HT4100 4.1, 4.5, 4.9 Discussion, Heater Core Replace BRRR COLD! in Cadillac Engine Technical Discussion; Got my 1983 Eldorado 4 years ago. Had the leaky heater core bypassed in the first week of ownership. Tried ...
Got my 1983 Eldorado 4 years ago. Had the leaky heater core bypassed in the first week of ownership. Tried replacing it myself, but realized it is a PIA and lived 3 winters cold. What would you guy estimate a decent shop would charge me to finally replace it. Also, does the blower need to be on for it to pass heat? Can it just be warm with intake air?
Thanks in advance
Yeah, let us know what happens with this one. I know most of the post-'85 FWD Cadillacs have heater cores that are relatively accessible compared to most others. Usually can be done by removing the glove box and kickpanel.
Same can't be said for most Ford vehicles. Most need the entire dashboard removed to get at them. Crown Vic's and Taurus's are notorious for high cost heater core replacement.
^ I second that. I just took my grand marquis apart in preparation for scrapping it and the ENTIRE dash was disassembled before I even saw where the core was. What a nightmare it would have been if I had to put it all back together!
Sorry I didn't update sooner. I went to an a/c shop that had nothing to do in the cold. I brought the core that I got at Autozone, new anti-freeze and a bottle of Bars Leak pellets and they did it for $300 cash.