Noise from HVAC blower

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Zeppo, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Zeppo

    Zeppo Guest

    Hi,
    My son's '95 Subaru Legacy (130K mi.) sedan has an intermittent cricket-like
    noise when the blower motor is running for heat or AC.

    I'm assuming the blower needs to be replaced. Is this a huge job or
    something accessible enough for an arthritic 55 year old dad with reasonable
    mechanic skills to do.

    Thanks,
    Jon
     
    Zeppo, Sep 27, 2007
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  2. Zeppo

    JohnO Guest

    I'm assuming the blower needs to be replaced. Is this a huge job or
    If it's anything like the '99, it's an easy enough job. It's been a while
    for me to recall all the details, but you remove the glove compartment door
    and some other stuff over there. I got it out and in with no help, IIRC.
    Maybe I saw the instrux on a website, I don't remember.

    My fan sucked up a candy wrapper and sounded like a kid's bike with a
    baseball card on the spokes.

    -John O
     
    JohnO, Sep 28, 2007
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  3. Zeppo

    Zeppo Guest

    Thanks John. I need to break down and get the service manual.

    Geez, remember how much trouble we went through to get that sound just right
    on our bikes? :)

    Jon
     
    Zeppo, Sep 29, 2007
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  4. There MAY be some help for you at www.cars101.com . Look for a section
    on cabin air filter replacement. It will show how to access the HVAC
    area of a few recent model years. Even if your car is not eqipped -
    likely some steps/components will be similar.

    Carl
     
    Carl 1 Lucky Texan, Sep 29, 2007
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  5. Zeppo

    AS Guest

    Hmmm, 95? Noise? Reminds me of the leaf that got stuck in the blower
    housing and made all sorts of weird noises, depending on the speed and
    the leaf position. You may not need to replace the blower, just clean
    the housing if you see any debris there.
     
    AS, Sep 30, 2007
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  6. Zeppo

    Zeppo Guest

    Thanks, will do.

    Jon
     
    Zeppo, Oct 3, 2007
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  7. Zeppo

    Guest Guest


    Maybe turn the system on low to get the vents open, masking tape all
    the outlets but one, and hit the last vent with a leaf blower?

    Dave
     
    Guest, Oct 3, 2007
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