where is heater core located

initforluv
5

Asked by initforluv Feb 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM about the 2000 Dodge Dakota

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

Darius Hermanski
975

It's on the passenger side and you'll need to remove the dash the get to it. From the engine bay you should see two rubber hoses going through the fire wall and these are connected to the heater core.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
Justin Doucette
1,885

Like he said, the heater core is behind the dash on the passenger side. The dash doesn't have to come completely out to do it, but close to it. You can bungee the bulk of it up out of the way and work behind it. In either case it's a very intensive job, in most cases a whole day or more.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Desmond Dexter
15

If you need to change it it is behind the dash but you might need a Hines repair manual because there are several steps to do it and it is very time consuming I just had mine changed and it took the shop almost nine hour and it can cost a lot. At dealer up to $800, but small shop $300 to $500.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Snidely
650

Also, you'll probably want to change the air conditioner evaporator while you have the dash off. Moisture tends to accumulate around the evaporator and corrodes the aluminum. Especially if the drain tube is plugged. (The drain tube is on the engine side of the firewall, below the heater core tubes.)

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Dakota
Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?
CarGurus has 3,726 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $1,995.
ZIP:

Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 Justin Doucette
Justin Doucette
Reputation 560
#2 banana
banana
Reputation 540
#3 Snidely
Snidely
Reputation 510
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac"
59 Great Deals out of 1,693 listings starting at $3,190
Used Toyota Tacoma"
373 Great Deals out of 23,537 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 95 listings starting at $9,995
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
59 listings starting at $7,995
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 229 listings starting at $6,900
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 262 listings starting at $5,995
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 460 listings starting at $3,990