Subaru Blower Motor Problems? (Question)

Subaru has determined that the root cause is water intrusion into the blower motor which causes it to rust and draw too much current. The excessive current draw may blow the blower motor fuse and damage the blower motor resistor. If you just replace the fuse or blower motor resistor, the problem will reoccur.

What are the signs of a bad blower motor?

What Are Signs Your Blower Motor Needs to Be Replaced?

  • Poor or Airflow from Air Vents. This will be the first and most obvious sign your blower motor has a problem.
  • No Airflow At All From Vents.
  • Skyrocketing Energy Bills.
  • Strange Noises When You Turn on the Heat.
  • Overheating Blower / Weird Smells.

What are the signs of a bad blower motor resistor?

Usually a bad or failing blower motor resistor will produce a few symptoms that can alert the driver of a potential issue.

  • Blower motor stuck on one speed.
  • Blower motor does not work on certain settings.
  • No air from the vehicle’s vents.

What happens if your blower motor is bad?

If the HVAC system starts to overheat, you will smell something burning. Some systems will shut down right away when this happens. If the blower motor starts drawing too many AMPS, then typically the wiring will fail and the breaker may trip indicating there is a problem and a professional should be consulted.

Can you drive with a bad blower motor?

A bad heater blower motor will not affect the safety of your car, with the possible exception of you not being able to clear the windshield of snow, ice, or condensation if the defrosters don’t work. But you won’t be comfortable inside your car, especially during the cold of winter and the heat of summer.

Why does my blower motor work sometimes?

When a blower resistor fails, the highest fan speed usually is the only one that still works because it essentially bypasses the resistor and receives the maximum amount of voltage. When the resistor is working, it reduces the amount of voltage going to the lower fan speeds so the fan runs slower.

How much does it cost to replace a blower motor?

Replacing a blower motor costs $450 on average with a typical range of $250 to $800. With a warranty, you might pay as little as $150 for labor alone. For high-end models, like those with large motors or access issues, you might pay as much as $2,000.

How often do blower motors go out?

Even though the manufacturer states their blower motor will last two decades, we advise all clients to expect a 10-20-year life span due to age, use, and proactive maintenance.

Can you fix a blower motor?

There are a number of things that can go wrong with your heating system, but if the air stops blowing altogether and the same is true on cold air settings, a blower motor replacement is likely in order. The good news is that it’s a fairly straight forward repair.

How long does it take to replace a blower motor in a car?

This is around a 4 hour job by an experienced Tech. At home, by a Novice with decent skills, about 5 hours plus!

How long does it take to replace a blower motor?

It takes between 45 to 90 minutes for a HVAC specialist to: replace the blower motor, adjust it, clean the fan, test it and assemble the furnace back together.

Subaru Blower Motor Problems

In order to solve Subaru blower motor problems on the cars mentioned below, Subaru has issued service bulletin 10-96-19. If the car is equipped with automatic air conditioning, the blower fan may not function at all. In automobiles equipped with manual air conditioning, the blower motor only operates at its maximum speed. It is possible that you may need to replace the blower motor resistor or the blower motor control as a result of this. That will just address the symptom and not the underlying problem.

The increased current draw might cause the blower motor fuse to blow and the blower motor resistor to be damaged.

As a result, Subaru has released an upgraded blower motor to address the issue.

With the introduction of these VINs, the new blower motors were introduced into the production versions.

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Updated Subaru blower motor

The following revised part numbers should be used to replace the blower motor and cabin air filter: Models equipped with an automatic air conditioning blower motor (72210FJ033) Models equipped with a manual air conditioning blower motor (72210FJ043) Cabin air filter is included with both versions. 72880FJ000, 2020, 72880FJ000 Rick Muscoplat is a professional musician. Rick Muscoplat posted a blog entry on

Blower motor not working on any speed – successful repair

Greetings to everyone. First and foremost, I’d want to express my gratitude to everyone who contributes to these boards. The information in multiple prior discussions enabled me to search through this forum, diagnose my problem, and finish the fix. A problem occurred when the blower fan on our 2011 Subaru Legacy stopped operating and would not operate at any speed. The following steps were taken: 1. The cabin air filter was checked and changed. Nothing could prevent the fan from spinning despite the grime.

