[V6-12v] heater core?
natwhite at mnsi.net
Thu Jun 22 22:11:33 EDT 2006
This was my experience with an A6 heater core remove and replace:
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike LaRosa" <mrmotoguzzi00 at yahoo.com>
To: <quattrorunner at earthlink.net>; <v6-12v at audifans.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2006 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: [V6-12v] heater core?
> Sounds like the heater core is leaking....
> Not 100% sure by your description, but... if you open
> the hood, take of the plastic cover off where the
> wipers are there is a black box about a foot square.
> This is your heater box, yes the heater core is inside
> Your talking about a $100 for a new heater core and
> the valve.
> It's a 6-8 project to do... some caveats are the the
> hoses under the dash, and getting all the flaps
> correct when you split the box to swap the heater
> 93 100 csqw, did this last year...
> --- "quattrorunner at earthlink.net"
> <quattrorunner at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> I have a 97 a6 avant and have had a strange leak of
>> some sticky substance
>> under what appeared to be the transaxle. I couldn't
>> understand the
>> stickyness but thought it may be from the trans as
>> it has leaked in the
>> past. Anyway that has been for about a hear or so.
>> After having a small
>> coolant leak for about two weeks now, I thought it a
>> good idea to
>> investigate. It was coming from the area where the
>> heater hoses go to the
>> core area. At the plastic 90 degree turn out of the
>> black box. I don't have
>> the bently so I don't know what this box is but I
>> found the sticky
>> substance is from the seam there. The seam was up
>> against the rubber air
>> release valve behind the heater valve. It appears to
>> be a hole full of the
>> sticky stuff. My guess is that this stuff is glue
>> for the seams of the
>> core? But I don't know. Is this black box that the
>> heater hoses enter the
>> heater core or is the core inside it? And can I
>> change it from outside the
>> car or under the dash? Thanks, BA
>> Check BA-design.com for your custom jewelry ideas
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