I have a 2002 Grand Cherokee with a bad heater core.
The windows fog up whenever it's cool at all...even if the heater isn't on.
I get a slight antifreeze scent sometimes.
I talked to a couple mechanics. They said it is the heater core that needs replaced.
They want $800 or so to replace it.
So, I am pretty mechanically inclined in general. I have done some work on it in the past.
How difficult will it be for me to get to the heater core?
I have no idea specifically where it is located. I've been told it is buried behind the dash somewhere. Where exactly is it located? Is it in the center of the dash console?
The core only costs $75. Is it worth it for me to try and dissect the dash? How easy will it be? I have a company car that I can drive, so I don't need my grand cherokee at all for a month. (I'm taking a road trip in 1 month, so I WILL need it then.....and I'd like to be able to see out the windows!)
So, given that I have a month to mess with it and I won't need to drive it until then, how would I go about doing this?
Can someone walk me through it and where it's located?
Or, is it just a rediculously difficult job that only a mechanic's shop can do?
Also, if any of you live in the Lawrence KS area, do you know of any cheap mechanics or shade-tree mechanics that can do it? Paying $800 would really hurt the bank account.