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Heater valve replacement 1973

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Any tricks to get on the lower bolf of the two that hold the valve to the Xmember? Fan is in the way from above and can't figure out a tool combination to get it free. It's been done before so there is a way.

Thanks in advance.

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floppyhead ratchetting wrench?

lots of extensions and a u- joint usually do it for most things like this, too.

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1. Unbolt the lever that the control cable fastens to from the valve; don't disconect the cable from the lever--it's EXTREMELY difficult to reinstall!

Before disconnecting, note lever position in relation to where the dash lever is set--it's easy to reinstall backwards so that when the lever is set to cold, you have hot air, and vice versa.

2. Undo the bolts before you remove the hoses; the plastic ears that the valve fastens to are very flimsy and will break if you try to wiggle the hoses off first--chances are they're very stuck and may have to be cut to remove. Just be careful. But if you break off the ear, don't worry. The hoses themselves are stiff enough to locate the valve for proper operation.

cheers

mike

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what mike said. take the lever off the valve, then use short 8mm to get the bottom bolt out. do this before undoing the hoses.

i just did this two days ago. some pics on bottom of page 21 of my M2 thread in sig.

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