  1. Visually inspected the fuses for the blower fan, the air conditioner, and the cigarette lighter to ensure they were all in good working order.
  2. 3.
  3. I connected it to the car battery using test leads, and the fan began to run almost immediately.
  4. I checked the resistance on the blower motor.
  5. Although the continuity test using a multimeter looked to be successful, I decided to replace it anyhow.
  6. (The problem is not with the blower motor resistor.) 5.
  7. Everything looked to be in working order.

Using a test light and a multimeter, I verified that the blower motor resistor and the blower motor connections were both receiving power.

(The blower motor is not getting enough power!) Upon closer investigation, I discovered that I could hear a relay beneath the glove box switching on and off when I turned the fan speed dial to the left.

My first idea was to inspect the control switch, thinking that possibly the connection was loose.

I removed the side panel on the passenger side of the vehicle in order to have better access to the relay, but I did not remove the relay itself.

I’ve included pictures below that illustrate where each of the six clips can be found in case that’s of use to anyone.

As soon as I removed the two screws that held the control switch in place, disconnected the smaller connector that controlled hazard lights and vent selection, and gently pulled the control switch out (it is held in place by two remaining clips near the bottom), I discovered melted plastic around the connection for the fan speed selector.

(There is a problem with the heating control switch!) While a replacement switch from a Subaru dealer costs more than $300, I was able to acquire a replacement for $75 at a respectable scrap yard.

The fan began right up and functioned at all speeds when I installed the ‘new’ control switch today.

A little amount of heat damage was caused by the burned out control switch connection. Once again, thank you to everyone who contributes to and comments on threads. This is an excellent forum for searching for and learning about do-it-yourself fixes!

HVAC Blower Fan Inoperative – 2012-2018 Subaru

NHTSAID Identification Number: 10169881 The Manufacturer’s Communication Number is 10-96-19. SummaryThis bulletin indicates the availability of a newHVACblower motor unit assemblies that have been created to address isolated concerns about the blower motor becoming inoperative during operation of the system. If this problem happens on vehicles equipped with automatic air conditioning, the blower fan may become completely inoperative. If this problem arises on models equipped with manual air conditioning, the blower fan may only run at high speed.

It is possible that the blower motor will require more electrical current to function as time goes on.

In order to solve this issue, more packing has been added to the blower unit case in order to increase sealing, and a new style cabinair filter has been developed, which also contributes to improved sealing.


SUBARU WRX 2015-2018

NUMBER:10-96-19 DATE:12/13/19 INTRODUCTION: A new HVAC blower motor unit assembly is now available, as announced in this bulletin. This assembly was created to address localized concerns about the blower motor being inoperative. If this problem happens on vehicles equipped with automatic air conditioning, the blower fan may become completely inoperative. If this problem arises on models equipped with manual air conditioning, the blower fan may only run at high speed. The underlying cause of these issues is water penetration into the blower motor, which results in the formation of rust and corrosion.

Depending on the circumstances, the higher current demand may cause the corresponding fuse and/or the blower resistor to blow out.

CHANGE IN PRODUCTION INFORMATION:As shown in the table below, the enhanced blower motor units were introduced into production after being tested.

Description Part Number Note
72210FJ043 Models w/ MANUAL A/C
CABINAIR FILTER** 72880FJ000 For use with new blower units

Remember to order the most up-to-date replacement components depending on the unique VIN number of the vehicle that is being repaired. ** It is important to note that the new filter, p.n.72880FJ000, can be used in lieu of the previous filter, p.n.72880FG000, but not the other way around. INFORMATION ABOUT THE SERVICE PROCEDURE: REMINDER: The first step in ensuring customer happiness and retention is to provide high-quality repairs. The servicing methods for replacing the blower motor unit have not changed since their inception.

