Home Auto Repair How to Install the Heater Core on a 1993 Dodge Dakota

How to Install the Heater Core on a 1993 Dodge Dakota


The 1993 Dodge Dakota has a heater core underneath its dashboard with the sole purpose being to warm up the air from the blower. It is essential for heating the interior of your vehicle and if it begins to malfunction, you will be unable to use your truck’s heater. In addition, a malfunctioning heater core may continuously leak coolant out into the interior of the truck, therefore you replace it as soon as you can.

Tools Used: Tools, Socket wrench, Slotted screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver

Install Heater Core

Drain the Dakota’s cooling system before doing anything else. This will prevent any coolant from leaking when removing the heater. Position a pan underneath the radiator plug and open the plug with a socket wrench. Allow five minutes to pass before re-tightening the plug.

Lift up the hood of the truck and manually disconnect the negative battery cable with a socket wrench.

Remove the dashboard cover from the Dakota. The dashboard cover is held in place by several clips. Remove all of the clips with a slotted screwdriver and lift off the cover.