Chevy Malibu 2006, Heater Core by Spectra Premium®. Material: Aluminum. If you’re not feeling much heat or your carpet is wet and you smell antifreeze, chances are you need a new heater core. If testing proves that your heater core is defective, replace it with this Spectra Premium heater core designed to ensure OE fit, form, and function.
- OE quality and function at a very competitive price
- Designed for exact fit in the vehicle’s OE heater casing
- Engineered to meet or exceed manufacturer's specifications
- Fully brazed aluminum design available for many applications
- Precisely tooled tanks for strength and durability
- Leak tested to ensure product quality at installation
- Comes with detailed installation guidelines
- Backed by a 1-year warranty
- Height: 7 1/4"
- Width: 7 5/8"
- Thickness: 1"
- Inlet: 5/8"
- Outlet: 3/4"
- Core Material: Aluminum
- Tank Material: Aluminum
The heater core is located in a case under the dash and connected into the engine cooling system. Consisting of tubes and fins, this component carries the coolant and transfers heat to the passenger cabin. As the coolant circulates through the core, the blower motor blows air through the core, warming the interior. The most common causes for heater core replacement are leakage and clogging. If you have noticed that your heater performance is less than satisfactory your heater core may be plugged with scale and debris from the cooling system, indicated by a coolant return hose that is significantly cooler than the inlet hose. If you have wet carpet and slimy film on the windows accompanied by the somewhat sweet smell of anti-freeze, the heater core is leaking coolant.
If symptoms and testing proves that it should be replaced, choose this Spectra Premium heater core designed to meet or exceed manufacturer's specifications. Designed for exact fit in the vehicle's OE heater casing, this product is manufactured using state-of-the-art equipment to the highest quality standards and 100% leak tested. Fully brazed aluminum units are available for many applications for increased durability in the toughest of winter conditions.
Spectra Premium was founded in 1989 and grew into one of the leading manufacturers of radiators, heaters, condensers, oil pans, filler necks, fuel tanks, etc. for passenger cars and heavy-duty vehicles. With its 17 locations and 1200 employees, the company exceeds the highest expectations of its clients by employing strategies of continuous improvement, progressive engineering, and product validation to the manufacture of its products. Spectra Premium has quality certifications such as ISO 9001:2000 | FM 65146, ISO/TS-16949:2002 | TS506759, ISO 14001:2004 | CA05/3605/E, and ISO 9001:2008 | FM 70893 that cover design and manufacture of fuel system, oil pan and radiator components as well as aluminum radiators and tooling for the automotive and heavy duty markets.