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how to replace the heater core in 1995 ford ranger


here's the service manual

here's the service manual info, if you need the pics, i'll need an email ad. to send them to, pics donn't post here, let me know. mws919

Removal and Installation

Allow the engine to cool. Following all safety precautions and using a thick cloth, turn radiator cap slowly to the first stop. Step back while pressure is released. When the pressure has been released, tighten the radiator cap on the radiator.
Disconnect the heater water hoses from the heater core and plug the heater water hoses.
In the passenger compartment, remove the instrument panel. See: Instrument Panel, Gauges and Warning Indicators\Instrument Cluster / Carrier
Remove heater air plenum chamber. See: Housing Assembly HVAC
Remove heater core from heater air plenum chamber.
For installation, follow removal procedures in reverse order.

REMOVAL

CAUTION: If gauges are being removed from the cluster assembly, do not remove the gauge pointer. Magnetic gauges cannot be recalibrated.

Disconnect the battery ground cable.
Remove radio.
Remove two center instrument panel finish panel screws. Disconnect electrical connectors and remove panel.
Remove two hood latch control handle and cable screws from lower steering column cover.
Remove two lower steering column cover screws and remove cover.
Remove six instrument panel steering column opening cover reinforcement screws and cover reinforcement.
Remove three steering column shroud screws and separate upper/lower shroud from steering column tube.
Remove five cluster instrument panel finish panel screws. Disconnect electrical connectors and remove panel.
Disconnect Transmission Range (TR) indicator thumbwheel.

Remove four instrument cluster screws.

Disconnect the three instrument cluster electrical connectors and remove the instrument cluster.
INSTALLATION
To install, reverse the removal procedure.

Air Plenum Chamber and Duct

Removal

Disconnect the battery ground cable(s).
Remove heater water hoses from heater core and plug heater water hoses.
Remove the heater plenum chamber case.
Remove the remaining nuts which secure the heater air plenum chamber to the dash panel on the engine side of the panel.
In the passenger compartment, remove the instrument panel.
Pull heater air plenum chamber rearward from the dash panel and remove from the vehicle.
Installation

Position the heater air plenum chamber to the dash panel, aligning the studs with the holes in the panel.
Install the nuts on the studs at the dash panel in the engine compartment.
Install heater plenum chamber case.
Install the heater water hoses on the heater core.
Install the instrument panel. See: Instrument Panel, Gauges and Warning Indicators\Instrument Cluster / Carrier
NOTE: When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the powertrain control module (PCM) relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy. Connect the battery ground cable(s). Check system for proper installation.

Can find more information on

Can find more information on the following site along with pictures (on the fourth thread down).

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/4-cylinder-tech/6730-1997-ranger-heater-c...


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