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It is essential to follow the Service Manual methods exactly as they are written in order to make an efficient repair the first time and every time.

NOTES:Because the removal of the ECM is needed per the Service Manual protocol, a battery disconnect is required.

WARRANTY / CLAIM INFORMATION:For cars that are still within the Basic New Car Limited Warranty term or that are protected by an active SubaruAdded Security Classic or Gold plan, this repair can be filed using the claim information shown below: Warranty / Claim Information:

Labor Description LaborOperation LaborTime FailCode
Blower Housing R R B725-001 0.7 YDB-35


  • As previously released material and electronic publications may be modified at any moment, SOA strongly discourages the printing of service information and/or its local storage on a computer or other device. When a car is in for service, it is always a good idea to check for any open recalls or campaigns. Always check the Service Information System (STIS) for the most up-to-date service information before undertaking any repairs.

ASN: 1096-19 DATE: Wednesday, December 13th, 2019 No. 1 is the most important. Youxmoto Blower Motor Assembly with Fan Cage for HVAC Systems Fits Subaru Forester 2000-2013 (TYC 700206), 2008-2011 (TYC 700206). The Subaru Impreza takes the place of the 72240FC010 and 72223SA030.

  • Vehicles in which the heater blower motor is compatible include the Subaru Forester (2000-2013), Subaru Impreza (2008-2011), and Subaru WRX (2012-2014). 72240FC010 700206
  • 72240FC010 700206
  • 72 The inside blower has the following effect: TheHVACblower motor propels air through yourHVACsystem. Air moving through your A/C evaporator or heater core distributes chilled or heated air to your vents, depending on your preference. The advantage of the motor is that the wind power is powerful and there is no noise. Adopting cutting-edge technology and high-quality manufacturing equipment to develop goods that are more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient
  • The motor is equipped with permanently lubricated self-aligning bearings that have a long design life and provide dependable performance. This high-quality blower motor is a new aftermarket replacement item that has been manufactured under the most severe quality control conditions. 1 Year WarrantyEvery Blower Motor must be thoroughly inspected and tested before being sent
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  • No. 5A-Premium Heater Blower Motor with Fan Cage Compatible with Subaru Legacy 1995-2004 Impreza Outback Baja 1995-2004 Impreza Outback Baja Nissan Maxima Infiniti I35 is a midsize luxury sedan.

Heater Blower Motor with Fan Cage for Chrysler Sebring Dodge Ram 1500 2500 3500 Ford Jeep Lincoln Honda Acura Subaru Jaguar Honda Acura Subaru Lincoln Front Side

  • The following vehicles are compatible with this part: Buick Lucerne 2006-2011, Cadillac DTS 2006-2011, Sebring 2007, 2010-2017, Ford Edge 2007-2017, Fusion 2013-2017, Jeep Compass/Patriot 2007-2017
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  • The connector is two pins (please examine the product photographs before purchase to prevent purchasing a faulty item)

10700202 HVAC AC Fan Blower Motor for Honda Odyssey (2005-2010) | 2004-2005 (Best Seller). Heater Blower for Toyota RAV4 part numbers: 87103-42060, 79220-SHJ-A01, 79220-SHJ-A02, PM9314.

  • 87103-42060, 700202, 79220-SHJ-A01, 79220-SHJ-A02, PM9314
  • 87103-42060, 700202, 79220-SHJ-A01, PM9314
  • 87103-42060, SubaruLegacy/2005-2009 It has the following advantages: it is quieter, more energy-efficient, and more durable than a gasoline engine
  • It produces high wind power and produces no noise. The Replacement AC Blower Motor With Fan is responsible for creating the air that is distributed via the vents of your vehicle’s air conditioning and heating system. The bearings are permanently lubricated and self-aligning, resulting in a long design life and dependable performance. It is possible that your blower motor is malfunctioning if your air conditioner or heater does not produce or circulate any heated or cooled air. 1 Year Warranty: Every Blower Motor Resistor must be inspected and tested multiple times before being shipped
  • If you have any problems with our this Blower Motor Resistor, please contact us in the first time and we will respond it as soon as possible.

