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Old 01-21-2004, 08:58 PM   #1
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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.

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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.
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Do I have to mess with the interior at all? I hate that!

I hope I can swap it out from the engine compartment. Actually, it'* surprising more of them don't break in Arizona. I constantly run all of the fans on all of my cars.
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Do I have to mess with the interior at all? I hate that!

I hope I can swap it out from the engine compartment. Actually, it'* surprising more of them don't break in Arizona. I constantly run all of the fans on all of my cars.
Not in the slightest thank god! You can gain access to it from under the hood.

May want to do this while you're at too mind you for improved air flow!
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/techinfo/?article=62
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I bought it today. Cost me less than $60 with tax and took about an hour to install (delayed because of hail and rain).
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Man.. mine costed 25... weird....
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mine squeals horribly, usually for the first few minutes the car is running...
I have a spare used blower motor in my garage from a 86 Park Avenue, will this one work with my ECC in the bonneville?
If not, im gunna try the carb cleaner, then the oil....them motors can be kinda expensive!
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