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I've got a 76, non tii, and it looks like the heater box has 2 rivets at the top attaching to the firewall. I removed the nuts on each side of the heater box, but it looks like these rivets will have to be drilled out. Is this normal? No rivets mentioned in the FAQ.

Thanks,

Chris

Davis, CA

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Once you take the nuts off, there shouldn't be any thing holding it up there except maybe some old sealant... If it's riveted to the body, blame it on the previous owner...

TK

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the rivets you're seeing are holding the 2 halves of the heater box together...

after you disconnect the linkage, the hoses and take those 2 nuts out, it's just a matter of finding room to drop it and remove it

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Guest Anonymous

Thanks for the help! The rivets are mentioned in the FAQ, I just missed them the first time around. All I'm trying to do is replace the heater fan, which unfortunatley seems to require complete disassmebly of the heater box.

FUN!!!!!!

-Chris

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Thanks for the help! The rivets are mentioned in the FAQ, I just missed them the first time around. All I'm trying to do is replace the heater fan, which unfortunatley seems to require complete disassmebly of the heater box.

FUN!!!!!!

-Chris

unfortunately...yep...

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Yep! Had to laugh at the faq, it reckons that this is one of the hardest jobs to do on a 2002..... took me 30mins to whip it out and I was on the phone at the time.

I used a motor from a '96 Ford Escort radiator fan. Hey it was free. It fits in with minor mods.

Rivots are normal.

Cheers,

Glen.

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I'm with you Glen, the hardest part of the job is making up your mind that you have to do it. when you have the box out you might as well reseal the flaps and lube the pivot points while your in there and you'll be good to go for a while.

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