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Fiddling around with your car's heater and you can't get the heat to work? Your heater core may have gone kaput. Check your radiator to make sure that you have enough coolant first and inspect all hoses and clamps. If everything is okay, you can pretty much assume your heater core is shot. If so, replacing your heater core is something that you can do yourself. Order a new heater core from us and save big money. OEM quality or better parts sold to you for less. That is what we are all about. Most heater cores are accessible through your dash, while others can be reached behind the firewall underneath your hood. Check your repair manual for exact location if not sure, and refer to your manual as you do the work. By the way, we sell Chilton and Haynes repair manuals too. Shop right online and we will get your order to you quickly. It is that easy. We will match or beat our competitor's prices, so need for you to shop elsewhere. We are the low price king when it comes to the highest quality replacement parts. We have a heater core for you, shop now and save.
What Type of Heater Core Should You Buy?
Your car has to be as comfortable as it can be when you're driving. Without a good heating system, it's just like driving a cold storage truck on the road. So when you notice fog on your windshield or wet spots on your carpet, it's about time you change your heater core. Here are some things you have to consider when buying a new one:
Your car's engine and A/C system
Just because your car has a heating system, it doesn't necessarily mean that it has a heater core. Older car models use air-cooled systems, which do not use heater cores to heat up the passenger compartment. Instead, these models use air from their motor's cooling fans and channel it into the cabin to be used as heat. So unless you're running on a water-cooled engine, the heater core is the least of your problems. But if your car has one, check on your fans or other parts of your air-conditioning system for possible leakage. This way, you'll know if you need to replace any busted part.
Types of heater core
The two most popular types are aluminum and copper heater cores. Aluminum heater cores are used in most cars today, which makes finding an OE replacement easier. But if you're going for durability, aluminum types might not be your best bet. The mixing of metals within the aluminum tubing is responsible for corrosion, which is best avoided by using copper-type heater cores. Copper heater cores are generally heavier and more durable. They also transfer heat better. Although they have a shorter lifespan than aluminum types, around 5 years or 50,000 miles, copper heater cores are usually cheaper and preferred by many. Because of their more efficient design, they can generate heat better and faster.
High-quality OE replacement parts
It might surprise you to know that the cost of operating your heating system is more than the cost of purchasing it. Maintenance of your heater core, such as regular replacing of coolant and flushing of your system, can have a long-term impact on your wallet. The best way to reduce the operating costs is by choosing a high-efficiency, durable heater core. Go for a high-quality OE replacement for this heating system component to decrease the likelihood of leaks caused by an ill-fitting replacement part. Also make sure that your heater core is backed by a warranty with reasonable coverage to ensure you get exactly what you're paying for.
Steps in Installing a New Heater Core
Your car isn't blowing off steam just because it wants to. The hot air coming from under your hood is a sign of a bad heater core. Replace your faulty heater core with these easy steps:
Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
Things you'll need:
- Socket wrench
- Drainage pan/plastic sheets
- 1 gallon 50/50 coolant mix
- New heater core
Step 1: Preparing your car
Before working on your heater core, make sure you've disconnected the negative cable from your battery terminal. After you've plugged the battery cable, lift the hood of your car.
Step 2: Locating your heater core
Some heater cores are harder to access than most. So if you can't see your heater core right away, refer to your manufacturer's repair manual to locate it. Once you've located your heater core, place either a drainage pan or plastic sheets under it and its coolant hoses to catch any coolant that may leak from the hoses.
Step 3: Removing your heater core
Using a socket wrench, unscrew the couplings of the hoses attached to your heater core. Let all the coolant flow out into your pan and then pull out the hoses. Remove your heater core from its place.
Step 4: Installing your new heater core
Before installing your heater core, check the intake/outake hoses for any damage. Replace them if necessary to avoid premature damage to your new heater core. Install your heater core by reconnecting the hoses in the same manner as step 3. Secure the new heater core in place.
Step 5: Preparing for your heater core testing
Carefully pull out the plastic sheets or pan and dispose of the coolant. Replace any lost coolant from your heater core with a fresh 50/50 mix.
Step 6: Testing your new heater core
Reconnect your negative cable to your battery and close the hood of your car. After starting your car for the testing, allow it to reach the operating temperature before measuring results to ensure accuracy.