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I am trying to find the easiest way to replace the blower fan motor in a 1996 dodge dakota

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I'm not a expert, not even a mechanic, but I just did that same job yesterday. Disconnect the negative cable remove the lower instrument panel. If you have A/C disconnect the vacuum lines from the air door vacuum actuator(it's like a little spaceship)there is a ligt green & a dark green one. Disconnect the wiring. Take out the 2 screws that hold the cover to the top of the housing. Take out the 5 screws that hold the the housing. Take out the 3 screws that hold the motor to the housing and pull out the motor. Loosen the clip on the fan and pull the fan off(make sure you don't break it). Of course, installation is reverse of removal, good luck! Sounds complicated but pretty easy when you do it.

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