If the blower motor in your vehicle isn't working, you may find yourself very uncomfortable behind the wheel and ready to
replace some components. Imagine shivering through a winter while kidding yourself that the rear defrost's heat signature
is warming you and your vehicle's interior.
It's not. Remember that it’s the engine engine that provides heat by circulating hot engine coolant through the heater core,
and then the blower motor component forces heat through the ducts. This same squirrel cage-type blower and ducts
are what directs cool air to the cabin when the AC is running.
For your vehicle, the first
place to check for a possible failure of this climate control system part is the fuse box. Your problem could
be, and hopefully is, that simple. Should the fuse in question be intact, the next most common thing to check
is the blower motor resistor. This part determines the speed of the blower fan. It operates when you adjust
the knob for your heat or AC.
If you're planning to buy a blower motor replacement, you'll need to open more than the door to your glove
box to access the original unit (some can be accessed at the engine firewall). However, since you've already
checked your fuses, you're in the ball park. As far as car parts go, this one is sometimes pretty easy to
reach. The process of installing it is also pretty simple -- just plug it in -- so you can accomplish it
even if you aren't an experienced mechanic.
You don't need to be an expert in Ohm's Law or electricity when shopping for blower motor components. We offer
online customers a "Check Vehicle Fit" search engine. Enter data into a few fields, and you'll have your
answer. You can also visit a local store and ask one of our representatives about our range of discount auto