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Old 10-02-2018, 01:14 PM   #1
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How to pull the heater HOUSING

I've pulled the old Suburban heater out of my 71 Ambassador. I'm going to heat with a Wave 8 instead. When you pull the heater it leaves a housing which doubles as the beginning of the plenum. I want to get that out and recover a large storage area, but it will not come out. I cannot see any rivets or bolts holding it. It will wiggle maybe 1/8 to 1/4 inch but will not budge further.
Please tell me that it is not attached to the AS through a welded bolt on the bottom of the housing!
There is a lot of info on getting the heater itself out. I found good info and did not have much trouble with that. Now I cannot get the housing out.
(still digging myself deeper and deeper )
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There may be a couple of screws into the floor. Other than that, it's usually just a really tight fit. You may need to fold up the furnace housing to get it out from inside the cabinet.
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:09 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'm trying. It's pretty stout to "fold" but nothing an obsessive/compulsive can't handle.
If there are screws, the screw heads are not visible, that's why I was imagining bolts that are part of the housing.
I'll stare at it some more tomorrow, maybe I'll intimidate it into submission.
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