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Old 12-25-10, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heater core replacement Dash removal HELP

I have been driving my 91 legend for 3 years without heat and its been really cold here in south carolina. I have been trying to find a DIY on replacing the heater core, since I had cracked it in a wreck 3 years ago. I can't find anything that tells me how to remove the dash or anything. I need help on how to completely remove the dash and seats to get the heater core out, pictures would help me alot as well. If anybody could lead me in the right direction I would appreciate it. I will be following any DIY by practicing at pull a part, i found 3 legends out there with complete dash. Hopefully I can finally get this fixed. Thanks
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Old 12-26-10, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have replaced a dash and it is not difficult, just somewhat tedious. I
am unsure whether the heater core replacement requires complete dash removal.
The lower right dash and glove box might be enough. Someone more experienced
will know. Online service manual section 21 deals with blower removal.
Online service manual dashboard link: (if it works)
Acura Legend Online Service Manual (Pages: 0001-2690, current: 0817)
Heater evaporator online service manual page:
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1991 Legend heater problem
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Heater Core Replacement?
Edit: see Ari-ones post below. The '91 and '92 legend have R-12 freon unless converted. The refrigerant will need to be captured and re-used
unless you or the AC service have access to R-12. Otherwise, the AC system will need conversion. In another post, the core was priced at $350-$400 with installation at about $550 for a total of $950.00. I do not know how accurate that is for your area. Acura of Augusta or Delray can
provide a quote for the core. That is all I can offer. GL 12/27/10

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Old 12-26-10, 06:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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To replace the heater core you do have to remove the dash, but you will also have to undo the A/C lines to the evaporator so you need to have all the refrigerant vacuumed out first.
Parting Brown, Red, and White 91 Sedans (mostly type 'F', some type 'E'):

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Old 01-11-11, 12:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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where in SC are you located? near greer? cause i need to remove dash too
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