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Old 05-30-2016, 06:05 PM   #1
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Heater Coil Leaking

I own a 2006 Surfside. The heater coil is leaking. Looking at a pretty serious repair bill. Has anyone experienced this issue? V-10 Ford gas pusher.
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Welcome to iRV2.

The dash heater and A/C in a Class A are not Ford parts , usual suppliers would be Evans or Denso , new heater cores are available from both manufacturers, or most radiator repair shops can re-built your core , if the end tanks are in good shape.

Labor charges for the removal of the core is usually the big ticket item, depending on the dashboard , if your not able to do the work yourself.
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Are you mechanically handy?. If so, and if the Ford heater core housing is accessible, you might be able to cut a big access hole to remove the heater core. On my Chevvy chassis, the heater core housing is on the outside of the firewall, and is thermoplastic; meaning it could be cut with the blade of an electric soldering iron. Once I replaced the heater core, I fastened the core piece back in place with HVAC tape. Really easy.

And, a Ford V-10 "pusher"?. Never heard of one...

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The dash heater and A/C in a Class A are not Ford parts , usual suppliers would be Evans or Denso , new heater cores are available from both manufacturers, or most radiator repair shops can re-built your core , if the end tanks are in good shape.

Labor charges for the removal of the core is usually the big ticket item, depending on the dashboard , if your not able to do the work yourself.
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Old 05-31-2016, 07:23 PM   #4
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Are you mechanically handy?. If so, and if the Ford heater core housing is accessible,

And, a Ford V-10 "pusher"?. Never heard of one...
Not a Ford heater core. National used Evans Tempcon for the AC and heater.

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Thanks for the insight. My understanding was the dashboard work would be the killer in replacing it. I will look into the other options.
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I don't know how your 2006 is configured. On my 99 Dolphin the heater core and AC evaporator coil is in the plenum that is mounted on the outside of the passenger side fire wall.
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