A610 Heater Matrix Replacement.

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A610 Heater Matrix Replacement.

Postby Bazzer501 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:07 pm

Hi all,
I need to do some work on the air con on my A610 in that its now been identified that the condenser has 3 leaks in it so will need repairing or ideally replacing if I can find a suitable replacement. Likewise I'm looking at changing the radiator in what is after all a 26 year old car when the front bumper is off so this is my work plan for the coming winter months.

A further heating related problem that's come to light is that I'm getting misting of front screen every time I used the heater when its cold, in fact its better to have no heating on as the screen stays clearer, I'm also losing a very small amount of coolant and the smell from the screen vents smells like the coolant I'm using so all give away's that the heater matrix has sprung a leak somewhere.

I did read somewhere that the A610 heater matrix is the same as the one in a Renault 5 but I can't substantiate that. There are a few of these available on EBay for around the £30/40 mark:

Can anyone confirm what matrix I can use in my A610 please...? Also given I've never changed one is there any pointers I should be aware of before even contemplating changing it?
Any advice very welcome.

Cheers, Barry.

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Re: A610 Heater Matrix Replacement.

Postby The Saint » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:53 am

Hi Barry,
I was told that the heater system in the A610 was taken from the R21... Just need someone else to confirm...
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Re: A610 Heater Matrix Replacement.

Postby Custard » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:27 am

Before you start take some natura calm and chill out, READ the book it is not an easy job, nothing like a Gta. Good luck :ugeek:
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Re: A610 Heater Matrix Replacement.

Postby clee » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:02 am

GTA is a worse job ....I'm on about swapping the matrix out not whole system....POP on the A610 as it just pulls out in the bonnet area,GTA you have to take the dash out .
GTA uses R5gtt matrix 77 number but there are two types.....A610 is a 60 number but looks very similar,it might just be it has a few additions on the pipe exits .Not 100% as never compared the two and can't remember if I've ever swapped out 610 ..did I do that on yours Vince ??
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Re: A610 Heater Matrix Replacement.

Postby stephendell » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:23 pm

RHD A610 matrix is not a bad job at all.
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Re: A610 Heater Matrix Replacement.

Postby r5gordini » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:05 pm

Yep - just disconnect the pipes, unbolt the fixings and lift it out - after draining the coolant, obviously!

The R5 GT Turbo heater matrix does look very similar:

http://www.gt-turbo-spares.co.uk/cart/i ... =51&page=2

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Re: A610 Heater Matrix Replacement.

Postby Bazzer501 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:51 am

Hi all,
Thanks for your advice.
What I will now do is get it removed in the next week or so and see if there is any part number on it.
Having looked at Renault 21 and Renault 5 Heater Matrix's for sale on EBay and elsewhere they do look very similar...but maybe different sizes. Ah the joys of owning an Alpine...! :)

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Re: A610 Heater Matrix Replacement.

Postby The Saint » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:14 pm

Well let us all know where this takes you, as I dare say, the rest of us with A610's, may at some point, be in the same position..
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Re: A610 Heater Matrix Replacement.

Postby Bazzer501 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:11 pm

I have found out that the original Part Number for a right hand A610 is: 60 00 009 307. But a Google search hasn't bought anything up. I'll wait until I get the heater matrix removed and start comparing it with Renault 21 & 5 ones to see if they match.

Cheers, Barry


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