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Oregano 01-07-2006 10:42 PM

Heater help needed
It's very cold outside and my heater only works sporadically. My A/C and vents also only work sporadically. Is this a sign that my blower motor is on the fritz? If so where is the blower motor on my car? I have a '98 SE. If you don't think it's the blower motor suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

1993 SLE 01-07-2006 11:26 PM

a few questions... do you have the knobbs or the ECC for your climate control...

im thinking the air mix door has given out on you

Oregano 01-08-2006 12:11 AM

Knobs, and it will start working after awhile of driving. Usually just about as a pull my frozen carcass into the parking space the heater will start working :x . What is this "air mix door" you mentioned, and is it a tough fix? Also just to clarify, no air comes out when I turn the ventilation knob to any of the settings, the power knob is also inoperative until the whole thing decides to work. I work nights and I'm afraid my hands will get frozen to the steering wheel driving home at 2 A.M. and I'll have to gnaw my hands off at the wrists just to get out of the car... :roll:

MOS95B 01-08-2006 08:56 AM

Sounds like the blower motor to me. Try whacking it with hte handle of a long screw driver.

I had the same problem last winter. Got the motor at a local parts store. Not a hard fix, but it is kinda tight back there....

willwren 01-08-2006 11:54 AM

It could also be a blocked evap core. That'll prevent the flow of cool or hot air, even if the blower works great. Procedure for cleaning/checking it is in Techinfo.

Mr Bean 01-08-2006 12:03 PM

most likely a blower motor. do what mos your hood and smack the fan housing (when it isn't blowing...but turned to "high" setting) with a piece of wood or something. if it comes to life, then you need to replace it. easy and cheap.

Oregano 01-08-2006 03:09 PM

Thanks for all the advice guys. I'll try and give it a couple of wacks tonight before I go to work, and see what happens. Thanks again.

Mr Bean 01-10-2006 10:39 AM

any luck?

Oregano 01-10-2006 12:44 PM

You know it's been working flawlessly the last couple of days. I guess just the mere threat of being replaced has scared it into operation :). I have put a long screwdriver in the trunk though, for when it goes out again. When it does go on the quits again I'll give it a whack and report back. Or hey maybe it'll just have magically fixed it's self :shock: .

BillBoost37 01-10-2006 12:52 PM

don't take the driver out of the car. ;)

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