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Grindin noise on My 97 Dodge Caravan when heat is turned on .

When I turned my Heat on my Heater makes a Grinding noise and smells like burning plastic. It only makes the noise when my heater is on. The blower works but it smells awful. Is it the Heater motor shot??

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Yes,could be something in there rubbing against fan cage.

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the problem could be in the blower wheel or motor, is there a vibration with the blower on and grinding. i rec removing blower motor and inspecting that further. debris could be cought inside it or blower may need replacing. it may not be that bad of a repair $$.

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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