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Old 12-25-08, 08:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Blower motor replacement

Is it possible to replace the blower motor behind the glove box without removing the AC evaporator? The service manual says to remove it, but sometimes this manual is pretty liberal on what to remove. Just checking.

I think the blower went out one day last week when the heater was on and all of a sudden no air was blowing. I smelled an electrical burning smell, like when a motor burns out. Nothing else electrically has gone wrong since, just have no air (which is annoying b/c it is freezing at night).

I can't complain, that motor has survived the last 20 years!
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Old 12-25-08, 11:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not a problem. I replaced mine some years back, and all I had to do was remove the panel under the glove compartment (I may have removed the door to have more room, but can't remember) to gain access. Once it's exposed, just remove the harness to the motor and the 3 10mm screws, and it drops right out.
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im dreading having to replace the blower motor in the GP... its going out too!! it makes a whining noise when you first turn it on when its cold out... anyway good luck with the swap!!
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I have to replace my motor also but if you hit under the glove box it turns back on.
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Is it possible to replace the blower motor behind the glove box without removing the AC evaporator?
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I have to replace my motor also but if you hit under the glove box it turns back on.
^^^ Early sign of blower going out, I strongly suggest unit replacement; time permitting of course
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I replaced mine that I took out from the junkyard. But before I replaced it, I took the junkyard apart, cleaned out all the old dirt that was in it, re grease the area that it needed, place it back together, and walla, a blower motor that blows air pretty strong.
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Thanks guys for all the responses. I was hoping it wasn't a big deal. Another case of the manual being "since you have all the time and tools in the world, do it this longer way..."
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Confirmed.

I replaced the blower motor a few weeks ago, it was easy peasy. A few screws under the glove compartment, and then three bolts hold it in. Wish I tried it sooner.

Sucks not having heater for a month when it's cold and rainy!
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Yesterday my fan/heater stopped working... Just lovely cause it was a freezing, cold, foggy, drizzly morning here in Minnesota. I checked all the fuses...fine. So I hit under the glove box - and presto! Heat! Which is good because we had a major freezing rain storm turn to snow this morning!

I'm on the look out now to find a replacement for the motor but at least I have heat for now. Thanks everyone.

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is there a DIY for doing this? i have an 88 L Coupe.
mine just started making a whirring noise...
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