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Grinding noise from Heater and burning smell from 1997 Dodge Cara

When I turn my heater on it make a grindin noise and smells like burning plastic- the blower works but it smells awful. Is my heater shot?? And is it expensive to fix?

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    the car gets over all bad milage also the smell when the heater is on burns eyes and throat

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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 $$.

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