Sunday, March 11, 2012

Replacing Ford and mercury heater core?

The details are same for both ford Taurus and Mercury Sable car model.


Removal & Installation 1
3 SERIES
5 & 7 SERIES

Details are as follows :---


Ford Taurus Heater core Replace Except 5 Series And 7 Series? Sable


Ford Taurus 5 & 7 Series Heater core replace?

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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    CAUTION
    After disconnecting the negative battery cable, wait for at least 1 minute for the SRS or air bag module to deplete its energy.
  2. Place the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
  3. Lock the steering column.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:

    SRS bolt covers from both sides of the steering wheel
    SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts
    SRS module and disconnect the electrical connector
    Steering wheel bolt and discard it
  5. Press the steering wheel from the steering column.

    Lower steering column shaft bolt
    2 lower instrument panel cover-to-instrument panel screws and unsnap the lower cover from the instrument panel
  6. Turn ignition switch to the RUN position
  7. Insert a 1 / 8 in. (3mm) wire or pin punch in the lower steering column shroud hole, under the ignition switch; then, press on the pin while pulling out on the ignition switch lock cylinder and remove it from the steering column lock cylinder housing.
  8. Remove or disconnect the following:

    3 steering column shroud screws and the shrouds
    Shift control selector lever boot
    Gearshift lever pin from the manual control lever and remove the lever
    Wiring connector at the bottom of the steering column and remove the wiring from the column, (if equipped with an overdrive lockout switch on the manual control lever)
    Electrical connectors
    Multi-function switch screws and move it aside
    Shift indicator cable from the shifter tube
    Shifter indicator-to-column adjustment cable screw
    Interlock cable and actuator (if equipped with a column shift)
    4 steering column-to-instrument panel bracket nuts and steering column
    Push pins and the lower instrument cover from the instrument panel reinforcement (at the passenger-s side)
    Console finish panel
  9. Under the steering column, 2 instrument panel brace screws, the courtesy lamp socket, the 2 Diagnostic Link Connector (DLC) screws and the instrument panel brace.
  10. If not equipped with an Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (EATC), disconnect the electrical connectors and the vacuum harness from the evaporator housing and the blower motor.
  11. If equipped with an Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (EATC), remove the sensor hose/elbow and disconnect the electrical harness connectors and the vacuum hose harness from the evaporator housing.
  12. Insert the Radio Removing tools 415-001 into the integrated control panel faceplate; then, push the tools in approximately 1 1 / 2 in. (38mm) to release the retaining clips. Spread the tools slightly and pull the integrated control panel from the instrument panel.
  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Electrical connectors and the automatic temperature control sensor hose and elbow, if equipped
    6 console center finish panel screws and the panel, (if equipped with a floor shift)
    4 instrument panel finish panel screws and panel, located at the right side of the steering column, (if equipped with a column shift)
    Instrument cluster finish panel-to-instrument panel clips and pull the finish panel straight out
    4 instrument cluster-to-instrument panel screws, the electrical connectors and the instrument cluster
    Upper finish panel (located at the top of the instrument panel)
    Light sensor amplifier connector, (if equipped with an autolamp)
    Instrument panel finish end panels on both sides of the instrument panel
    Front scuff plates and pull the door weatherstrip away from the instrument panel (on both sides of the instrument panel)
    3 instrument panel-to-upper cowl top panel screws
    2 screws at each end of the instrument panel
    Instrument panel electrical connectors and the parking brake switch
    Instrument panel
  14. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse
  15. Remove or disconnect the following:
    WARNING
    Do not attempt to bend any part of the lever, for it is brittle and will break.



    Heater hoses from the heater core and plug the openings
    4 air conditioning electronic blend door actuator-to-heater/air conditioning housing assembly screws and the actuator
    Metal cover, disengage the spring from the heater core cover and from the lever
    Gently, depress the locking ramp and remove the lever from the secondary air temperature control door end
  16. Rotate the primary air conditioning air temperature control door shaft downward, swing the metal link counterclockwise and remove it from the pin.
  17. Remove the 3 heater core cover-to-heater/air conditioning housing assembly screws, the cover and the seal.
  18. Press on the heater core tubes and remove the heater core from the heater/air conditioning housing assembly. 

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    Fig. Remove the instrument panel insulator from the instrument panel reinforcement-Taurus and Sable


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    Fig. Manual air conditioning/heater equipped vehicles disconnection points-Taurus and Sable


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    Fig. EATC equipped vehicles disconnection points-Taurus and Sable


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    Fig. On floor shift vehicles, remove the console center finish panel-Taurus and Sable


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    Fig. On floor shift vehicles, remove the finish panel from around the integrated control panel-Taurus and Sable


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    Fig. If equipped with autolamps, detach the light sensor amplifier-Taurus and Sable


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    Fig. Unsnap the upper finish panel from the instrument panel-Taurus and Sable


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    Fig. Remove the instrument panel finish end panel-Taurus and Sable


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    Fig. Detach the electrical connectors-Taurus and Sable


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    Fig. Instrument panel-to-cowl panel mounting-Taurus and Sable


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    Fig. Remove the 4 blend door actuator retaining screws-Taurus and Sable


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    Fig. Secondary air temperature door connections-Taurus and Sable



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    Fig. View of the temperature control mechanism-Taurus and Sable


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    Fig. Exploded view of the heater core-Taurus and Sable
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    WARNING
    Do not use excessive force when installing the radio, the retaining clips can become damaged.



