[DML] Re: Body pulling and water leak.
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[DML] Re: Body pulling and water leak.



The evaporator can only be removed from inside the car, and only with 
the freon and cooling lines disconnected. You have to take apart most 
of the dash. BIG job. 

The freon and heater lines have to be disconnected to remove the body 
from the frame too. This is, in my opinion, the biggest pain in the 
neck about the body pull. Otherwise it's remarkably easy - I've gone 
from start to separation in under 5 hours (using a lift).  

The gas tank will stay in the frame. You'll need to disconnect the 
filler hose and the vent hose (the large and small one that go up to 
the filler neck). And the ground wire that's connected between the 
tank and the filler neck. 
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The coolant leak is probably the hoses that come out of the back of 
the water pump, not the pump itself. There's also the possiblity that 
the heater pipe under there has rusted through, or the y-pipe o-rings 
have failed (very rare). If you go to all this trouble change the 
pump anyway. 

Dave Swingle


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Qumefox <qumefox@xxxx> wrote:
> Hi all.
> 
> --> 
> Also.. Is there any way to pull the pontoon and get the AC 
evaporator
> out of it without opening the AC system? I think they system is 
still
> charged and if it is I'd rather not have to deal with recharging it
> again even if it means more work to get the body pulled.  I'll hook 
the
> gages to it this afternoon and check for freon pressure.. If the 
system
> is empty then this question is moot.
> 
> Another question is, do I need to pull the gas tank as well or will 
it
> drop with the frame?
> 
> Lastly, my next question isn't about pulling the body.. It's about 
the
> green lake I have in the valley of death.. The previous owner said 
the
> car needed a waterpump, but when I started looking at it closer and 
with
> a flashlight, the water leak seems to be somewhere on top of the 
engine
> and not the waterpump.. Anyone have any suggestions as to what 
could be
> leaking? Could it be something as simple as a hose or a clamp or
> something alot more severe. It's not a very fast leak. The cooling
> system builds up pressure when the engine runs and seems  to be 
working
> fine.  This question is kind of premature, as i'm not going to do 
much
> to the engine until after I get the body off and the frame finished 
and
> out of the way where I'll have room to work.
> 
> -






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