Range Rover P38 Heater Core Replacement
Before purchasing a '95-'02 Range Rover ("P38") I read about all the problems and maintenance concerns that are well documented on RangeRovers.net, but I really liked the P38 as a compromise to the newer Range Rover ("L322") that I absolutely love but is WAAAY out of my budget.
After acquiring the P38 that was right for me, I was only 2 weeks into ownership and one of the biggest known problems of the P38 reared it's ugly head: the heater core and it's o-rings leaking inside the cabin.
Luckily, the task of changing out the o-rings on a Left Hand Drive (LHD) Range Rover is fairly easy using the shortcuts posted on the RangeRovers.net forum, but after sucessfully changing them I discovered that the coolant leak was actually coming from the heater core itself.
After frantically searching RangeRovers.net and it's associated forums, I found a brief mention that the entire dash removal (along with the steering column) was NOT necessary for LHD vehicles if you "cut a bracket and bend something out of the way"... but... there were no detailed specifics or photos to elaborate the procedure further.
So I decided to document my adventure of changing out the heater core without removing the dash to show the shortcuts involved with this task.
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