Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions. Remove the three 3 Torx-head screws from each side of the dash using a T30 Torx-head wrench, where they attach to the door pillars. Based on your description, we recommend using the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer. I also didn't see any way to remove the heater core box without removing the lateral dashboard support tube which runs from left to right across the entire dash. Retaining tabs were originally coated with white grease for easy installation and removal. Airbag removal is performed with the removal of three bolts two bottom and one top , using a 10mm socket.
Filling the system with water and allowing it to drain will remove any bad coolant. I tie-wired the dash and let it hang from the roll bar. Check the floor of the front passenger seat after you've driven the car; if it's wet then you absolutely need to replace the heater core. Caution: Coolant can be extremely hot. Now for the tricky bit.
Remove the trim and air vent from the driver side footwell, then remove the heater core trim. Be sure to follow the cooling system capacity table on the back of the bottle to ensure using the proper amount of the product. Once removed, go back under the dash and unscrew the 2 heater pipes from the heater core 4 screws for each pipe. Forrest- You will add your antifreeze first just leaving enough room for 16 ounces of BlueDevil Pour N Go Head Gasket Sealer. The BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer would be able to seal a heater core leak.
Remove the L-shaped evaporator drain tube that protrudes from underneath the evaporator canister. The BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer would be the most applicable product to use for a leaking heater core. Reassemble heater plenum and reinstall into vehicle, reinstall blower motor wiring, screws, vacuum lines and control cables. However, there can be additional charges if the mechanic runs into other problems while doing the repair. Based on your description, you would be a good candidate for the product. Sharon- Thank you for asking about your Dodge Stratus. I see dash removal - which is part of the job.
Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions. No leaks on the floor but I suspect that the heater core is leaking. The product is formulated to work with the antifreeze already in your system, so your only real direction is to make sure you have enough room to add the product. So after going to the department to get a price on the heater core and , then giving the paperwork to the service advisor, he looked up the time to replace the heater core. The product with the yellow label will give you best overall results as long as you can remove the thermostat and flush the system prior to use.
In the worst case, this corrosion can compromise the integrity of the floor of your vehicle making it unsafe. I was thinking of using a drill pump and looping the heater core hoses in order to just circulate the water through the heater core. Locate the dash mounting hardware on the left side of dash and remove them. Undo it, and remove the piece. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more. After some searching, I haven't been able to find anything anywhere on this. Itls located above and toward the left of the lower pipe.
You will reuse the coolant later. Can your product seal the leak, which product, and if so how do we do it. You would be removing the thermostat and performing a cooling system flush prior to using the product. The glove box will need to be removed in most cases to allow access. As per the directions, you will be removing the thermostat and flushing the cooling system prior to use.
Gently remove the top cover of the unit. You then need to disconnect your refrigerant lines from the evaporator. Also, as per the directions, you will be removing your thermostat and performing a cooling system flush prior to using the product. Here is a guide that will give you an idea of what you are in for when doing the job. This brace bolts to the firewall and everything else bolts to it. I just took a lot of pics for memory purposes.
I left most of the main pieces together including the steering column. Remove the heater outlet hose from the heater core. One bottle of the BlueDevil Pour-N-Go Head Gasket Sealer will treat a system up to 12 quarts, so you should be using the full bottle in this instance. I left that bolted to the dash. For a leaking heater core, we recommend using the BlueDevil Head Gasket Sealer.
I read a coolant flush before the treatment is recommended. My question: If the leak is from a crack in the hose at the core rather than the core itself, will Pour-N-Go likely still take care of the issue? Look now at the side of heater box itself and you will see a little bracket that holds in the heater core. If so what product to use. Windows fogging up and sweet smell. The heater core cannot be accessed without first removing the white housing it's contained in. This is located close to where the shaft enters the interior compartment.