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Seems like this a good time of the year for these things to start acting up. I was reading through a few threads about fan motor trouble and it sounds like I can get to the motor by taking out the glove box is this correct? What I noticed first about 3 weeks ago the heat control on the passenger side didn't have any heat while the driver side was working properly. Then yesterday I turned on the fan and it was making some nasty noise and then it quit working all together so it sounds like the motor might be a little beyond cleaning. I suppose its possible the fan motor might have popped a fuse because of debris and its funny because it wasn't making any noise the day before that's why I think the motor might have puked. So do I need to replace the heater control on the pass side or could it be a resister? Thanks for any help you can give me.

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The glove box has two tabs up top that need to come down. The door will then swing all the way down. A light rap from behind will dislodge each hook. You will also need to remove the lower trim panel. I believe it was two 7mm bolts that held it in place. You have to jiggle it a bit to get it out. Just go slow so that you don't break it. Once the door and panel are out of the way, you can remove the blower motor.

The blower is held up by three t20 torx bit screws. I had to remove the passenger floor light to get at one of them straight on. Mine didn't have a lot of debris in the fan, but it did have one small stick jammed into the blades. I could here it scraping against the housing once in awhile. If you remove it and find that it is still working, blow all the dust out of the motor with compressed air. You have to unhooked its harness from the resistor to remove it from the vehicle.
 

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Thanks Flex appreciate it that's most helpful. Are the DVD service manuals worth buying do you know?

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Factory Service Manual

There are manuals on Ebay on cd and I bought one and for another 1.00 they would send a cd instead of downloading it, they were based on the 2006 year and stated that.

I USE IT. on a 2010

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Thanks Swanny how are the pictures? Reason I ask I have a service manual for my dozer and its a photo copy, between the bad pictures and trying to decipher crappy Japanese English its pretty much a waste.

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C.d.

I had them mail me the C D with me and the pic's are good and clear, I really prefer a paper copy but not for the money.


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Yeah I would prefer a regular shop manual too but if the pictures are not clear it kind of hinders your progress. Thanks guys.

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Well I finally pulled my blower motor and found out what was wrong with it. It would seem that my Commander wasn't the only thing I brought back from Michigan when I purchased it I found a decapitated mouse in the blower cage that Riga mortise had set in along time ago he must of been up in the duct and finally slid down.

One thing I noticed above the motor is a door that didn't seem to be attached to anything. I could stick my hand up in there and give it a push and it would just swing back and forth. Is this because the motor wasn't running and there wasn't any vacuum? Also I don't have any heat on the passenger side could this be heater door related or do I have a heater switch that I need to replace? Thanks to anyone that can help.

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That is the air recirculation door. It's position determines where the system draws air from. Most likely that the gear's teeth have sheared off as that is the only way it would move free of the modulator. Mine was the same. I can email you the part number or post it here.
 

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The lack of heat on one side is most likely due to a break in the system on the driver's side. There is a modulator just above the gas pedal that operates a system of gears and levers. At the various heater settings, those gears and levers open the appropriate doors to direct the air to the desired areas.
 

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Thanks for the input Flex but this all sounds like my dash has to come apart then.

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No, they can all be replaced in place if you don't weigh 300 lbs:surprise:. Just kidding, it is tight though. Both of the bottom trim panels have to come off as well as the trim panel under the steering wheel.
 

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Thanks Flex that's good to hear. I tried to remove the glove box door but it didn't want to come out but I was able to clean the blower with the door left in, the two hinge tabs on the door had a large crack in each one. And its also good that a 300 pound individual can do it because that's exactly what I weigh.:grin2:

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That is the air recirculation door. It's position determines where the system draws air from. Most likely that the gear's teeth have sheared off as that is the only way it would move free of the modulator. Mine was the same. I can email you the part number or post it here.
Part number for air re-circulation door please.
 
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