    Heater core to the heater/air conditioning housing assembly
    Heater core cover, the seal and the 3 heater core cover-to-heater/air conditioning housing assembly screws
    Lever to the secondary air conditioning air temperature control door end
    Spring to the lever, engage the spring to the heater core cover and install the metal cover
    Air conditioning electronic blend door actuator and the 4 actuator-to-heater/air conditioning housing assembly screws
    Heater hoses to the heater core
    Instrument panel with the help of an assistant
    Instrument panel electrical connectors and the parking brake switch
    2 screws at each end of the instrument panel with the help of an assistant
    3 instrument panel-to-upper cowl top panel screws
    Front scuff plates and the door weatherstrip (on both sides of the instrument panel)
    Instrument panel finish end panels (on both sides of the instrument panel)
    Electrical connector to the light sensor amplifier (if equipped with an autolamp)
    Upper finish panel (at the top of the instrument panel)
    Instrument cluster, electrical connectors and the 4 instrument cluster-to-instrument panel screws
    Instrument cluster finish panel and engage the finish panel-to-instrument panel clips
    Instrument panel finish panel and 4 panel screws, located at the right side of the steering column (if equipped with a column shift)
    Console center finish panel and the 6 panel screws (if equipped with a floor shift)
    Electrical connectors and the automatic temperature control sensor hose and elbow, if equipped
    Integrated control panel faceplate



    Sensor hose/elbow, the electrical harness connectors and the vacuum hose harness to the evaporator housing (if equipped with an Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (EATC)
    Connect the electrical connectors and the vacuum harness to the evaporator housing and the blower motor (if not equipped with an EATC)
    Instrument panel brace and the 2 Diagnostic Link Connector (DLC) screws
    Courtesy lamp socket and install the 2 instrument panel brace screws
    Console finish panel (if equipped with a floor shift)
    Lower instrument cover to the instrument panel reinforcement (located on the passenger-s side)
    Steering column and torque the 4 steering column-to-instrument panel bracket nuts to 10-13 ft. lbs. (13-17 Nm)
    Interlock cable and actuator (if equipped with a column shift)
    Shifter indicator-to-column adjustment cable screw
    Shift indicator cable to the shifter tube
    Multi-function switch and the screws
    Electrical connectors
    Wiring connector at the bottom of the steering column and install the wiring to the column (if equipped with an overdrive lockout switch on the manual control lever)
    Gearshift lever and the lever pin to the manual control lever
    3 steering column shroud screws and the shrouds
    Ignition switch to the steering column lock cylinder housing
    Lower instrument panel cover and the 2 lower cover-to-instrument panel screws
    Lower steering column shaft bolt and torque it to 17-20 ft. lbs. (22-26 Nm)
    Steering wheel to the steering column
    New steering wheel bolt and torque it to 26-33 ft. lbs. (34-46 Nm)
    SRS module and connect the electrical connector
    SRS module-to-steering wheel bolts and torque the bolts to 89-123 inch lbs. (10-14 Nm)
    SRS bolt covers
    Negative battery cable
  2. Fill the cooling system.
  3. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.

3 Series




NOTE
The heater case assembly must be removed to remove the heater core on all 3-Series vehicles.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Drain the cooling system into a clean container for reuse.
  3. Discharge and recover the air conditioning system refrigerant.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Remove the heater bulkhead from the engine compartment


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    Fig. Heater bulkhead retaining screws
    Release hose clamps and detach the water hoses
    Release heater case screws on the firewall


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    Fig. Heater case retaining screws
    Steering wheel and column switches

CAUTION
When removing the steering wheel on airbag equipped vehicles, use extreme caution handling the airbag assembly. Store the airbag with the airbag facing up, to avid injury in case of accidental deployment. Replace damaged airbag assemblies. Do not try to repair or reuse deployed airbag assemblies.



Center console retaining screws
All electrical leads and remove the console
Open the glove box and remove the glove box door assembly
Instrument panel trim
Left and right -A- pillar trim
Headlight switch assembly
Instrument cluster
Radio assembly and the radio trim
Ventilation control head
Passenger side airbag
Left and right defroster vents
Upper instrument panel retaining screws and pull the instrument panel away from the firewall
All electrical multi-plugs and pull the instrument panel out of the vehicle
Steering column fasteners and lower the column
Remove the fasteners from the right and left sides of the instrument panel reinforcement
Right and left head airbag assemblies if equipped


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Fig. Instrument panel reinforcement side fasteners and head airbag assembly
Electrical leads from the heater
Right and left center console reinforcements
Cut the cable ties from the fusebox. Release the locks and pivot assembly downwards
Fusebox and the transverse reinforcement
Heater case retaining bolts and heater case assembly from the vehicle
Remove the core from the case assembly

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Heater core into the case. Make sure the gasket is positioned properly.
    Heater case in position in the vehicle
    Fusebox and the transverse reinforcement
    Pivot fusebox assembly upwards and engage locks. Install new cable ties
    Right and left center console reinforcements
    Electrical leads from the heater
    Right and left head airbag assemblies if equipped
    Right and left side fasteners of the instrument panel reinforcement
    Raise the steering column and install new fasteners
    All instrument panel electrical multi-plugs and the instrument panel into the vehicle
    Left and right defroster vents
    Passenger side airbag
    Ventilation control head
    Radio assembly and the radio trim
    Instrument cluster
    Headlight switch assembly
    Left and right -A- pillar trim
    Instrument panel trim
    The glove box door assembly
    Center console
    Column switches and steering wheel
    Heater case screws on the firewall
    Water hoses and clamps
    The heater bulkhead in the engine compartment
  2. Refill the cooling system.
  3. Evacuate, charge and leak test the air conditioning system.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable.
  5. Operate the engine to normal operating temperatures; then, check the climate control operation and check for leaks.

This details will help.
Thanks.


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Car repair guide?

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