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Old 03-13-2007, 11:01 PM   #1
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So here it goes, this might be kind of hard for most to answer...

I have a 1995 Bonneville SLE. My blower fan at times doesn't work, i tap it, it works. I can tell it'* on the way out, it'* made noises before even. I am looking at Advance Auto parts on their site and a whole bunch of blower fans come up, one being cheaper saying oem replacement, then others from companies like "four seasons" and a few others. My question is this, I notice the higher price of the name brand ones, and they claim "meets or exceeds OEM spces", but I can't get much more info than that. Do some of these fans run at higher rpm'* and do more CFM? Does anyone have any experience that can tell me one fan is superior to another? Should I even care? Please someone help!

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(PS I've checked the sites of the fan brand names in question, and they gave no information about the fans either)
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Should I even care? Please someone help!
Michael, I'm thinking oem replacement fan is probably just fine and should last years like the original has. My .02
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Meets or exceeds is simply their way of saying at least as good as. Could mean different bearings or little things like that. You shouldn't see a CFM difference.
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Thanks guys! Sounds like i'm saving some cash and just getting an oem replacement then
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At the most, I'd get one with a warranty of some sort. That'* about as far as I'd bother though.
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--Update: Just ordered a "FactoryAire" Blower Fan from Advance Auto Parts, the guy on the phone explained to me how Ready-Aire bought them out and are liquidating Factory Aire parts and it also comes with a lifetime warranty! This was the cheapest of them all, and the rest all have 1 year warranties! Anyone who needs a blower fan, check Advanced Auto parts out soon!
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Thanks for the feedback. Let us know how the new fan works out.
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---Fan Install Update

Fan works perfectly, much more powerful than the old one but I think the old one was shot, it wasn't blowing half as hard as it should have. This one seems to have a very faint high pitch squeak when going from low to high, other than that perfect!
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