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heater matrix removal on mondeo mk2
Posted 11 March 2011 - 07:48 PM
1 my lower plastic cover doesn't want to drop far enough down to reveal matrix. the rear vent vertical tube doesn't colapse far enough.
2 it feels like it is fixed to the bulkhead somehow it just won't budge with all the clips now broken and it droping slightly but it won't come down for me to get to the matrix.....anyone else found this..I've read other forums but just can't find ths answer.
regards Nigel 1804.
Posted 12 March 2011 - 01:01 AM
What do you mean by rear vent?
1 / 2: Clips holding upper and lower halves of the housing together. You'll find 2 on each side - 1 at the front and 1 on the corners. There could be a fifth on the front, but I can't remember. Either way, they're a pig not to break!
3: Good cable ties points - which I now use as the original clips broke as they were very brittle
4: Duct for rear passenger foot wells - held in place with 1 cross head screw. It slides up giving you enough access to remove the lower half of the housing.
Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:25 AM
Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:04 AM
The lower half of the casing pushes into a lip on the upper housing (which you can't remove) and just needs a tug forward to release it.
Once all the clips are off/broken and the screw removed from the column, there's nothing else holding it on. The front tends to fall away first, then you pull it off the lip and that's it.
The matrix should be held inside the lower part virtually flat for all intents and purposes - the pipes go out through the lower half and into the engine bay. You might have something blocking on that side, but I doubt it.
Taking it apart is considerably easier than putting it back up!
Have you got any photos?
Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:26 AM
Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:30 AM
Does my photo look like yours or is there something extra?
Do you have aircon? (which I don't have)
Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:36 AM
Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:58 AM
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