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2005 exoplorer xlt blower issue

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by go pens, June 21, 2011.

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    1. go pens

      go pens New Member

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      Vehicle has front and rear a/c and heat. Rear works fine but when I turn on the front, nothing, no noise, no flow, nothing. I dont think this is an a/c issue but rather a blower motor issue???

      So a few questions, any help would be appreciated.

      Based on the above what should I check first (resistor, relay, motor, anything else?

      Where are all of the above located? I looked on line and saw a video about changing the motor, looked simple, but when I looked under the hood I dont see it on the firewall. Am I missing something? Any pics would be appreciated.

      All help is always greatly appreciated.
       
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      Ck the blower motor fuse first but it is probably bad blower motor.
       
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      Fuses are good.

      Is the motor pretty easy to replace? It looks like its right under the glove box. I read that it can also be the switch, how do you test that? With it not doing anything at all does that rule out the resistor?
       
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      the motor shouldnt be too hard to replace, to check you can disconnect the plug at the blower motor, hook up a test light , if it lights you have power,and your switch is fine, while your there just to double check make sure the ground is good. i didnt have to replace my blower motor , but i had it out a couple months ago and cleaned out some leaves that got in there and was making noise only took abouit 20 minutes to remove/replace the motor , it is right under the glove box BTW

      basicly if you have power and ground and the motor does not spin , you need a motor.

      sometimes when you replace blower motors it can be difficult to swap the fan blades (or hamster wheel) without damaging the fins

      hope this helps
       
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      check the blower motor resistor Im not sure where it is on the 3rd gens
       
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      Swapped out the blower motor and everything is running fine. Wasnt as difficult as I thought it would be, probably took half an hour.

      Broke down and bought the Haynes repair manual which was helpful.

      What was kind of a pain was I unhooked my battery since it said to since working by the airbag. When you hook it back up the computer needs to re-learn itself which scared me a little since it went into limp mode...
       

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