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Old 04-21-2005, 05:07 PM
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2 Minute Fix for Heater Fan

My heater fan started getting noisy, slow and to the point of not starting without a light tap.

To my surprise there's a quick and free fix to this only requiring a phillips screw driver.

I first looked into how to remove the motor. Didn't look that easy as all I could easily get to was the plate on the back of the motor.

Out of curiosity I removed the 2 screws holding that plate on and attempted to remove the plate. Along with the plate came a pile of brownish powder (from the brushes?). I cleaned off all the powder and continued to ponder how to remove the motor.

Still curious I put the plate back on and tried the fan - PERFECT! It's now quiet and works 100%.

In summary, the accumulation of this powder is what's making the fan noisy and slow. The removal of this powder restores full functionality to the fan.
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Old 04-21-2005, 05:27 PM
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But how did you get the heater fan out?
That's just it, I didn't have to. Just remove the plate, clean out the powder and put the plate back.
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Re: 2 Minute Fix for Heater Fan

Ye ha, just did this "fix" and have to say this works great, if you've gotta finicky fan try it. Hardest part is the contortions I needed for the removal of the screws, very worth it.
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Re: 2 Minute Fix for Heater Fan

Sorry to say that this isn't a for long fix, seems that all that powder that gums up the bushing is the brushes wears out. Now I'm in need of new ones or replacement motor
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Re: 2 Minute Fix for Heater Fan

Where are we in the car? Photo please?
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Re: 2 Minute Fix for Heater Fan

No photos, but we are under dash right/passenger side, easy to see heater fan, but awkward to get to and work on, planning on swapping good motor from one to another, if I remember will take photos
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