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  1. Roushinator

    Roushinator New Member Established Member

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    Since i could not find a how to on replacing the heater core on an SN95 i decided to make my own "How To". I hope this helps someone else.

    First i stopped by an Auto shop and had the A/C drained. I know the owner and this cost me $0. :)

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    Next i removed both of the front seats so i can easily remove the dash. On my 95 it was 4-15mm bolts each seat. Also had to disconnect the power cord from each seat.

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    30 min of work so far. I found $0.60 under the seats.:) Before i put the seats back in i will do a complete cleaning of the carpet and interior.
     
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    Next thing i did was disconnect the battery.

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    Removed the boot around the shifter. This just pulls out. Remember to disconnet the accessory plug and remove shift knob.

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    Maybe 5 mins for these steps.
     
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    Open center console and remove the 2 rubber stops. Unscrew the 2 screws and remove the inside section.

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    Remove the center console by removing 4 - 7mm bolts and disconnecting the plugs. 2 are in the center console and 2 are up where the shifter is. You will have to disconnect the electrical plug and the accessory plug.

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    Here is it removed

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    Found $0.98 under the middle console along with a lot of trash. I am glad i am doing this just to get it clean. Maybe 25 mins of work.
     
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    Removed the radio...

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    To remove the bezel around the radio you must take out this 7mm bolt.

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    Then it just pops out...

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    This took me about 30 min because i did not know how to remove the radio. But now that i know how it comes out it would have taken me 10 mins.
     
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    Next removed the AC/Heat contols. 4 - 7mm bolts

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    Disconnect all plugs

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    Takes about 10 min.
     
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    Next i moved on to the drivers side...


    Remove 2 - 8mm bolts. Then the plastic piece pops off.

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    Then removed the metal plate. It has 2 - 8mm bolts.

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    I next popped off the defroster vent...

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    I popped off the door sill molding.

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    Also the kick panel molding...

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    And pulled back the carpet to see the damage. There is a push pin holding the carpet to the ceter console. Carpet was still real wet. I put a fan in there to try and dry some of that up.

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    So i began to take the steering column out. I heard you can leave it in but it makes the dash even more akward when taking it out. So i removed the plastic around the ignition.

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    Locked the steering wheel in place and disconnected it from the steering shaft.

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    Remove metal brace under column. 2 - 7mm bolts

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    Then disconnected all plugs associated with the steering column. then removed the four 13mm nuts holding the column in place.

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    Removed the door sill molding and kick panel

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    Unbolt the hood release handle. You need to do this so you can disconnect the plugs. 10mm bolt.

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    Disconnect the plugs found in both kick panels label any plugs that look similar. The dash is held in place by the following bolts. Starting on the drivers side.

    3 gold 7mm bolts
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    15mm bolt located near drivers door.
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    This 7mm bolt is right above the previous bolt but you have to access it from under the dash.
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    7mm bolt
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    7mm bolt
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    7mm bolt
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    7mm bolt near passenger door
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    7mm bolt accessed through glove box. Squeeze the sides of the glove box and it should pop down.
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    3 gold 7mm bolts
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    Gently pull on the dash and it should come out easy. Disconnect any remaining plugs.

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    wow good writeup! looks like a major PITMFA!!!!!!!!
     
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    looks easier than my fox body. I can't tell you how many new cracks I had in my dash after that shit.
     
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    Remove retainer Clip on A/C Hose

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    I had these tools already to disconnect the A/C hoses.

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    They are CRAP. So i ended up back at the part store and got these.

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    So after a few hours i finally got them disconnected.

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    That is all for today. I would like to kick Ford engineers in the butt for placing all that in such a cramped messed up way. I could barely get my hands in there. I had to disconnect some of the cables surrounding just to make space.
     
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    Take these 3 bolts off from the inside....

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