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I own a 98 Chev S10 4X4 4.3L with A/C and the heater fan is making a squealing noise. I live in a cold climate. Would this be the fan or the belt? I am still getting hot air coming out of the vents its the noise I am worried about. Thank you in advance.

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You live in the cold so you must use the heat more they normal so i would geuss that the baerings in the fan motor are feeling this. There is no belt but the motor isn't that hard to replace. But i would wait until it gets somewhat warmer if you are getting heat now. Most people never change there antifreeze and its the heater core gets pluged up they think it lasts forever it dosn't. You need to remove the plastic houseings to get at the blower motor its from the outside way easyer then removeing the dashboard from the inside. Keep warm it make some noise but it won't explode.

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Sounds like a worn or loose belt, if its under the hood, if its inside the cab, then it would bea worn out bearing in the blower motor.

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