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Seatbelt Connector Replacement


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Swaybar endlink replacement


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Headlight replacement pre 95


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Starter replacement 90 Safari


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Oil change


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700R4 Transmission RWD removal


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Fuel filter change 90 Safari


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T stat egr and rad removal


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Heater core replacement


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11322 viewsAll buttoned up.
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172 viewsFill with your favorite brand of oil to the required capacity. Run engine up to normal operating temp then recheck dipstick. Make sure you stay within the parameters on your dipstick. Too much or too little can kill your engine.
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246 viewsHere is the upper rad hose ( also known as the inlet hose ) removing this will assist in getting the upper shroud off,Its also a good idea to remove the intake hose off the intake as well,that will be the next pic
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303 viewsNow these are the extractors you want to use,even if you end up breaking of the end that goes into your socket, you can still use them,simply insert the extractor further into your socket.
One other note, the extractor shaft is 1/4" do not attempt to use a 1/4" drive ratchet,you will break your gear,Use a 3/8" drive & socket that is reduced to 1/4" you may need a leverage bar like we did, but it worked.

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505 viewsFeb 25, 2008
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Connections at firewall494 viewsUnder the hood, on the passenger side of the firewall, you'll see the heater core hose connections. Drain the radiator (it holds about 6 quarts) and remove the heater hoses. You will probably also have to remove the heater blower motor relay and fuel pump relay bracket to make the hose removal easier, as I've done here. By the way, the silver relay is for the blower motor; the back relay is for the fuel pump.
Another note: I drain the radiator by use of a small hand pump. I snake the suction line of the pump down past the transmission cooler in the radiator tank until the hose bottoms, then I pump the coolant into a container. Sure beats trying to catch the antifreeze in a basin of some type after opening the radiator drain. And I'm getting old, guys, so I don't care to wallow around on the ground searching for the radiator drain if I don't have to.
Feb 25, 2008
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Heater core363 viewsHere's the heater core, in this case, it's the old leaky one I removed. Notice the small round post between the two heater hose nipples. That post must be placed into a hole in the heater box during the assembly of the new heater core. If you don't get it lined up correctly, you won't get the heater core to seat all the way into place and the screws for the heater core won't match up with their holes in the heater box.
Don't ask me how I know this.
Once the heater core is secure in its place, I'd suggest reconnecting the heater hoses and filling the radiator. After that, start and warm up the engine. Check for leaks; you sure don't want to have to tear back into all this in case something is wrong.
Feb 25, 2008
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Heater core cover344 viewsThis is the heater core cover. In this photo, we are looking inside at the rear of the cover; note that there is a channel here that continues on both sides of the cover. This channel's purpose is to engage a tab in the heater box and thereby seal the heater core in place. It's a nice idea, but that defroster mounting tab mentioned earlier will be right in the way of lining the cover up. In fact, I'd say that the tab makes lining the cover up almost impossible. So, after fighting that tab for a while, I did the only sane thing—I cut the tab off with a hacksaw blade, making sure I made the cut so I could reattach the tab later.Feb 25, 2008