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Old 07-10-2014, 03:15 PM   #1
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"86 Winn Chieftan Heater Core replacement

Does anybody know the exact steps of replacing the heater core from an '86 Winnebago Chieftan? I would like to perform the work by myself and then document it to share with others.
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Step 1:
Remove everything in the way.
Step 2:
Remove and replace heater core.
Step 3:
Put everything back that you removed in Step 1.


Sorry. According to what chassis you have, you might be able to find instructions for a pick up or truck by the same make. Of course Winnebago builds their own frame to bury it.
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You may have a GM chassis, and the heater core may be inside a molded plastic plenum. My '99 GM chassis has similar construction and it seemed like half of the firewall and/or dashboard would need to be disassembled to access the heater core. Someone on the Safari Trek forum posted a procedure to use the cutting blade on an electric soldering iron to cut/melt a section out of the plenum to access the heater core. I did this, and it was much easier than any possible alternative. I found a heater core at Mill Supply | Snow Plow Parts - Stepvan Parts - Mower Parts - Autobody Restoration Parts . When finished, I replaced the cut section, and secured it with HVAC Aluminum tape.

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Does anybody know the exact steps of replacing the heater core from an '86 Winnebago Chieftan? I would like to perform the work by myself and then document it to share with others.
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