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Blower Motor Stoped
06-25-2007, 02:42 AM
Post: #1
Question Blower Motor Stoped
I Have A 96 Dodge Grand Cara Van. The Blower Motor Stoped Working
I Can Hook The Blower Straight To The Batterie & It Works. I Checked The Fuese What Else Can It Be ?
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06-25-2007, 11:41 AM
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RE: Blower Motor Stoped
Couls either be a switch, resistor or possibly even a relay somewhere. I guess the first thing to do is start at the blower and go backwards to see where you can pick up the current. Use a test light to see where the light comes on and that area is where the problem is.

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06-26-2007, 02:25 PM
Post: #3
RE: Blower Motor Stoped
Yep,
Sounds like a resistor or switch. Here are a couple of pictures showing the location of the resistor so you can test with a test light.


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06-26-2007, 02:27 PM
Post: #4
RE: Blower Motor Stoped
Found a TSB on the resistor for the front blower.

NO: 24-06-97

GROUP: Heating & A/C

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 30, 1997

SUBJECT:
Front HVAC Blower Motor Resistor Connector Service

MODELS:

1996 - 1997 (NS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager
1996 - 1997 (GS) Chrysler Voyager (International Market)

NOTE : THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 6, 1996 (MDH 0906XX).

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

The front Heater/Ventilation/Air Conditioning (HVAC) blower motor is inoperative; is inoperative on one or more speeds; or operates only on "HIGH" speed.

DIAGNOSIS:

Visually inspect the front HVAC blower motor resistor and connector terminals for corrosion. If corrosion is discovered, perform the Repair Procedure.

PARTS REQUIRED:

AR (1) 05003316AA Wiring, Blower Motor Resistor Pigtail
AR (5) 04778570 Tube, Shrink
1 04677180AB Resistor, Front Blower Motor
AR(1) 04641780 Strap, Tie

REPAIR PROCEDURE:

This bulletin involves replacing the blower motor resistor and wiring connector with revised parts.

1. If equipped, remove the bracket on the A/C line from the right side strut tower mounting stud.

2. Obtain the revised front blower motor resistor, p/n 04677180AB, (and wiring repair components if they will be required). Examine the integral retainer clips of the resistor so it is understood what/where to push in on to release the resistor from the dash panel.

NOTE : DO NOT TRY TO PULL THE RESISTOR OUT OF THE DASH PANEL WITHOUT RELEASING THE CLIPS, OTHERWISE RETENTION TABS IN THE DASH PANEL WILL BE BENT MAKING IT VERY DIFFICULT TO REMOVE THE RESISTOR FROM THE CAVITY IN THE DASH PANEL.


3. Remove the resistor (located on the dash panel behind the right side strut tower) by inserting a flat blade tool behind inboard side of the fiber board of the resistor and pushing inward. Two guide lines are on the inboard side of the resistor to help align the blade position with the retention clip of the resistor. While fully pushing in the retention clip of the resistor gently pull on the resistor wiring to dislodge the resistor from the dash panel.

4. Disconnect the wiring connector from the resistor and discard the resistor.

5. Make sure the word "TOP" is on the top before installing the resistor. Install revised resistor into the dash panel by pushing it into opening until it snaps into place.

6. Visually inspect the front blower motor resistor connector and wiring for corrosion and/or damage. If corrosion or damage exists, cut the front blower motor resistor wiring and connector from the harness so all damaged portions are removed. Stagger the cuts so the wires are different lengths.

7. Use the procedure outlined on page 8W-01-7 of the 1997 Town & Country, Caravan and Voyager service manual (Publication No 81-370-7105) to splice wiring pigtail, p/n 05003316AA, to the harness.

8. Connect the blower motor resistor pigtail wiring to the resistor and verify proper blower motor operation.

9. Attach the A/C line bracket to the strut tower.

10. Secure the front blower motor resistor wiring with a tie strap to keep the wiring clear of any moving components.


POLICY: Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.


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07-31-2007, 11:29 AM
Post: #5
RE: Blower Motor Stoped
What the dealer may not tell you is the reason for the resistor failure is water overflowing from the cowl area when the drain hoses clog.

They also don't mention packing the connector cavity with silicone grease to prevent future problems.

Do yourself a favor and take the extra minutes to remove the cowl / wiper motor and you will have clear access to see everything necessary.

BTW, I asked specifically about a repair harness / pig tail just a few weeks ago and they said nothing was available so I made my own.

The resistor was under $20.

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09-10-2009, 07:47 PM
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Big Grin RE: Blower Motor Stoped
CaryJoeYork Wrote:Yep,
Sounds like a resistor or switch. Here are a couple of pictures showing the location of the resistor so you can test with a test light.
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09-10-2009, 07:52 PM
Post: #7
RE: Blower Motor Stoped
CaryJoeYork thanks for the pictures. I am so glad that I found your post else I would have replaced the switch. Besides for difficulty getting the resiter and harness seperated it was an easy fix for 16 bucks at Auto Value. Thanks for making me look like genius to my wife.
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09-10-2009, 07:56 PM
Post: #8
RE: Blower Motor Stoped
CaryJoeYork thanks for the pictures. I am so glad that I found your post else I would have replaced the switch. Besides for difficulty getting the resiter and harness seperated it was an easy fix for 16 bucks at Auto Value. Thanks for making me look like genius to my wife. My fan would only work on Hi. Now it works at al speeds Thanks again
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09-11-2009, 12:00 AM
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RE: Blower Motor Stoped
We're getting a lot of mileage on this thread that's over 2 years old and 1500 views!

Must be a common problem, eh?
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12-29-2009, 03:37 PM
Post: #10
RE: Blower Motor Stoped
Rupe Wrote:We're getting a lot of mileage on this thread that's over 2 years old and 1500 views!

Must be a common problem, eh?

I just had this same problem and followed the instructions on this thread. Googled searched for part..cost plus shipping = $13. The wire harness was damaged some and one of the tabs was broke off in the harness. I was able to pull the tab out...spray contact cleaner on the harness, reinstalled and problem solved. Took about 30 minutes. Thank you!!!
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