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Heater Core The New Mrs. 2 kids; Lima, OH, United States 1301 posts
3rd Feb '13

Does anyone have an idea how much it cost for a heater core (or whatever it is) for your car?



Mine is out, so my car doesn't have heat.



I know for a fact that's what is out. but need ideas on pricing.
google isn't helping and the shops are closed today.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
3rd Feb '13

The part it's self is cheap. Like 45-60. Getting it changed though is expensive because it's a pain in the ass to change.

The New Mrs. 2 kids; Lima, OH, United States 1301 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" The part it's self is cheap. Like 45-60. Getting it changed though is expensive because it's a pain in the ass to change. "


I did google prices and I seen them around $60 for the year & model of my car.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Courtney; [38 weeks]:" I did google prices and I seen them around $60 for the year & model of my car. "

What kind of car do you have?

OGTattedmama2007 2 kids; Ghetto, Ca, United States 32567 posts
status 3rd Feb '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" The part it's self is cheap. Like 45-60. Getting it changed though is expensive because it's a pain in the ass to change. "


:!::!::!::!:




I paid a friend to do it for $100, shop wanted to charge over $400.

The New Mrs. 2 kids; Lima, OH, United States 1301 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" What kind of car do you have?"


2000 Ford Taurus.

Kayden's Mama 1 child; 1 angel baby; Woonsocket, Rhode Island 205 posts
3rd Feb '13

I only paid 30 for mine. But the shop wanted 800 to put it in. Thank goodness for knowing a mechanic !

The New Mrs. 2 kids; Lima, OH, United States 1301 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Ur Local Frnt Desk Clrk:" :!::!::!::!: I paid a friend to do it for $100, shop wanted to charge over $400. "


I'd rather pay $400 than have 2 kids in a car without heat in this freezing weather, though.
I was planning $1000 for it to be done. :/

The New Mrs. 2 kids; Lima, OH, United States 1301 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Kayden's Mama:" I only paid 30 for mine. But the shop wanted 800 to put it in. Thank goodness for knowing a mechanic !"


My friend's step dad owns a local shop here, and I was thinking of going to them.
Usually, they get me 50% off labor for simple things to be done. so maybe I can try them again.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Ur Local Frnt Desk Clrk:" :!::!::!::!: I paid a friend to do it for $100, shop wanted to charge over $400. "

My dad did mine, the part was $50. It took him 17 hours and he had to disassemble my entire dash. The shop wanted $1500

The New Mrs. 2 kids; Lima, OH, United States 1301 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" My dad did mine, the part was $50. It took him 17 hours and he had to disassemble my entire dash. The shop wanted $1500"


My grandpa could do mine, but he's older now.. and I'd hate for him to go through the trouble doing it. UNLESS I'd be paying a shit ton to get done.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Courtney; [38 weeks]:" My grandpa could do mine, but he's older now.. and I'd hate for him to go through the trouble doing it. UNLESS I'd be paying a shit ton to get done."


Does have a bad back?

The New Mrs. 2 kids; Lima, OH, United States 1301 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" Does have a bad back?"

No, he's just in his 60's and has worked on just about everything else for me.
He said he could do it, but I'd have to plan a whole weekend for him to tear it apart, replace and put back together. but it'd have to be warm enough for him to do since he doesn't have a garage anymore. so I'd have to wait a little while longer.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Courtney; [38 weeks]:" No, he's just in his 60's and has worked on just about everything else for me. He said he could do it, ... [snip!] ... it'd have to be warm enough for him to do since he doesn't have a garage anymore. so I'd have to wait a little while longer."


I asked about his back because there is a lot of bending involved. Are you sure it is the heater core and not the blower motor?

The New Mrs. 2 kids; Lima, OH, United States 1301 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" I asked about his back because there is a lot of bending involved. Are you sure it is the heater core and not the blower motor?"

Yea, the blower motor works.
My grandpa already checked everything out.
He's a retired mechanic so he has all the tools to test everything and all that jazz. I just didn't have the money to replace it at the time, so he didn't worry about looking up the cost or anything else for me.