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Old 04-20-09, 11:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heater Core Replacement?

Is replacing the heater core in a Legend a major pain in the a**?? I have replaced them in other vehicles and they were not too bad. Looking at the Legend service manual, this seems to be a little more challenging.
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Old 04-21-09, 12:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you sure the core is blocked??? Honda heater cores rarely fail.
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Old 04-21-09, 01:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Its not the easiest thing, I'd say mostly just tedious. Here are some pictures of when I did mine so you can get a feel for what your in for.







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ouch, it is tedious. Dash removal is easier the more you do it.
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Old 04-22-09, 01:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I changed my heater core after a engine swap and it took me the whole day. The only reason I changed mine was due to coolant leak at foot rest passenger side. Just take your time, label what u think u will forget, and if you can get help all the better.
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Looks like a NIGHTMARE!!!!!!!! I hope my never fails... "Knock on a LEGEND"
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If you don't want to replace/fix yours make sure no leaves get into the blower.
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Old 04-22-09, 09:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Good luck, I just replaced mine in the coupe. I've had quite a few dashes out of Legends and they're a pain in the ass every single time.
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Old 04-22-09, 10:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I just want to say that it is a pain in the ASS to take a dash out like WOWW i got 1 hanging on my house that i want to replace but due to the labor of it i dunno... lol
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Old 10-08-09, 10:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Just replaced mine on my 91 Legend, major pain in the beeeppp...any questions feel free to email me..
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I did mine last year, and yeah, the entire dash has to come out. One thing to watch for when re-assembling. Make sure the drain hose from the heater/ac housing is pushed back through the hole in the firewall. Otherwise you'll have a floor full of water eventually.
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Having been there and done this... I'd rather experience my finger nails ripped off with a pair of pliers without any pain management than to experience this task. Doable - yes - Daunting - HELL YES!
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