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Old 09-16-2012, 09:15 AM   #1
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Heater Core

I was talking with a gm tech and he said the windshield needs to come out if the heater core ever needs to be replaced. Anyone ever had issues before? He said there are bolts for the dashthat cannot be accessed without the removal.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:22 AM   #2
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Hmmm... I guess that's possible. But doesn't sound cost effective. Not that every repair is, but I would think the heater core would be easier to get to than that.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:31 AM   #3
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yup.. it's true.. plenty of threads here about that.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:46 AM   #4
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that's crazy. but in all reality, that shouldn't even need to be touched for 100k miles.
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:25 PM   #5
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Yes, there are bolts on the dash that can only be removed by taking out the windshield.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:13 PM   #6
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I'm trying to understand this as I witnessed a complete dash removal/install on a 2010 Camaro in the parking lot of the Wyndham Hotel during the C5 fest in August.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:54 PM   #7
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At the C5 fest he had a hud dash install and the windshield was removed also.
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I'm trying to understand this as I witnessed a complete dash removal/install on a 2010 Camaro in the parking lot of the Wyndham Hotel during the C5 fest in August.
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Old 09-16-2012, 10:11 PM   #8
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heater core

My heater core ony lasted 14,000 miles on my camaro:( I changed the oil and less than 24 hours later I started smelling something burning. Turns out the coolant was already seeping thru my air vents. My camaro stayed parked at the dealer for a whole week because I didn't want to leak the coolant on my leather. The next week they tore apart my whole car cut out the windshield you name it. It was kind of nice because the week it was having the major surgery I was in Vegas on vacation
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:57 AM   #9
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I was talking with a gm tech and he said the windshield needs to come out if the heater core ever needs to be replaced. Anyone ever had issues before? He said there are bolts for the dashthat cannot be accessed without the removal.
Please let us know how the service goes! We are here if you have any questions at all. We do apologize for the inconvenience!

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Old 09-20-2012, 10:24 AM   #10
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whew!! Another heater core problem here. My 2010 SS that I am driving in Germany started to smell and fog up the windows. I took it into the German GM/Opel dealership and at first they said: "You imported your vehicle and have therfore lost your US warranty." I say:" No way, sir. I am here supporting our US troops."
I had to then give him a copy of my Buyer's order, US driver's license, and my travel orders. Got the call today. GM headquarters in the US have approved the warranty work. Just in time, because my 3 year bumper to bumper expired today.
the only bad thing is that the German GM/Opel dealership is probably the lowest on the totem pole, and won't get the parts as fast as dealerships in the US. At least it is covered though. Yay!!!
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:02 PM   #11
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Mine didn't go but he was just telling me of the worse problem to have
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:26 PM   #12
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Don't think he was actually having a heater core replaced... was just talking to the tech about the process
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:04 PM   #13
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My heater core lasted 9k miles. Yes, I too was shocked when the service advisor told me the windshield needed to be removed to get to the core. It looked scary with the windshield out and dash removed. Odd creaking and squeaking sounds come from the dash ever since. Never factory tight again.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:29 PM   #14
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Those aussies could use a lesson in design for serviceability. Apparently they don't change a lot of heater cores or evap cores in Australia. Design the next one here in the US, and I'd bet less crap like that makes it to production.
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