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newbie, please help removing heater core

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Old 05-21-2009, 12:08 PM
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sup yall
been driving my 1999 s80 for 4 months now, love it
after a week of ownership i noticed a funny of
either oil or coolant coming from the vents when ever the heater was on
about 2 weeks ago started noticing that the floor on the driver side was a
little wet
figured it must have been from me due to walking across the grass

well guys, 2 days ago a big puddle appeared on the passenger side

did some research......and started to remove the heater core
I actually got the pins out, pipes pushed to the side and heater core
out half way

but, it just wont clear a little black box connected to the brake pad
believe me i searched but couldnt find reasonable release for it
and knowing me id break that little plastic thing and would end up having to tow it to the dealer

now i dont consider myself clumsy, but, im not a mechanic either
i play football for my high school but i dont think brut force is whats needed
for this issue

please help
pictures would be great
thanks alot
 
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:16 PM
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Maybe it is hitting the brake light switch?
Those are a pain to get out without breaking them. There is 2 tabs you would have to compress to get the switch out.
 
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:32 AM
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the steering column gets in the way too. you have to drop it the column and swing it as far left as you can go to sqeeze the heater core out. its very tight in there but possible.
 
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:07 PM
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hey guys
thanks for the help

well i finally saved up enough money for a new heater core
and went to work on the car yesterday

i did managed to pull out the brake relay (with out breaking it)
but im afraid i need some more help on how to
"drop the steering column" and swing it out of the way????

thanks tech and raygnlz
something about fixin cars make a guy feel like.........a lion.
 
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:21 PM
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There is 2 screws that hold it to the dash area up towards the front you have to remove the cover around the steering column. Also under the dash kind of by where the switch was there is a screw that goes like through the column and slides as well. Remove the long bolt then it will drop down some. You might also want to remove the knuckle from the floor board.

I never take any of that apart though.
 
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