Heater core

Discussion in '1995 - 2004 Toyota Tacoma' started by kenny594, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. kenny594

    kenny594 New Member

    My heater core went out in my 04 tacoma and my brother has a 2002 4runner that he is parting out will the heater core out of the 02 4runner fit my 04 tacoma? Also how can I check to see if the heatercore in the 02 4runer is good or not before I rip my dash apart?
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  3. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Some things are just better to buy new. It's a fairly involved job to change it in the first place so it's worth the piece of mind to have a NEW heater core...
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  4. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    Agree. Such a pain in the ass to do. I would put in a new one and pray it wasn’t built on a Saturday.
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  5. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Well-Known Member

    Don’t reuse a heater core - they’re circa $40-80 new so don’t risk it.

    Get new orings too
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  6. Rodka

    Rodka Member

    1998 Toyota Tacoma leaking exterior passenger side & interior passenger side floor board wet, can it be anything else besides heater core? If not any discount websites for a new toyota heater core?
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  7. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    Buy a good brand of heater core. There a pain in the butt to change. Heater core sounds like it’s leaking. Does the floor board smell like antifreeze? Sweet smell? Are you losing coolant?
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  8. Rodka

    Rodka Member

    Not losing antifreeze, but I stopped driving, do you know of any discount toyota websites, only spectra premium comes up as a option locally.
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  9. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    Parts geek is like 48 bucks 288 bucks for a oem from Toyota
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  10. Rodka

    Rodka Member

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  11. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    Glad I could kinda help. They’re a pain to put in. Watch utube videos and anyone around you needs to wear earplugs
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  12. B.C.

    B.C. Well-Known Member

    They should keep opening you a new brewski as they see your current one getting low.
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