Heater core swap...DONE - Mazda3Club.com : The Original Mazda3 Forum
Mazda3Club.com : The Original Mazda3 Forum  


3rd Gen Protege/MazdaSpeed/P5/MP3 General/Maintenance Discussion for 1999-2003.5 Models Only (BJ Chassis)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May-13th-2007, 12:14 PM   #1
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
KYaniak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 64
KYaniak is on a distinguished road
Heater core swap...DONE

On saturday I finally got the chance to do the heater core, which was leaking into my car. Me and my brother did it, and let me tell you, what a pain in the ***! You have to drain the coolant, remove the whole dash out of the car, drop the steering wheel to the floor, pull out the whole center console assembly, and pull off of the other front interior panels, but luckily you can pull out the heater core without draining the AC. The old heater core was leaking into the plastic peice it was in, which had a little hole and thats where the coolant was leaking out of when I cornered hard. I'm so happy its over, if you ever have to do the heater core, plan on spending a good 5-7 hours doing it.

The only good part is, well besides me being able to corner hard again and use my heat and a/c without the stink is that I got to clean my whole interior real well out of the car. Overall, I give this project two big thumbs down. I'll be posting pics soon.
KYaniak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May-13th-2007, 12:52 PM   #2
Spam Czar!!
 
KrayzieFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Posts: 2,315
KrayzieFox is on a distinguished road
You didn't take pictures? Oh noes!! Could've been an awesome How-To for everyone.

Edit: Nevermind
Quote:
I'll be posting pics soon.

Last edited by KrayzieFox; May-13th-2007 at 02:03 PM.
KrayzieFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May-13th-2007, 02:03 PM   #3
Registered User
 
BOOSTD 7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: STL MO
Posts: 470
BOOSTD 7 is on a distinguished road
Heater core replacement is a bitch on any car, congrats on getting it done. You're right, I replaced one in my 87 RX-7 once, and the best part was being able to remove some weight from stuff behind the dash I didn't need - and scrubbing down the entire interior while I had it out.
BOOSTD 7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May-13th-2007, 05:40 PM   #4
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
KYaniak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 64
KYaniak is on a distinguished road
Here are the pics of everything ripped apart. I took a few more pictures of random wire connection and stuff just to remember where everything went. Its not really a tricky job, but writing a how to while i did it was not my idea of fun, it already took all day. I could help answer some questions if anyone else has to get into this.

Name:  S5000349Medium.jpg
Views: 348
Size:  80.7 KB

Name:  S5000351Medium.jpg
Views: 346
Size:  87.8 KB

Name:  S5000352Medium.jpg
Views: 521
Size:  85.7 KB
KYaniak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May-14th-2007, 11:44 AM   #5
Awesome Member
 
kargoboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 3,186
kargoboy is on a distinguished road
OMG I don't think I could put all that back together!
kargoboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May-14th-2007, 12:23 PM   #6
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
KYaniak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 64
KYaniak is on a distinguished road
When this picture was taken I was in the corner crying.

Just kidding, my brother is really good with interior panels, he does auto glass for a living, so he knows how to take any interior apart, it is a mess though.

Heh, check out my new sig pic

Last edited by KYaniak; May-14th-2007 at 12:40 PM.
KYaniak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May-14th-2007, 02:28 PM   #7
Spam Czar!!
 
KrayzieFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Posts: 2,315
KrayzieFox is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by KYaniak View Post
Heh, check out my new sig pic
How much?
KrayzieFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March-19th-2012, 01:22 PM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Riverside, Ca
Posts: 1
Icys2316 is an unknown quantity at this point
Question Heater Core


I have to do the heater core in my Protege5 here shortly and I'm quite curious on how you bypassed draining the AC.... I've only done one other heater core and that was on a Dodge Dakota and they suck and this one does not look nor sound fun but if it can be done without having to recharge the AC then it makes it a little more bearable on me so please do share...
Icys2316 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heater is always HOT katbird Mazda3/Mazdaspeed3 2 November-23rd-2011 05:02 PM
Heater core KevinsProtege5 3rd Gen Protege/MazdaSpeed/P5/MP3 9 May-3rd-2007 10:09 AM
Heater Core 1995ta 1st gen/323/GLC Engine and Drivetrain 5 March-21st-2005 11:44 AM
f/s msd ignition and blaster core 20KfzeMX3 Parts For Sale or Wanted 0 September-30th-2004 11:34 AM
heater? protegesociety 3rd Gen Protege/MazdaSpeed/P5/MP3 0 January-7th-2003 11:55 AM


Tags
03, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2010, core, heatee, heater, leaking, mazda, mazda3club, protege, protege5, removal, replace


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:31 AM.


All content Copyright © 2017 by Internet Brands, Inc.