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Re: Help with heater core replacement-'87 5kTQ

Tony Lum wrote:
> Hi gang,
> I'm trying to replace the core in my heater box assembly.  Getting the
> assembly out of the car wasn't too bad, but getting the box apart has been
> a royal PITA.  I've removed the clips all around and the two deep screws in
> the recess in the middle of the assembly, but it still won't split apart.

Two more recessed screws left.

> Is there a trick to this or should I continue to nurse it apart?  Do you
> really have to dismantle all the flap levers?

Yes. For their assembly back together:
1. drill 5mm deep ~2mm DIA holes in the flap's axles.
2. cut 10cm pieces of coat hanger wire.
3. stick those pieces into the flap axles.
4. fish the wire through first, when assembling the halves of the box.

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ -- 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ
Philadelphia, PA