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    Harry Face
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    Default Malibu Dash / Heater Core

    I stopped by the Chevy dealer to talk to one of the Goodwrench about
    getting my uncles motorcycle up and running, anyway there is a fairly
    new Malibu on the floor by his bay. The console, steering column and the
    entire dashboard and everthing up to the firewall is lying all around
    the car on the ground. It all has to come out to remove & replace the
    heater core. 6 hours labor, and this is the third heater core that they
    are installing.

    Great design GM Engineers.


    harryface




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    Jonny
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    "Harry Face" <Harryface9105@webtv.net> wrote in message
    news:25484-44C80CE7-1121@storefull-3313.bay.webtv.net...
    >I stopped by the Chevy dealer to talk to one of the Goodwrench about
    > getting my uncles motorcycle up and running, anyway there is a fairly
    > new Malibu on the floor by his bay. The console, steering column and the
    > entire dashboard and everthing up to the firewall is lying all around
    > the car on the ground. It all has to come out to remove & replace the
    > heater core. 6 hours labor, and this is the third heater core that they
    > are installing.
    >
    > Great design GM Engineers.
    >
    >
    > harryface
    >


    4 months ago, replaced a heater core in a 94' Chevy Blazer S-10 Tahoe. Not
    a pretty sight. There wasn't much left on the firewall interior. And, was
    using the mfrs manual for reference. Its a matter of getting away from
    using KISS method and slapping all the comforts of home in the vehicle in my
    opinion.

    Replacement of a heater core in a less than one year old vehicle is not only
    suspicious, but extremely out of the ordinary.
    --
    Jonny



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    Tim
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    Default Re: Malibu Dash / Heater Core

    Years ago I replaced the heater core in my 64 Malibu. Had to remove the
    right fender.


    "Harry Face" <Harryface9105@webtv.net> wrote in message
    news:25484-44C80CE7-1121@storefull-3313.bay.webtv.net...
    >I stopped by the Chevy dealer to talk to one of the Goodwrench about
    > getting my uncles motorcycle up and running, anyway there is a fairly
    > new Malibu on the floor by his bay. The console, steering column and the
    > entire dashboard and everthing up to the firewall is lying all around
    > the car on the ground. It all has to come out to remove & replace the
    > heater core. 6 hours labor, and this is the third heater core that they
    > are installing.
    >
    > Great design GM Engineers.
    >
    >
    > harryface
    >




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    aarcuda69062
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    Default Re: Malibu Dash / Heater Core

    In article <25484-44C80CE7-1121@storefull-3313.bay.webtv.net>,
    Harryface9105@webtv.net (Harry Face) wrote:

    > I stopped by the Chevy dealer to talk to one of the Goodwrench about
    > getting my uncles motorcycle up and running, anyway there is a fairly
    > new Malibu on the floor by his bay. The console, steering column and the
    > entire dashboard and everthing up to the firewall is lying all around
    > the car on the ground. It all has to come out to remove & replace the
    > heater core. 6 hours labor, and this is the third heater core that they
    > are installing.
    >
    > Great design GM Engineers.


    Nothing unusual.

    Did an evaporator on a 2000 Dodge pick up on Monday, 7 hours plus
    the evacuation and recharge. $$$
    C, K, S-chassis Chevy trucks, same thing. $$$
    Ford Escort, Crown Vic and Taurii, same thing. $$$
    Just about any minivan, same thing. $$$
    On the current version of ChryCo minivans, you have to peel most
    of the whole front fascia off to get to the AC drier. $$$

    Third heater core on that particular Malibu, or third failure
    that they've seen on that model?

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    Mike Marlow
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    "Jonny" <spamyourself@blackworm.net> wrote in message
    newshVxg.3533$gF6.1407@newsread2.news.pas.earthlink.ne t...

    >
    > 4 months ago, replaced a heater core in a 94' Chevy Blazer S-10 Tahoe.

    Not
    > a pretty sight. There wasn't much left on the firewall interior. And,

    was
    > using the mfrs manual for reference. Its a matter of getting away from
    > using KISS method and slapping all the comforts of home in the vehicle in

    my
    > opinion.
    >
    > Replacement of a heater core in a less than one year old vehicle is not

    only
    > suspicious, but extremely out of the ordinary.


    I would consider that to be inexcusable.

    --

    -Mike-
    mmarlowREMOVE@alltel.net



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    Harry Face
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    aarcuda,

    Third heater core on that Malibu.
    Not sure what legnth of time each one lasted.

    harryface


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    shiden_kai
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    Harry Face wrote:
    > around the car on the ground. It all has to come out to remove &
    > replace the heater core. 6 hours labor, and this is the third heater
    > core that they are installing.
    >
    > Great design GM Engineers.


    Echoing "aarcuda".

    This has been par for the course for many
    years now. Move along, nothing new to
    see here!

    Ian



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    aarcuda69062
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    Default Re: Malibu Dash / Heater Core

    In article <DLbyg.251450$IK3.161364@pd7tw1no>,
    "shiden_kai" <V-L-M@hotmail.com> wrote:

    > Harry Face wrote:
    > > around the car on the ground. It all has to come out to remove &
    > > replace the heater core. 6 hours labor, and this is the third heater
    > > core that they are installing.
    > >
    > > Great design GM Engineers.

    >
    > Echoing "aarcuda".
    >
    > This has been par for the course for many
    > years now. Move along, nothing new to
    > see here!
    >
    > Ian


    Remember the old late 70s to mid 80s 'B' bodies? You could change
    a heater core in about 20 minutes.

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    Mike Hunter
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    Default Re: Malibu Dash / Heater Core

    That was before CAFE and the need to downsize vehicles

    mike hunt


    "aarcuda69062" <nonelson@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
    news:nonelson-0B4CDC.19275227072006@newsclstr02.news.prodigy.com ...
    > In article <DLbyg.251450$IK3.161364@pd7tw1no>,
    > "shiden_kai" <V-L-M@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Harry Face wrote:
    >> > around the car on the ground. It all has to come out to remove &
    >> > replace the heater core. 6 hours labor, and this is the third heater
    >> > core that they are installing.
    >> >
    >> > Great design GM Engineers.

    >>
    >> Echoing "aarcuda".
    >>
    >> This has been par for the course for many
    >> years now. Move along, nothing new to
    >> see here!
    >>
    >> Ian

    >
    > Remember the old late 70s to mid 80s 'B' bodies? You could change
    > a heater core in about 20 minutes.




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    aarcuda69062
    Guest

    Default Re: Malibu Dash / Heater Core

    In article <5L-dnZ3rtqigxlTZUSdV9g@ptd.net>,
    "Mike Hunter" <mikehunt2@mailcity.com> wrote:

    > > Remember the old late 70s to mid 80s 'B' bodies? You could change
    > > a heater core in about 20 minutes.


    > That was before CAFE and the need to downsize vehicles
    >
    > mike hunt


    Doesn't explain full sized trucks.

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