Download Heater Core Replacement Tools Required J 38185 Hose Clamp Pliers Removal Procedure 1. Remove the fuel injector sight shield (3.8L only). Refer to Fuel Injector Sight Shield Replacement in Engine Mechanical-3.8L. 2. Drain the coolant. Refer to Cooling System Draining and Filling in Engine Cooling. 3. UseJ 38185 in order to position aside the heater hose inlet and outlet clamps at the heater core. 4. Disconnect the inlet and outlet heater hose from the heater core. 5. Remove the vacuum tank. Refer to Vacuum Tank Replacement in HVAC System – Manual. 6. Remove the floor carpet. Refer to Front Floor Panel Carpet Replacement in Interior Trim. 7. Remove the rear floor air outlet duct from the holes in the floor reinforcement. 8. Disconnect the rear floor air outlet duct from the heater core outlet cover. 9. Remove the bolts from the vaccum harness bracket and position bracket aside. Important: Position the heater core outlet cover downward and rearward in order to disconnect the cover from the rear area floor duct assembly. 10. Remove the heater core outlet cover screws. 11. Remove the heater core outlet cover. 12. Remove the heater core cover screws. 13. Remove the heater core cover. 14. Remove and discard the seals (1,2) from the heater core cover.