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Old 01-05-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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The old blower motor fried on me. I noticed the purple wire light up my test light but the fan would not turn unless I whacked it and then it made a terrible grinding sound

So I pulled the old one and installed a new one from Napa.

After the install The fuse blew. so I replaced it. No joy. New fan does not work.

I noticed when I pulled the old one the bolt where barly on and when I installed it, I torquied it quite a bit.

Did I over torque the bolts and the new fan is pinned?

Any ideas?

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Loosen the bolts up a little and see what happens. If anything, take the whole blower back out, connect it and turn it back on to see if it still works.
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I have a similar issue with my 1995 Bonneville. The blower motor cuts in and out. It went out today and I figured it was fried, then on the way home from work I hit a bump and it kicked on. I notice when the car is cold the fan squeals until the car warms up. I'm guessing the bearing is shot and is amping out the motor.
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Yeah. Same problem.

Swapped it out with 2 nappa fans, and the first one popped the fuse, and the second was dead. Both made in China. Spent the extra $4 and got the premium one made in canada and it runs like a champ.
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Looks like I have some work to do. The little problems are starting to add up and I'm about ready to dump this thing.
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Same boat. Trans-axle is acting up.
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Picked up the new motor tonight and am getting ready to get my wrench on.
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The blower motor was indeed smoked. I pulled it out and turned the key forward and it started spinning. While it was spinning I wrapped on the motor housing with a wrench and it started squealing and then stopped. I wrapped on it again and it started up. New one works great! Only took two beers and a couple of chews and we are good to go.
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The blower motor was indeed smoked. I pulled it out and turned the key forward and it started spinning. While it was spinning I wrapped on the motor housing with a wrench and it started squealing and then stopped. I wrapped on it again and it started up. New one works great! Only took two beers and a couple of chews and we are good to go.
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