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A/C Blower Motor Removal/ Reinstall

Hi! I have a 97 CL 3.0 with a noisy, squeaking A/C blower motor. A friend said this might be due to leaves and trash in the fan/ intake. What is involved in pulling out the fan motor to clean this out/ and/or inspect and possibly lubricate (or replace?) the blower motor? Thank You! Bruce/"BIGFOOT"

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  • fitterhappie Apr 18, 2009

    Thank you so much!

    I think it's "vegetable" but the transmission wiring harness of this same car was chewed up by mice a few years back.

    I was NOT happy about paying my Dealer approx. $225 for electrical tape and labor, and was a bit embarrassed.

    The Cashier told me, "Oh, you were lucky.

    I am from (Minnesota, South Dakota, somewhere in "You Betcha" land) and I worked at a Land/ Range Rover dealership.

    Mice and rats had invaded some $80K SUV and devoured it all- wiring, leather, carpets.

    A Brand New Rover.

    It was a total loss

    They crushed and melted it.

    As Good as the air intake is on Honda/ Acura, It is under a LOT of Oak trees, I'm pretty sure this is contributing to the problem.

    Thank you so much for the info!

    Enjoy the Drive-


  • fitterhappie Apr 18, 2009


    With your very good instructions, I was able to wrestle this assembly out, it did have leaves in it, but the motor shaft is also hard to turn, so while I have this apart, I'm just going to replace it- It has about 112,000 miles, and almost 13 years in the Florida weather.

    Plus, the brushes in the motor, and the part they ride on looked worn.

    Thanks again, so much!




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If you take a look above the front passenger foot well you will likely get a look at the blower motor. (there might be a hush panel covering it, this will need to be removed first) There will be 3-4 screws securing the motor and one two wire connection.

It is fairly common for debris and even small animals to find their way into the HVAC system of many cars, especially those that sit for extended periods.

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  • Christopher Foulkes Apr 19, 2009

    If the shaft is hard to turn replacing it definitely sounds like the best solution. It was likely on it's way out. Glad I could be of some help.



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