Blower motor

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  1. Scott Cassidy

    Scott Cassidy New Member

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    Hi,
    I am a new member. I own a 1979 Camero base model, that I have had for 17 years. The blower motor is on it's way out. Just wondering how to replace it. Do I need to take off the passenger inner fender or wheel well?
    Scott
     
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    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Don't know about a non a/c car but it needs to come off if you have a/c. Just had my inner fender off a couple weeks ago to replace the heater core, tons of fun. I've heard of people cutting a large hole in the well, but I don't think you want to do that.

    BTW, welcome to NastyZ.
     
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    Scott Cassidy New Member

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    Ok thanks. The car does have AC.
     
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    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    You don't have to completely remove the inner wheel well but you do need to remove all of the bolts up to where the lower fender extension attaches. Meaning... You don't have to mess with the battery or battery tray area. :D

    Once it's loose, pull the fender well down and hold it with a tarp strap or two.
    (Wheel off, car on jack stands.)

    You can make room that way to get your arm into the cavity where the blower motor hides. If you pull it down far enough, you can even get the motor/fan assembly out and the new one back in again!
    You may lose a little skin on your arms.

    I've changed blower motors two or three times this way over the years.

    Good luck
     
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  5. Scott Cassidy

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    Thank you
     
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    gpm6367 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    So I don’t have to touch battery?
     
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    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I’ve never had to remove the battery to swap a blower motor.

    Once all of the fender well bolts are removed around the wheel opening, fender and frame, it will flex down far enough to gain access.

    Might be a little tight if you have “Popeye” arms. ;)
     
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    Thanks. Sounds like a pain. Maybe I should get a new blower motor...don't want to do this again.
     

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