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Old 01-26-2003, 10:03 PM   #1
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Anyone changed a Blower Motor before?? It looks failry easy, and I havent pulled out my factory service manual to see exactly whats involved, but I am going to be replacing it this week. I've noticed a small squeak coming from it lately, especially at low speeds, and outside the car its actually pretty loud. Even worse, last wednesday morning I went to get in my car to go to work, and although my climate control display showed the fan speed at full, the motor wouldnt engage at all. I remote start my car every morning and let it run every 20 minutes so its warm, and let me tell you, with the temps we've been having in western NY lately, it was DAMN cold in there at 6:30 AM :( :( It did eventually kick on about 1/2 to work (after 15 minutes or so), and it has been fine ever since, but when you have a father that can get you AC-Delco parts for free, and a high tomorrow and Tuesday of 4 degrees... I think I'm gonna change it to be safe

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Chris,

My buddy'* girfriend has 92 SSEi, and she lost the blower motor too, he asked me to keep an eye on BC and let him know if anyone knows anything about costs or work involved.

He went to the dealer and they want $500 bucks to fix it. His short term solution is a small heater for her car...very low tech I know...

It will be interesting to follow this thread and see what everyone else knows.

In may case, my blower motor has 2 settings, off and high...oh well, at least it works

No advice, sorry, (I guess I'm hopin for some too)
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$500 ????? What a RIP-OFF !!!! www.partsamerica.com has the AC-Delco blower Motor for $50, and it doesnt look at ALL difficult to put it. It sits right on the firewall in the engine compartment, dead center. The only thing that might pose a problem is (at least on the Series II), it looks like there is a fuel injection bracket sticking up, which might not allow it to be pulled straight out. Still though, unless that bracket is welded right to the motor, and requires the engine to be pullled to get hte blower motor out, it should be NOWHERE near a $500 job. I'll let you know how I make out with mine for sure, and I'll take pics and post them here as I go.

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Speaking of blower motors, tell me what u think about this. My mom'* car a 1985 Chevy Caprice was getting no heat but I hear the blower blowing. So last week I changed the t-stat, the rad cap, flushed the rad and replaced w new fluid. Still no heat. She said the guys at autozone told her she needs a blower motor and it'* $16. Does the blower motor control temperature?
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I took the heater motor off my 96 SSEI a couple of years ago as it had a chirping noise. Took it apart, cleaned it and oiled the bearings and it'* been fine. It has a plastic cover over the actual motor and the plastic is very soft and brittle and broke in several places. It has a small rubber vent tube that ataches to it, so it is neccessary, and you may have to get this from the dealer if it breaks. My 91did not have this cover and the vent tube plugs into the motor case. With both cars the motor almost pulls straight out, but with the fan it is just too large. I think I had to remove an engine lift bracket (2 bolts) from the back of the engine and the strut tower brace on the SSEI to get the motor and fan out. Probably about a 20-30 min job to remove.
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my blower motor went in my 92 and all i did was run down to my local parts store bought a new one for round 20 bucks i think it was 16 +taxes and installed it in less then 20 min. its 3 bolts on the firewall. really easy to get at.
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Yeah that sounds like lots of bullcrap. I got a used blower motor from the junkyard for about 10 bucks and replaced it in about 15-20 minutes.
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Speaking of blower motors, tell me what u think about this. My mom'* car a 1985 Chevy Caprice was getting no heat but I hear the blower blowing. So last week I changed the t-stat, the rad cap, flushed the rad and replaced w new fluid. Still no heat. She said the guys at autozone told her she needs a blower motor and it'* $16. Does the blower motor control temperature?
No. Is there any air flowing out of the register? Check the tubes to the heater core to see if they are hot. Could be the air mix door or a clog in the heater core.
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A blower motor isn't that hard to replace! I've done lots of then (unfortunately). Mine is due to be replaced again too (this one lasted 3.5 Years & it was a GM one too)! I do think you're getting screwed over when it comes to price though, $500.00 is way to high! I remembered paying around $120.00 Cdn for my GM one (@cost + 10%). So therefore with standard mark up of 40% (Wholesale) would = $168.00 Cdn; or 68% (Retail) would = $201.60 Cdn! That'* still no way near $500.00 !

As for instructions: Remove the Plastic Relay Cover; Disconnect the connector on the blower motor; Remove the 3 hold down screws & pull out motor! That'* basically it!
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Terminator listen to Death Rat he'll steer you right he'* helped me out more than once. He'* right it is a very easy job to replace the blower motor I've done it twice. My Bonni has 218K on it what a vehicle!!!
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