Yep, the heater core went blippo. First sign was smell, when I turned on
the heater few days ago. This morning, green pool on the passenger side
Same vehicle, 94 Blazer S-10, 4.3L V6.
Got the GM service manual from books4cars website. Says I have to remove
the instrument panel to get to the heater core. Have the replacement in
hand. Is there a way around this monstrous job of removing the instrument
I've replaced 3 heater cores, from Chevys to BMW's. They all say you
have to remove the entire dash and instrument cluster. I've never had
to. Hell, the BMW manual even wanted me to remove the steering wheel
and shaft. Worst case I ever had was where I had to just *loosen* the
Work carefully and loosen only what you have to. Take off all the
lower dash parts ;that's where it is, anyway. Have an inspection
mirror, and some good lights. Plan on taking your time; if you have
one, take a few pics with a digital camera.
Ripping the whole dash and instrument cluster off is for shops who
have a limited time to do the work, but your budget to work with. It
makes sense for them to do it that way, but not for an individual
trying to save a buck.
By the way, I wear extra-large gloves - if my hams can get in there,
odds are yours can.
P.S. Forget the GM service manual on this, and get a Haynes.
-= Larry A.
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