Question about 2002 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

My heater blower stopped working on my 2002 Malibu. For awhile it worked only on a couple of speeds, then stopped working entirely. I replaced the blower resistor and this fixed the problem for about a week, then the blower stopped working again. I replaced the relay and the fuse, with no result. Recently, I noticed that the blower sometimes starts working for awhile when I slam the driver's side door hard, but it eventually stops working again. It works on all speeds when this happens. What do you think is going on here, and what can I do to fix it?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    Greetings! Thanks for your info on replacing the blower motor in 2002 Malibu. Mine blower is only working in fan speeds 1, 4 & 5. My garage checked last week and says needs new blower motor and new resistor block. Can you suggest where I look to buy a new blower motor that is reliable? Thanks!!!! Daniel in Potomac, MD

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    losing power to wipers.power windows, power lock,heater blower and intiror ligts get dim,dont happen all the time,slammed hood an started working again

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 20 Answers

Hello,

The blower motor, as you have probably seen, is under the dash on the passengers side. While in Park with the parking brake applied:

Turn the Key On with fan blower set to High. Locate the blower motor and wiggle the electrical connector. If this brings the blower motor to life, a new blower motor is needed. This, if applicable, is a common failure that matches your symptoms. The new blower is simple to replace, although it is never fun working under the dash.

If you have a 12 volt test light or DVOM (multimeter) you can check for power at the electrical connector. You should have battery voltage (12+) with the blower set on high. Always use a known good ground when testing for power. If you have power (key on, set to high) and no blower operation the blower motor needs replacing.

The resistor you replaced is a very common failure on these.

Give me an update.

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Heater blower went out


Normally when the blower motor goes out it has trouble a few days before and cuts in and out so I would check fuses first but I may be wrong and if the fuses are fine the I would change the motor

Jan 22, 2013 | 2001 Honda Passport

1 Answer

2002 malibu blower motor resister


Faulty heater blend door actuator.

Jan 09, 2012 | 2002 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

The fan on my heater/ac stop working on settings 1-4 for awhile it worked on #5 but has now stopped altogether


The blower resistor has gone out but if blower is no longer working on speed 5 then either the blower motor is bad as well or the pigtail connector to the motor are bad. Check the plugs to the resistor and to the blower motor for insulation damage discolored or melted wiring.

Oct 10, 2010 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

1 Answer

2003 chev malibu blower fan not working in position #1,#2 ,#3.Works fine on #4,#5 Help please


its the heater fan resistor thats causing it. it has coils for different fan speeds, if a coil burns out or breaks. then you will loose that fan speed. to replace resistor, remove glove box to give ya more room so you dont have to stand on your head!! remove insulating panel under glove box. loosen and slide ecm to the side. now you can see heater blower fan, resistor is beside it, just remove wires , take out the hold down screws. and thats it!

Jul 26, 2010 | 2002 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

2001 Jeep Wrangler heater blower stopped working


Yes I would go with the switch, BUT, does it have a resistor bank? That is, how does it reduce the speed? Many systems use resistors to lower the speed. Burnt or bad connections can cause this as well.
You can test the blower motor by connecting direct power from a source like the cigarette lighter if you are handy.
Most of the time the lower speeds konk out but the high speed continues to work this is the resistor bank that goes out.

Mar 25, 2010 | 2001 Jeep Wrangler

1 Answer

On my santa fe the heater wont turn on. I have


It could be your blower switch, but more than likely it's a resistor that is usually a part of the blower assembly, and it operates the speeds. Doesn't cost much but can be tricky installing. If you had one or two speeds not working, initially, eventually all may stop. If fan stopped working and all speeds had been operating, then you may have a bad wire or blower motor. Also, check your manual for fuses, as there may be a compartment inside the vehicle as well as one under the hood.

Dec 27, 2009 | 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

1 Answer

The blower fan speed control stopped working


usually a bad blower resistor is at fault...

Feb 05, 2009 | 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix

1 Answer

HEATER DOESN'T WORK ON A 2002 SUPER CREW CAB


does motor run on only one speed? if so replace the blower resistor.
if it just quit , check for power at the blower motor, if u go power then replace the blower motor

Dec 12, 2008 | 2001 Ford F150 Styleside SuperCrew

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Chevrolet Malibu Logo

1,440 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

71856 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22082 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7036 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...