The heater core debacle continues. Its supposed to take a half day ? I guess I have 3 days into it now and am ready to try and put it back together. I have a lot more parts to remove than a stock TJ and 12 years of dirt and,rust and warn paint to take care of.
Driver side with every thing removed. The extra parts are brake controller, air lines for shocks, stereo wires, rock hard bolt in roll cage, duel battery setup.
Took a lot of extra time cleaning all the removed parts, fire wall and also the wires.
This is the housing that holds the heater core and AC evap coil. Its big and is why everything had to be removed to get it out of the Jeep.
This is the housing separated to show the leaking heater core and the dirty AC coil. If you have a TJ you can actually get into the housing to clean the entering side of the coil by simply removing the blower motor from the engine compartment and reaching into the coil.
AC coil removed, Wow surprising how much junk got in there. It gets in there from the cowl. So if you are parked under any trees or drive through a lot of trees look out.
This a look at the old heater coil on the left and the new one on the right. Big difference on the quality and fin count.. Got mine from advance auto.
On top of every thing else the copper tubing coming off of the coil was screwed up. It was bent in the wrong places. I had to brake out the oxygen acetylene torch to heat it up and correct it..
Putting all the hard parts back in is not what bothers me its all the wiring connections. I would hate to forget something. Hope I make the annual this year.
Last Edit: Aug 20, 2009 16:13:55 GMT -5 by stuck tj