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Heater fan makes a roaring noise, how do I get to the fan for inspection?

The heating and cooling fan seems to be under the glove box section, I can't get to the fan without disassembling covers and whatever. I wanted to try WD-40 but didn't want to blindly spray it's solution to see if roaring will stop.
Is this an easy fix or should I take it to a body shop? I'm above average in tool useage and mechanical aptitude so I'm not afraid to tackle the job. I just want to do it the right way.
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Ray
rayvholstein@yahoo.com

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Chances are that using WD-40 will not do anything except create a big mess to work in. I would say that the blower motor either has a bad bearing in it or the blower fan wheel may be broke. You could try to do this your self but be very careful you have to remove the PCM to remove the blower. There is a possibility that you could damage the PCM if you not sure what you are doing.

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