Heater Core Replacement 1978 w/Air - FSB Forums
Register Home Forums Active Topics Photo Gallery All Albums Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance FSB Store
FullsizeBronco.com is the premier Ford Bronco Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-17-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
SHRTHRN
Registered User
 
SHRTHRN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Maryville, TN
Posts: 442
iTrader: (0)
Bronco Info: 1978 Ranger XLT Stock
Heater Core Replacement 1978 w/Air

First time replacing one of these and I did it in two hours using this tutorial:

http://www.ncspecialties.com/autobody/heater/index.htm

I was a bit intimidated after reading posts about ripping the A/C out for good and Haynes manual saying the job was too complicated for home mechanics and techs charging $600 to do the job, etc. I am not a whiz of a wrench turner but I did the job with basic tools.

A good tip I read was to remove the glove box liner and the passenger seat. That helped a bunch. Anyway, I wanted to pass it along to help others who might be hesitant about this job. The previous owner bypassed the core and left it that way for who knows how long. I am glad I'll have heat and defrost this winter!


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app
__________________
CHRIS - R2D2
SHRTHRN is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-17-2011, 10:38 PM   #2
minister
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: New Haven, KY
Posts: 19
iTrader: (0)
Bronco Info: 79 bronco, 460, sitting on 35" mud terrains
Very useful link. Thanks for sharing.
minister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2011, 10:44 PM   #3
Keek007
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Conway Arkansas
Posts: 38
iTrader: (0)
Bronco Info: 1987 6" lift, 33" tires,302 engine,crazy driver!!
I know it was not fun doing it in my 86 and I'm going to say it ain't much better on a 79
Keek007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 08:15 AM   #4
joshmillslane
Registered User
 
joshmillslane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Manassas, VA
Posts: 138
iTrader: (3)
Bronco Info: 79 Custom - 460, C6, NP205, 35"BFGs
Nice, thanks for sharing this.
joshmillslane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2011, 09:26 AM   #5
superduty
Registered User
 
superduty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: muskegon mi
Posts: 99
iTrader: (0)
Bronco Info: 78 351m with some stuff, dodge 8 lug outers, disc br 14bff, 4" deavers, 35" mtz's
wow, that's a good link.
The PO of my bronco cut a hole to replace the HC from under the hood then covered it with sheetmetal
I wonder if the thermocouple is installed correctly
__________________
superduty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 01:38 AM   #6
cougarmandan
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Bonanza, AR
Posts: 77
iTrader: (0)
Bronco Info: 78 Bronco Ranger XLT
I am guess this is what happened to my box, Its all torn up. How hard is it to replace the whole box under the hood with a used one. I'm not looking forward to this.
cougarmandan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  FSB Forums > Bronco Discussions > 1978-'79 Bronco Tech


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:34 PM.


2003-2009 FullSizeBronco.com. All rights reserved