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power-power
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« on: April 20, 2016, 08:43:16 am »

Hello eveyrone,
My 2001 JE0S leaking water inside. I guess it is from the matrix. Is there somone done this job before and is there any  how-to information about removing the matrix?
thanks
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Anders Dinsen
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2016, 09:29:20 pm »

There is a guide here - in German:
http://www.espacefreunde.de/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=467&Itemid=143

"Sparschwein schlachten, Werkstatt aufsuchen"
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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2016, 07:57:05 pm »

this is a lot of work...  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2016, 09:46:03 am »

this is a lot of work...  Roll Eyes

Yes it is, maybe the biggest job on an espace. Thankfully there is 'Rad Seal'!!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2016, 04:08:47 pm »

Hi brianM, I have carried out this repair on my 2.2dti Espace, year 2000, and have a set of photos somewhere that show the main parts of this horrible job.
I did my matrix replacement when the engine was out of the car, as it gave easy access to the "quick" release hose couplings at the bulkhead, so trying to access the couplings with the engine in place would make it, in my opinion, nearly impossible.
the whole of the dashboard has to be lifted and pulled rearward to access the heater matrix housing, which involves the removal of dozens of Torx head screws.
If you think it will help I will try to find the photos, as I did this job about 10 years ago and can't remember where I saved the photos.
best of luck. regards. Ross
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2016, 06:07:47 pm »

Hi brianM, I have carried out this repair on my 2.2dti Espace, year 2000, and have a set of photos somewhere that show the main parts of this horrible job.
I did my matrix replacement when the engine was out of the car, as it gave easy access to the "quick" release hose couplings at the bulkhead, so trying to access the couplings with the engine in place would make it, in my opinion, nearly impossible.
the whole of the dashboard has to be lifted and pulled rearward to access the heater matrix housing, which involves the removal of dozens of Torx head screws.
If you think it will help I will try to find the photos, as I did this job about 10 years ago and can't remember where I saved the photos.
best of luck. regards. Ross
Hi Ross,

I am the one who will do this job asap. Any pictures or information would be great. Thanks&Regards
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2016, 06:53:48 pm »

I have the same problem, but the estimated time is the problem.
Hans
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2016, 11:50:45 pm »

I had a leak from my J63 heater, but (after spending all weekend replacing it - more difficult in a right-hand-drive model than the book suggested) it wasn't the matrix which was leaking. All it really needed was new O rings in the pipe connections to the matrix. They could be fitted in an hour, at least on that later J63.

I don't remember all the details: this was in 2009. It may not apply to a JE, but it's well worth trying first. On the J63, the O rings were size 17 x 2.5 mm (inside diameter X cross-section), but measure the cracked and worn ones you take out!
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2016, 09:14:49 pm »

Hi BrianM, sorry for the delay in responding to your request for my photos, but I have been up to my eyes in Renaultvating, the big end went on my 2.2Dci, so I had to swap it out.
I will look out the photos asap. regards. Ross
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