02-19-2013, 12:10 PM   #37
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you can get all 3 components ( heater core, ac evap and blend door kit) from rock auto shipped for $150
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Unread 02-19-2013, 12:13 PM   #38
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you can get all 3 components ( heater core, ac evap and blend door kit) from rock auto shipped for $150
Bingo! Definitely doing it all then, does that include that foam to seal it also?
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Unread 02-19-2013, 12:21 PM   #39
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Bingo! Definitely doing it all then, does that include that foam to seal it also?
not sure on that one
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My strong suspicion is that the foam HVAC gasket is a dealer item. I wonder if anyone has just used a tube of silicone or comparable?... might be kinda messy though.
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Unread 02-19-2013, 03:38 PM   #41
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My strong suspicion is that the foam HVAC gasket is a dealer item. I wonder if anyone has just used a tube of silicone or comparable?... might be kinda messy though.
Just use something like this from Home Depot:

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Unread 02-19-2013, 03:59 PM   #42
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ive got coolant leaking from near my front lower control arm now (body mount side) and I have Clayton long arms so its pretty far back there.....cant track down the source though. Guess i gotta get this heater core replaced sooner than later
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Unread 02-19-2013, 06:52 PM   #43
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Ok guys I had bypassed the core, now I notice a leak above my steering box driver front wheel side!?! What could this be? I checked the hose looks tight? Ideas any? Please and thank you
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Unread 02-19-2013, 07:07 PM   #44
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where did you bypass at? fire wall or near the thermostat?
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Unread 02-19-2013, 07:15 PM   #45
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where did you bypass at? fire wall or near the thermostat?
I had my friend bypass it for me while I was working not sure where he did he damn! Lol let me take a look
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