99 Intrepid heater fan resistor burns out

Old 10-21-07, 02:21 PM
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99 Intrepid heater fan resistor burns out

I replaced the resistor block" in my 1999 Chrysler Intrepid and 4 days later it burnt out again.
When they burn out, only high speed for the fan works.
The 3 speeds below that dont work.

I put in a new one when I put one in and the parts guy new exactly what I was talking about.

My question is: Are these cars hard on them resistors or is there a problem in my electrical system that is going to burn these out.

Each one cost $40

Should I ask the parts guy if I can get another one free because the other one only lasted 4 days?

Old 10-21-07, 04:32 PM
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it possible the motor may be pulling excessive amps and causing the resistor to fail if all your connections look clean and the resistor doesnt appear to be getting wet would probably replace the fan motor and install a new resistor.
Old 10-21-07, 06:04 PM
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Get a new fan motor; it is pulling too many amps. Can order from Autozone much cheaper than dealer's price and other places I shopped. Fit right in.
Good luck!

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