Originally Posted by int_53185
Just a little trick for us cheapskates.....drill a small hole(1/8") in the end of the blower motor....just enuff to fit a snorkel tube of slick 50 into the hole...give it a few squirts....wipe the hole clean and apply electrical tape...cheap sleave/brass bearing needs a little lube every once inawhile....
Yeah, that is a good quick fix. And I know cheap. i've done the oil trick on a lot of cars; you can usually get another year out of the motors that way. But it'* the wife'* car, and it'* winter and I couldn't hardly believe how quickly the windows became obscured when the blower stops. Didn't want it happening to her.
I once installed remote oilers in both end bushings of the blower on a 240 series Volvo. Drilled the bushings and epoxied needle valve inflators to serve as oil tubes. Connected lengths of vinyl tubing to the inflators and ran them up to a corner of one of the dash vents. Just a couple of drops of oil each year kept it quiet as long as we owned it. The motors for those have a fan on each end and are located behind the center of the dash. Those motors cost over $100 years ago and are incredibly difficult to r&r. At the time, I could not afford a new motor, and I really did not want to have to do the job again!
You know, you may have inspired me to tear apart the old one and do a little failure analysis. I wonder if it was bad bushings or bad brushes? Maybe I can repair it for just a few $....hmmmmm