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Old 08-03-2007, 07:02 PM   #1
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Has anyone replaced the plastic around the air box, blower, firewall area below the maxi-fuse mouting? How many seperate pieces are needed and how much has to come apart to get everthing installed? I changed a blower motor and blower control module today and it went better than I expected. I really thought the entire plastic area would just crumble and fall off the fire wall but I was able to get things screwed together without much damage. It looks like a major job to change the blower box and install new plastic.
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The same thing is happening on my wifes Olds. It looks like a one peice plastic firewall. :( that won't be easy to replace.
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You're lucky. Mine crumbled to pieces every time I would do a set of sparkplugs. I would barely touch it as well.
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How many different model years have bad plastic? Did GM just get bad product in '96 or does it affect other models as well?
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Good observation. If we get enough 96'* together maybe we can get a safety recall or something.
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Looks like there are only three of us that have ever seen this problem. That'* odd.
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Looks like there are only three of us that have ever seen this problem. That'* odd.


I know some 95'* have it..other years have it. I don't recall ever seeing it in a 97+ though. Give search a try... I know you should find some.
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My 95 had it a little bit and I see other pre-96'* at the yard with the same problem.
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There were topics with people changing the part to fix the problem. I can't recall who..but it'* out there.
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95-96 will all suffer this problem...

Most of the 97+ had some changes in the Downpipe and more insulation for the HVAC system cover..

94 and earlier iirc used a different cover... I almost wonder if the older cover would work on the 95....


I need to get a look at Brads 94 SSE

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