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Ac fan motor

What is the procedure for removal of fan I think ihave something in the fan housing that is causin a smell.

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Look underdash right hand side remove 3 cover screws, disconnect electrical power at the motor, remove the cover and take out the 3 blower mounting screws, lower the motor out of the housing, hope this helps, let me know

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