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Question DetailsAsked on 8/19/2011

'Heater Core.

'My car is a daewoo leganza 1999 & the heater core need to be replace' I have the part for the car.

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Hi Charlie6,

Josh here from Angie's List. My recommendation would be to find an independent auto service company in your area that has good reviews on Angie's List.

Since you have a Daewoo, which are no longer imported into the United States, you'll probably have a harder time finding a company that specializes in that particular make, but an auto service shop that specializes in imported vehicles, especially Asian makes like Hondas, Toyotas and/or Hyundais would likely be your best bet.

This is a presumption, but I don't think replacing the heater core on a car would vary that much from one vehicle make to another.

Since you have purchased the part yourself, be sure to call and ask any shop you seek to hire about their policy towards customer-purchased parts. Many shops will not install them since they cannot offer a guarantee or warranty on the part itself. Other shops may provide the labor and install the part, but will not offer any guarantee or warranty. Hope this helps!

Answered 7 years ago by JP

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Unless they used some special proprietary fittings on the core, any auto repair shop worth its name should be able to replace it - usually just hose clamps on a flexible rubber hose, or threaded compression fitting that can be unscrewed, the core replaced, threads gooped with thread sealant, and the tubing reconnected with the threaded fittings. The only difficult part of this job is usually getting at it - sometimes the dash has to be pulled to get at the core so it takes 2-4 hours labor, other times it is conveniently mounted to the engine compartment firewall in a protective sheet metal housing and it only takes 15-20 minutes.

Found one how-to answer in a VERY brief google search - it said the instrument cluster has to be removed, so this sounds like the 3-4 hour variety of job - so likely in the several hundred $ range.

One problem with having the part, unless MAYBE if it is an OEM part in original box, is shop may not warranty the job if they do not also provide the parts.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD




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