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Old 04-12-2008, 06:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how to remove heater core on 67 Galaxie

Im wondering if any one has R&R the heater core from a 67 Galaxie with Selectaire or factory air. Neither the shop manual or parts manual show a diagram or discription of this. I need some help on how to go about it. should be about the same as a 65, 66. My windshield started fogging up this am and i can smell anti-freeze/radiator water. I appreciate any insight on this.
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Old 04-12-2008, 07:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My 1966 shop manual briefly discusses removing the heater unit from the firewall, if that's what you are inquiring about. Simple task-- drain the coolant system and the heater hoses at the heater unit, remove the retaining screws which secure it to the firewall, and break the unit away from the firewall. It is sealed to the firewall, so some careful prying may be involved. When you replace the unit, the manual says to put "silicone lubrication" on the padding around the unit. My guess is that most of that padding will tear away, so maybe clean it off and reseal it with some silicone sealer so the heater will remain efficient.

The heater has a blower on one side and a heater core, which looks like a tiny radiator, on the other. If you smell radiator fluid and the windows got fogged, then you are doing the right thing, I think.

They sell the cores separately, so you can keep your blower motor if it still works. I see a replacement core in my AutoKrafters catalog and my Dearborn Classics catalog. You can see if you can get it fixed at a place that fixes radiators, or get a replacment.

Hope that helps.
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Oh, I should add that the core comes out of the heating unit with the four screws holding on that long, rectangular plate where the heater hoses connect.
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Thats basically what my 67 manual says but i think its for a car without Selectaire or factory a/c. My heater core is located on the firewall to the left of the heater motor and is under the right fender. It seems like it will be a bear to get out. By the way, my step daughter just moved to Chattanooga from Knoxville, we will be visiting there pretty soon.
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Now that you mention "under the fender," I remember other people on this forum complaining about how hard it is to get to the heater core. Hopefully other members will answer better than I did.

You can look me up once you get here, but I can also give you some information about the place. We've been here for around four years.
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The inner fender needs to be loosened and its still kind of hard to get at all the bolts,I could not get the inner fender out of my 65 and I did it while the motor was out. Jeff
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Now i know what is nessessary to R&R the heater core in a 1967 Galaxie with factory AC. Remove the hood, remove the passenger side hood hinge, remove the passenger side front fender. Remove the heater hoses. Now you can get to all the 3/8 screws that hold the housing on and then just lift straight up and out. The core is mounted inside the housing with several more screws. In the meantime, im going to bypass the thing and maybe ill get lucky and have a heart attack before i have to change it out. I dont drive it much in the winter anyway.
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I started to take the dash loose on a chevy van once and i turned right around, put the screws back in the dash, tightened them up and said forget it I'd lived this long without one I can go a bit longer.
At least you aren't having to remove the dash!
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Now i know what is nessessary to R&R the heater core in a 1967 Galaxie with factory AC. Remove the hood, remove the passenger side hood hinge, remove the passenger side front fender. Remove the heater hoses. Now you can get to all the 3/8 screws that hold the housing on and then just lift straight up and out. The core is mounted inside the housing with several more screws. In the meantime, im going to bypass the thing and maybe ill get lucky and have a heart attack before i have to change it out. I dont drive it much in the winter anyway.
GEEEEEZ! Remove the hood, hinge, and fender??? I think I remember someone mentioning all of that, but it still sounds like a cuss-fest waiting to happen! I'm with you-- bypass, or just bundle up.
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