Within the last week, I started having trouble with the air circulation fan in the passenger compartment of my 2002 Cabrio.
The fan switch is a five position switch - 0 (off) through 4 (full on). On positions 1 - 3 (low to medium fan power), the fan is not on, no air is circulating, but the AC light on the dash is lit. On position 4, the fan is full on (full-blast), but the AC light is off, so the AC doesn't work.
Is it a fuse, the fan motor.... before I go off to have it repaired, any ideas?
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Re: 2002 Cabrio Fan/AC Not Working
After a detailed research on the similar issue the conclusion drawn is to check the fan motor. it might be on the inside of the car on the passenger side under the dash or under the hood passenger side on he firewall
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The motor ,or the fan selector switch,and connector most likely are the problem,check the fan,it could be at fault,or the switch,and connector,as for the floorboard being wet,it is most likely the drain for the evaporator is stopped up,look directly below where the ac lines go in the firewall(in the car from under the hood)the drain will be there,blow it out with air pressure,like a air tank,and blow gun.Water will pour out like a water fall if you get it clear.If this was helpful,please rate,and thank you.
Need to check following items:
pressure switches (for B+)
fan and fan relay
passenger compartment sensor's
evaporator, condenser and accumulator for leaks or frosting
Hmm, a problem that I have not encountered before. My best guess is that some component within the heater setup is getting overheated and then it shuts off to avoid further damage. If the heater runs each time you start the car and then turns off during your travels, then this might be the case.
Secondly, there are circuit breakers located in the fuse box. These are silver and are about twice the size of a standard fuse. Unlike a standard fuse that blows once and is done, circuit breakers get hot and "trip". After they cool down the connection is made again. Look to see if a circuit breaker (sometimes labeled CB) is in the fuse box and serves the heater. You may want to get a new one.
replace the ac blower fan, located under the compartment. I bought mine for $40 at ebay and its brand new. You will have to remove the moulding under the passenger front door and the compartment cover to get to the fan.
The air conditioner compressor is driven via belt by the engine; if the engine is off, the compressor is off = no AC.
You didn't mention which fan is still running but I'll assume it is the one underthe hood, not the one that circulates passenger compartment air.
What is running is the electric fan that assists with cooling of the heat exchanger of the AC system.
You probably have a thermal switch or relay that is not releasing.
Locate the relay/fuse box and check if there is a chart of the relays and fuses to locate the one that isn't releasing and try swapping two relays with the same part number on them to check relay function.
the a/c condenser has a fan in front ( there is actually 2 fans if you sit on the car it will be fan on right side ) if this fan does not
come on immediately when you are parked and engine in idle
there is a problem with power to it, or motor failure. If you drive it
on the highway and a/c operates fine that's because air is circulating though condenser (thats what the fan is supposed to do at idle or slow traffic)
It is under the glove compartment - get down there and look up and you will see a round thing. The fan may be good, it could be a relay (at least it was in my 94 maxima).
Relays are the big blue things to the right of the fuse (by passenger door - not under hood). You will have to remove a body panel to get them (a few screws). Not sure which one it the fan, but over the years my cruise control failed (see my post under 1994 maxima under gummydmilo - was a typo). My instrument panel failed. And the fan so I ended up replacing all the relays.
If you remove the fan, you can hook it up to 12 volts (the car battery), if and see if it spins - just be careful.