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I have a 2001 chevy cavalier and the blower only works in speed 3 and 4 but not 1 and 2 what could it be

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Sounds like the blower resistor pack. It is usually located near the blower motor as it gets hot and needs the airflow to cool itself.It has three resistors that the switch controls to adjust the speed. Find it and change it and I bet that will be the end of your problem. Good luck.

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