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Old 07-04-07, 02:45 PM
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Heater motor

2003 Eclipse. It was stored for 3 years. Mice got at the firewall liner and the heater sucked in the debris and it got clogged to the point of not working. I cleaned it out and now it only kicks in on the highest setting - 4. 1,2 and 3 are worthless. What happened??

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Old 07-04-07, 03:01 PM
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If the blower speeds only work on the hightest setting, it sounds like the resistor pack which is mounted usually to the airbox. It will be a cube shape with a bunch of wires going to it. Those rodents probably chewed up the wires to it.
 
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Thanks Craig,

I'll ckeck that out.

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Old 07-04-07, 06:55 PM
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Who's Craig?

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Sorry, Mark. I thought I had read Craig.

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I do have an additional question. What's/where's the airbox?

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Old 07-05-07, 02:32 PM
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That's the housing for the heater core, blower motor, and ac evaporator under your dash and generally behind the glovebox; kind of a catch-all term for it. The resistor is often mounted to or in the housing.
 
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I found the resistor. And, a slodered clip was broke. I got it stay and all is well. Ecept, the resistor get quite hot when the motor is on. Is this normal or is this why the soldered clip came unsoldered?

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Old 07-06-07, 04:23 PM
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It will be somewhat warm, but should not be burning hot. If it is, then the fan itself "might" be failing.

It is common, and I have seen it in these forums alot, for resistor packs to go out.
 
 

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