[V6-12v] Heater Core Kaput
mrmotoguzzi00 at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 7 12:42:13 EST 2006
--- Wilfried Link <wilfriedlink at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Wow, thanks Mike! You just made my day. I take it
> didn't use the crazy crane tool Bentley shows to
> the heater box out of the firewall in front of the
after everything was disconnected under the hood and
under the dash, i just pulled on it gently and it came
out, it helps that i'm 6"-2" at 225 lbs ;)
Did you just use a pry bar or something?
> One last mystery: How and at what point did you
> out the flaps weren't in the box correctly after
> first try?
definitley before it was back in the car ;)
when you get the box out, get it on the bench and move
the flaps around. take pics after each flap move....
when do you plan to do this ?
i'd buy the core and a heater valve at the same time,
should be under a $100.-
good luck Wil ;)
>I sure hope it was before you put the
> box back in the car again. (Luckily I bought my
> daughter a digital camera for Christmas -- I will
> certainly take your advice and use it a lot. Because
> she said I could.)
> Funny, the part I dread most is getting all the
> sweet-smelling nice blue coolant out of the carpets
> and mats. I will be very jazzed to get this fixed,
> becaue the car is pretty well dialed right now
> otherwise, even at 193k.
> 1995 A6
> --- Mike LaRosa <mrmotoguzzi00 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > --- Wilfried Link <wilfriedlink at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > Anyone ever DIY replace the heater core on an
> > Yup.
> > > Mine
> > > is flooding the footwells with coolant and
> > steaming
> > > the windows furiously. I have the Bentley
> > > which makes the removal of the heater box look
> > > fairly
> > > straightforward, but repositioning the flaps
> > inside
> > > the heater box after replacing the core looks
> > > fraught
> > > with danger without the VW/Audi special tool
> > > template
> > > (about $70 and a 7 to 10 day delay to get it.)
> > > experiences out there? Thanks in advance.
> > >
> > Yup.
> > It's a pain in the butt... but it can be done...
> > The biggest pain is to make sure you put them back
> > in correctly. I did it twice before i got it
> > right...
> > if ya have a digital camera use it ... alot ;)
> > other tidbits...
> > on my 93 100, same body as your 95 a6, I had hard
> > time with
> > the interior panels along the tranny tunnel..
> > because my car is a beater and I was time crunched
> > simply pulled
> > the 2 side panels off... they are not meant to do
> > that.. I used
> > black sheetrock screws to re-attach it when I was
> > done... unless
> > you really look it's not that noticeable...
> > Good Luck,
> > Mike
> > 93 100 csqa
> > > Wil Link
> > > 1995 A6 Avant
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