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1/18/09 11:36am - Original Message: 'Fan noise'
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My heater fan is making a high pitched noise. I think it got a leaf or piece of debris in there. It looks like a pretty tight space since this is an A/C car. Is there a trick to getting it out of there?

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1/18/09 12:03pm - Reply: 'Fan noise'
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You'll have to remove the rad overflow bottle, then just wiggle/twist/turn/cuss to get the motor out....but it will come out thru there.

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1/18/09 12:40pm - Reply: 'Fan noise'
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[QUOTE=Adams' Apple] then just wiggle/twist/turn/cuss. [/QUOTE] Shouldn't this be moved to "anything goes"?Rolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20Laughing Ebo made me post this!

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1/18/09 5:20pm - Reply: 'Fan noise'
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Thanks Joel, I appreciate the advice. Larry...that's just wrongOuch
 
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1/18/09 8:12pm - Reply: 'Fan noise'
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I was only quoting Joel......man.............

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1/18/09 8:17pm - Reply: 'Fan noise'
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If you can get the vette up...(on a Hoist or ramps) You can get some access from underneath, up past the starter area
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1/18/09 10:16pm - Reply: 'Fan noise'
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As Joel says, it will come out.
 
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1/19/09 11:30am - Reply: 'Fan noise'
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Got her done!  Didn't even have to cuss although the overflow tank was  a bear to get out. After finally getting it out of the way, the fan was easily removed. I found a piece of paper towel and an old gas receipt in there. After putting it back together, the fan runs very quietly. Thanks to all for your input....you too Larry.

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1/19/09 1:09pm - Reply: 'Fan noise'
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Paper towel and an old gas receipt?!?
Scott, make sure the wire screen(s) for the ends of the wiper trough are there, and in a good position to keep the big stuff out of there. They don't fit that well from the factory, so most of them wind up falling down in that area, and that lets junk get into the fan cage.
Glad ya got it handled, anyway.

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1/19/09 1:29pm - Reply: 'Fan noise'
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Will do Joel. They seemed to be in the correct position but I am going to give it  a second look. I surely don't see how the paper got into the fan.

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1/19/09 11:10pm - Reply: 'Fan noise'
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The screens will flex while you're driving, believe it or not! So, you could get something up in the wiper tray while sitting still, and it could wind up at the bottom of the vent area, and into the blower fan eventually. The screens just don't fit the area very well, and aren't really secured to the fender part anyway, so they just kinda flop around in there...
Another way stuff can get up in there is from the inside of the car. With the A/C on "Max", it closes the vent door(in the kick panel) on the pass. side, but....in any other position, that door is open. Soooo...a piece of paper could get sucked up in there if it got close enough to the vent...

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1/20/09 8:53pm - Reply: 'Fan noise'
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Thanks again Joel. I suspect your latter explanation is the point of origin. All is working well now. I truly appreciate all that you do for us and this site.

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Glad ya got-er-fixed Scott. All I want to know is, how old is the gas reciept, and what was the price per gallon? LOL

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1/21/09 10:36pm - Reply: 'Fan noise'
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Terry, it was not that old...2005. I looked at the date but did not look at the cost. It was from a station upstate and the date corresponded with the Darlington Nascar race. I always drive the Vette to Darlington.


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