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My 91 Corsica's heater cord broke. Since it is summer I have been trying to put it off but now that winter is approaching i will need some kind of heat whether it be replacing the cord or an alternative source, such as some sort of portable car heater.

My question is, is a heater cord usually an expensive thing to have replaced and if it is what are some alternative heaters I could use for my car?

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do you mean heater "core"?

there is a small radiator inside the heater, water from the engine loses heat into this, and in turn, warms the inside of the car. this small radiator is the heater core.

in a corsica, it's not a super large hassle to change this heater core, but it does involve taking the underside of the dashboard apart.

in my honest opinion, if you can find a shop that will replace it for a reasonable cost, (expect between 100 and 250$) you'd be better off.

a portable car heater will never perform even close to the same.
 
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