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09-07-04, 06:25 AM   #1  
fan blower died

I have a 1996 Ford Explorer. The fan blower has stopped working. All fuses are fine. Checked the fan motor with a meter and there's no power going to it....Do you know if there's a relay or the like that might be suspect?

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09-07-04, 02:58 PM   #2  
Check the blower motor resistor it will be located on the blower case somewhere.If it appears ok check the fan speed switch.Also check related wiring for opens.

 
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09-07-04, 06:48 PM   #3  
thanks Davo!

 
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09-18-04, 10:21 AM   #4  
blow me away

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I pulled the fan motor. There is no resistor that I can see on the casing. Would it be in line from the power supply? Wrapped up in the wire somewhere? Can you tell me where I can locate the fan speed switch? I did replace a resistor some time ago, the fan only operated on high, could that be the problem again? This time however I get no blower at all.

Not to sound an idiot, there are two leads going into the fan blower casing that I pulled. I have a spare battery, can I check the motor by running a positive and negative lead to this plug?

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09-18-04, 12:34 PM   #5  
Yes you can test it that way. If it runs it will be on high speed.

 
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09-18-04, 01:52 PM   #6  
Thanks Car Nut....the blower tested fine. Any other places I should go looking, sure sounds like something minor.....

 
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09-18-04, 02:39 PM   #7  
Posted By: jvirtue Thanks Car Nut....the blower tested fine. Any other places I should go looking, sure sounds like something minor.....
Sorry I don't know where the resistor is on your vehicle.
Like Davo said they are usually on the bolwer housing somewhere with an electrical plug.

 
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09-18-04, 02:47 PM   #8  
The EVTM for 96 shows 2 fuses - one in the in car fuse panel and one in the underhood fuse panel - as well as a relay that could affect your blower motor. Your owners manual should direct you to their locations.

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09-19-04, 05:24 AM   #9  
Thanks so much for the replies. I'll have another look for another resistor now that I have the room. I'm also going to replave any fuses related to the blower whether they look blown or not.

 
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09-21-04, 03:07 PM   #10  
well that didn't work either, so much for 'doing it myself'....throwing in the towel, thanks to all for taking the time to reply

 
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