Newby question here! I've read through the shop manual and as many threads as I could find on here, but I'm still stumped on exactly how to remove the interior plastic Heater/AC box from my 64 SDV in order to replace the mode door vacuum actuator and heater core. I think I've done everything as indicated, but I can pull so hard on it that it moves my body towards it and it isn't budging. I don't want to break anything, so any help/photos/advice on what I'm missing would be appreciated. Here is what I've done:
When I tug on it, there is a very tiny amount of movement, but the force required to make that happen seems to be approaching reckless and I'm concerned I may break something if I just try to muscle it. The floor vent assembly is still there, and I'm guessing I've loosened any screws required so it will slip out of there when it's free? Regardless, the amount of pulling force I was using probably would have snapped it off if that was the only thing holding it, so I took a breather and came here for help! I'm sure there's something I'm overlooking, as everything I've read makes it seem like it should just pull right on out.
Thanks in advance, and I'm excited to now be a part of this wonderful community!
Sure something else needs to be removed based on your description
Only advice I can give not having done that job yet —but due to do it very soon myself
A post by - Clovis on here could be very informative regarding restoring the job you are doing if you have not seen that yet
My best guess is the blower box should come out under the hood
Remove the blower box. You will want to change the vacuum motor in there also. Remember, in for a penny, in for a pound. Dont bother separating the short duct from the blower case to the evap box.
You may find another bolt or nut holding the inside case in place.
The J shaped heater duct needs to come out. (inside the car) There are 2 screw that go up (vertical) to the heater box. Pull the carpet back to see the separation joint. There are 2 screws at the edges.
The big seal on the right wall needs to be cut. Cut out the very aft section, so the duct assembly can be pulled straight back. You can use black RTV or tape to reseal it. That duct never just falls out on removal. That happens when you are trying to install it by yourself.
The studs will hang up, so be cautious and slow. When installing, do not be tempted to bend the heater core tubes to fit through the fire wall. You will cause a leak.
I want to know ( from you or others ) how you will be dealing with the hood hinge that is so very close to the blower motor box area
I do think the blower box can be removed with the hinge in place but not 100% sure myself
The manual indicates removal of the hinge if I am not mistaken
Removing the hinge ( if needed ) and realigning the hood is not something I am looking forward to doing needing three people to do it right and the possibility of damaging paint
That answer will help me to get to doing the same job you are now doing as I have all the parts needed for a while now
You will find that when you do the editing you will be correcting the original thread but the post that goes to the dashboard page will not be changed at all which is a bit odd
Enjoy and be Safe
Kurt, is correct. You can edit replies but note you have 15 minutes to do edits. After that you would need to delete and re-post. You can edit a top the main topic discussion post that you created at any time.
I never remove the hood hinge. If the AC doesnt work, disconnect the AC line from the compressor to get the line out of the way. Or move the compressor to the right fender.