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On 1997 Olds achiva my heater fan works some time I straight wired it to the bat and it run for about half an hour and died let it cool off and started again how to take out the fan

I checked with the dealer for resistor and was told no must have a short in the wire Ialso changed the relays no differnace

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Clean all the electric connections and check the blower motor and connectons

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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SOURCE: 1992 cutlass ciera ac/heater blower

I can elaborate on this also. I have a 1992 Oldsmobile Ciera with 157k miles.

The blower motor had been losing it's bearings for a while and really lost them about a week ago. I bought a new blower motor; installed it (which can be done by loosening the power steering assembly by removing a couple lower bolts underneath the power steering resevoir. One is a "double hex bolt" which a nut, then 3 ground wires, then another hex head which will remove this bolt.) Also you need to remove a stabilizer bar the is connecting between the p/s pump and the rear cylinder head. Removing these bolts should allow the power steering assembly to be moved toward the front of the car, giving enough clearance to remove the blower motor.

We installed the new blower motor, tested it, it worked, but the relay started clicking like crazy. It was the second relay from the left on my car; you can tell which one is for the blower motor by lookign at the color of the wire going into the blower motor and looking beneath the relay panel for the same colored wire (on my car it was purple).

We put it all back together, went to test it again and it wasnt working. We then went and bought a new relay, which restored the blower to working condition. 2 minutes after we left again, it blew the relay. We then exchanged the obviously faulty blower motor, and purchased a new relay, and the car was restored to 100% functional.


In this person's case, it sounds like they just need a relay, but I just wanted to elaborate to help get this information more readily available. I feel like it would have helped me if I had it before I tried this repair. (which we got down to about a 15 minute job after the 3 times we had to do it)

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: 1998 olds 88 heater blower motor

to answer your question , yes there is a relay ,, it is located on the center rear of the engine compartment , just below the maxi fuse block , you should see a few relays all screwed on a block together . according to picture its the one closest to the passenger side of the car , but i wouldn't count on that . this may help indentify it , it has 4 wires , 1 is yellow ,1 is tan , 1 is light blue and 1 is dark blue . just answering your question . hope ya FIX it . please vote fix ya if you find my info to your liking , thanks .

Posted on Jan 08, 2009

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SOURCE: The heater fan won't work in my 2000 Oldsmobiel

here's a link for view & instructions on troubleshoot & where resistor is.
http://www.autozone.com/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c15280217dd0

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SOURCE: 2002 olsmobile alero w/ 3.4 litre engine overheating

replace thermostat . before putting in a new one.remove both hoses on radiator .flush out radiator then your block where thermostat go .remove the hose to water pump. use garden hose .dont turn it on too high. just enough to get the rust and gunk out of block.flush at the top where thermostat go.watch the water . from your water pump. it look dirty .keep flushing until you see clear water and a good flow not a tiny flow .make sure your water is too high. also change coolant sensor. this should help i had the same problem.

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Olds Alero. Cooling/Heating fan stopped

The blower is on the right hand side under the dash. You are right in thinking the blower resistor is the problem. The resistor is in the heater box behind the blower. Only 2 bolts hold it in but the back one can be a challenge to remove. The bolt is 5.5 mm.

Check for power and ground with a test light at the resistor connector. You should have power on the colored wires in the various switch positions. The black one is ground.

Posted on Aug 10, 2009

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