Originally Posted by gruveb
Today the vent fan was still finnicky. I went out to check the voltage and heard it 'crying' at me and turning slowly. I tapped it, and it went full speed.
How hard is it to locate a replacement motor and how hard is the swap? It "LOOKS" pretty straight forward, but you never know.
It is. Just don't drop the screws under the car.
Don't trade in your core until your replacement is installed and working, so that you don't accidentally trade in parts that you need to swap over, like a retaining screw for the squirrel cage or something like that. Don't forget to install the little rubber elbow-shaped cooling duct when you've got the new blower in.
Actually, if you're hurtin' for cash and don't mind pulling and reinstalling the same blower motor, you _could_ try removing it, blasting it clean internally with carb cleaner sprayed through the cooling holes, then add a little oil on the bearings and stick it back in. You might get another year or so out of it that way.