Well for about 2 weeks my blower motor was making an awful squeeking sound and today it finally gave out. After giving it a few hard blows with my fist, it started working again. I’m going to fix the all too common water leak and I was just wondering if the blower motor needs to be replaced or if it will all be fine after the water dries up and the leak stops.
Well, I had that water leak too, and it caused my blower to squeal too. So I took the motor out and apart. It was full of rusty sludge. I cleaned it all out, greased the bushings at the ends and put it back in, and it worked great… for a while. Then it started squeaking again, so I took it back out, greased it again, and put it back in. Now it only works when I have the knob turned to the 3rd or 4th notch. I think the motor needs new brushes now…
I don’t know how much the motor costs though. Might just end up doing that.
I think you can get an aftermarket one for around $100. I didn’t want to resort to that yet though…I have to fix everything else that’s wrong with my car first.
I agree with 90RioGS on the brushes too. After all these years…
I’ve never seen that blower though. Doesn’t it have little bearings in the assembly? These bearings might have gone caput now, so it creates the sqweals and probably increases the load to the motor, that could overheat and also go caput. Just a guess…
Hey I got that same squeak from my blower motor. It only does it in the #1 or #2 spot sometimes. Where is this motor at? Is it under the dash near the ECU? ard to get to?
Yeah…It’s above the ECU. It’ll be a white circular thing, and depending on your situation, it’ll be sopping wet.
It’s not hard to get out if you’re following the instructions in the Helms Pretty much just need a phillips screwdriver I think. Oh and either a 10 or 12mm socket & ratchet.
And there aren’t any bearings… just bushings I think. (from what I can remember). Anyway, there’s an electrical shop not too far away. I might take it to them and see what they think. I know they could clean it up better, and they could probably replace the brushes in a few minutes.