Heater Blower Motor

ssdvc

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My heater blower died and I am going to replace it, but I have a question before I pull the trigger. Has anyone upgraded their old blower motor to a more powerful unit? Is there such a thing? And if there is, did it require a lot of reconfiguring of the housing or anything else?
 

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A more powerful unit? All my blower motors blow so hard its crazy... your unit must have been bad for a while or you have another issue...
 

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Is it possible the resistor on the heater box is bad? You could also have a few fins broken from the squirrel cage of the blower fan. That is an easy access motor. You may want to loosen the rea battery and slide it forward. I have bought replacements from any brand and have had good luck. They seem to be getting a bit tired after all this time. Good Luck and Happy Holidays. I am sure you can Ace this job.
 

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I like my truck, but I also like heat when it is 20 degrees out. As long as I am in there, might as well get it right. It's less than $75 to swap out the motor/cage, resistor bank and the connectors to that bank and motor (found mine was broken). I am going to replace it all and also cut out the radio suppressor.
 

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OK, worked on this today. Disconnected both batteries and pulled the rear one to make some room. Removed the plug for the resistor and discovered that is was cracked and one of the terminals came loose (problem #1). I then pulled the plug of the blower motor and discovered the broken wire on the condenser (and there was problem #2). Pulled the motor and it actually looked good and it was clean inside the housing.

Also, it appears that I have the resistor and plug set up from an AC equipped vehicle. I was wondering if I should convert or just stay with what I have? I am wondering if the motor itself is for an AC equipped vehicle?

Anyway, None of the auto parts stores around have any of the parts in stock, so I am ordering exact replacements from Advanced Auto. And they are even giving me 20% off, for a total of $65...........SHIPPED, to my door !!
 

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Please stay on topic and keep the bickering off the forums .
 
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