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Antifreeze in passenger floor

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BulldogK5, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. BulldogK5

    BulldogK5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    This is a bad thing obviously. It is a bad heater core, right? If so, is it hard to replace? If not, what is it?

    Truck is a 91 crew cab w/350.

    Thanks for the help guys.:waytogo:
     
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    I'm about to replace the one on my Blazer. Non A/C truck, so mine will be easier. I think I saw a write up on it here somewhere. Try searching, there were a few good tips in it.
     
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    I just replaced mine in December. It was done in 45 minutes. But mine is a non-AC '73 Blazer. You may have more junk in the way that might take more time seeing as how it's a '91...
     
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    Thanks guys. I am in the middle of having to run back and forth to the hospital so I haven't had time to do a lot of searching on this. Maybe tonight I can. Thanks again.
     
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    Damn dude, I'm really sorry to hear that. I never noticed or smelled anything when she was here. :yikes:

    What's up with the hospital? Paw-in-law still?

    Oh, I've got a OE repair manual and that brace I'm going to send you. I'm pm you a tracking number Monday.
     
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    Just replaced one on my '87 with AC. It was a PITA for me but came out well in the end.
     
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    and if you have to drive it in the mean time, just bypass it.
     
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    The heater core in my 83 C10 sprung a leak almost two years ago, and I bypassed it with no ill effects. I only drive it in the summer, anyways....

    To bypass the sucker, you're gonna need a 3/4 x 5/8 barbed connector and a couple of hose clamps. :thumb:
     
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    It just appeared today on the road. I started to smell it and found a small trickle, barely got the dust turned to mud.:D

    They moved him to an extended stay hospital due to the reaallly slow recovery. He had a setback this morning and we thought he was going but as of an hour ago he was being somewhat responsive and all of the spiked numbers were closer to normal (blood pressure, sugar, O2 levels, etc.) or at least better. Thanks for asking.;)
    You got a heater core you can send with the brace?:haha:

    I had thought of this in the short term but I have the K5 that I love to drive so it's no biggie. Thanks for the link to the article.:wink1:

    Thanks guys, I really appreciate it.
     

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