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Old 10-19-2012, 03:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do I replace the heater blower motor; '03 Sable?

I did a search Topic Finder and the one for Blower Motor Replacement 2000 to 2007 is sort of a dead link. It took me to this:Welcome to the TCCA Modification and Maintenance Wiki!

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Anyway, is there a link that works? This is the second time in 3 months the blower quit working. It quit in August when I had the A/C going. Worked on the way to town, then quit when I started the car. Same thing this time but with the heat instead of A/C. The blower has had a stutter? for about 3 years so I am sure it is the motor. This car has the ATC.

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I did a search Topic Finder and the one for Blower Motor Replacement 2000 to 2007 is sort of a dead link. It took me to this:Welcome to the TCCA Modification and Maintenance Wiki!

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Useles, no?

Anyway, is there a link that works? This is the second time in 3 months the blower quit working. It quit in August when I had the A/C going. Worked on the way to town, then quit when I started the car. Same thing this time but with the heat instead of A/C. The blower has had a stutter? for about 3 years so I am sure it is the motor. This car has the ATC.

Later. Pepse.
http://www.taurusclub.com/wiki/index...C_Blower_Motor

It is under Maintenance>Electrical on the wiki. Sorry about the busted link.
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Sorry for the delay in responding. Anyway I am not really sure that the motor is going (if it is I got the link to disassemble). Like I said the A/C did this in August and now the heater last week. And now, like before after letting the car sit a couple days everything is fine. So, is it possible there is a sensor or something else wrong?

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No ideas? It did it again yesterday. I will try it tomorrow and see if it works.

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So why don't you think it is the motor? If you manually change the blower fan speed will it work? When the blower stops working and you try to change the fan speed, nothing happens, right? Blower stays non-functional? It will randomly start working again?

It's probably the blower then unless you are having different symptoms than I described.
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Are you sure it's not the blower controller that controls the speed of the motor? If the blower works just fine with +12V outside of the car then I would focus on the controller.
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As for when it stops working? Back in Aug. I had gone to town and it worked fine. I stopped at a store came out started the car pushed the "Auto" button and the only thing I heard was the vacuum motor opening a door or whatever. No fan. Switched to manual fan and nothing happened at any speed or any temp. Now these latest incidents are in cold weather and (car at normal operating temp) I (in case number 1) went to town and back the heating system worked fine. 2 hours later I went to work and nothing, no fan. Tried it after work, still nothing. 2 days later drove the car again and everything was fine. This past Sun. went to town and back everything was fine. Monday went to work, nothing. Took my Explorer to work Tues. I will check it out again tomorrow. As before, it might work. At least the first 2 times by letting it sit for 2 days it starts working again.

Now, why am I hesitant on whether it is the blower or something else? Well for 1 if this was a 1973 instead of a 2003 I could pretty much bet that it would be the fan. With today's computerized vehicles it is a crapshoot; especially since I have the ATC. So, I am hoping to resolve this with one whack instead of 2 or more.

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Where is the Blower Controller located?

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To the left of the blower. It has wiring running to the blower. Iirc, black plastic box.
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Okay, now to further question whether it is the blower motor or ??? Today I drove the car and when it got to normal operating temp I turned on the heat (manual mode, fan on high and 90 degree temp) and nothing happened. After about 2 miles of driving the fan slowly started to come on. Took maybe 20 seconds to get to high speed. It's been okay since. So, is it the blower motor, blower controller or ??

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