: 1977 Coupe Deville possibly needs a heater core?

03-18-06, 07:35 PM
Hey I've been told by two people that my 77 Coupe Deville needs a heater core. Anyone have that done in the past and knows how much i should pay? I was planning on letting it go till the spring but when I drive the car the windows all fog up, it smokes a little bit until the car warms up and leaks some coolant when parked. The original owner told me she replaced the heater core in 1995. I've had the car since 1997 and its only gone 4,000 miles since then (80k orig.).

Jonas McFeely
03-18-06, 08:23 PM
I dont know anything about that.Im just posting to say i like that DeVille.Nice color!


03-19-06, 01:23 AM
Thanks the color is Jennifer Blue.

The Ape Man
03-19-06, 08:19 AM
#1 cause of heater core leakage in these cars is letting idiots under the hood to perform repairs. One heater hose is easy to lean on while changing the passenger side spark plugs. Lean too hard and the heater core can turn into a leaker. One has to be very cautious when replacing heater hoses also. They need to be sliced lengthwise where they go onto the core and then peeled away. If you can live without heat then consider bypassing the core for now.

03-19-06, 10:21 AM
Thanks I bypassed the heater core this morning. So no heat. I'll let that go just a little bit longer until i have more time to deal with it. Other than this and my A/C system i replaced last summer the car has been pretty trouble free the past few years. But if anyone has any idea on how much it is to fix let me know.

Jonas McFeely
03-19-06, 01:04 PM
oh shit it looked green in that pic

03-19-06, 06:22 PM
hey everyone...just drove the car from NYC to suburban philly ( a little over 3hrs..hit traffic) and made it with no problems...just no heat...so back into storage she goes until i get some extra $$ to fix the heater core.

03-20-06, 07:29 AM
hi, suburban philly? where abouts? i am in valley forge.

03-20-06, 08:35 AM
I store the car near Villanova Univ.

03-21-06, 05:31 AM
Delco heater core lists for $32.99 at rockauto, other companies products are less. Almost seems too cheap...

03-21-06, 06:44 AM
Yeah that seems really cheap....Labor to install i'm sure is crazy.