Honda Odyssey (2005-2011): 87103-42060; Replacement Part Numbers: 700202; 79220-SHJ-A01; 79220-SHJ-A02; PM9314; FITMENT: Honda Odyssey (2005-2011): 87103-42060; Replacement Part Numbers: 700202; 79220-SHJ-A01; 79220-SHJ-A02; 87103-42060; 87103-42060; PM9314; SubaruLegacy/2005-2009 It has the following advantages: it is quieter, more energy-efficient, and more durable than a gasoline engine. It also produces less noise. The Replacement AC Blower Motor With Fan is responsible for creating the air that is distributed via the vents of your vehicle’s air conditioning and heating system.

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Blower Not working

I’ve returned the item I purchased, and I apologize for not taking any measurements of it while it was in the car. All that has been changed is the fuse in my original power transistor, which is now operating fine. As a result, the terminal values I provided before that appeared suspect were, in fact, suspect. The following is a note: When I replaced the original slimmer thermal fuse with a replacement (purchased from Jaycar for $3.50) that was slightly larger and metal, the tab or clip that pushes or holds the fuse into the thermal compound and heatsink was touching the fuse (which is what a clip should do, after all), which caused the fan to run at full speed all of the time.

Because the legs are fairly firm, it will maintain contact with the heatsink.

It is just necessary to remove the bottom trim (above your feet) in the passenger footwell and unscrew the resistor from below the blower for those who have not yet located their resistor. I’m delighted to address any queries you may have.

(’14-’18) – 2015 – AC problems – Blower not.

This post is quite useful when it comes to learning how to inspect an automobile fuse. But I don’t believe it is a fuse, so you should double-check. I believe one of the temperature sensors used by the computer is malfunctioning or has a faulty connection. At the very least, that’s where I’d start looking. Do you think the temperature displayed on the dash is reasonable? That’s the one on the outside. There’s another sensor someplace in the cabin, but I can’t find it. The computer essentially measures the difference and, using an algorithm, determines whether or not the air conditioner should be turned on, what fan speed should be used to achieve the quickest cooling, and so on.

  • If one makes a significant mistake, the AC would behave in bizarre ways, such as the ones you’ve described.
  • To make an educated estimate, it’s most likely around the evaporator beneath the dash.
  • For example, I would think that a smart air conditioning controller would be able to detect when the system is not sufficiently charged and would refuse to switch on the system.
  • That notice might very well be Subaru-specific, necessitating the use of a scan instrument that the majority of people do not have.
  • Given that you had to inquire about how to check a fuse, I’m thinking this isn’t something you’re very skilled at, am I correct?
  • I don’t want to be the one who leads you into a dark alley with a dull butter knife.
  • This will necessitate the use of some on-site expertise.
  • If this turns out to be a simple contact issue with a switch, wouldn’t that be wonderful?

Cabin Blower motor not working at all?

Looking for sources of power is a simple method to track down an issue. Check for electricity to the blower motor while the air conditioning system is running; if power is getting to the motor but it is not spinning, the blower motor is faulty. If there is no electricity to the blower motor, this is what will happen. Examine the voltage across the blower motor resistor. It is possible that your blower motor resistor is faulty if electricity is being supplied to it but the blower motor is not spinning as a result.

  1. Check that the blower motor relay is receiving electricity.
  2. The blower motor fuses should be checked if there is no power to the blower motor relay in your system.
  3. Intermittent issues will be caused by a relay that has failed completely.
  4. If your car is anything like mine, it will be located on the left side, next to the fender, on the inside.
  5. The relay will be mounted on a bracket; I just took it off the bracket to make it simpler to reach because it is a tight fit in there to begin with.
  6. For whatever reason, in my experience, the relays are less expensive at the dealership than they are in the parts retailers.
  7. In order to avoid blowing your blower motor fuses, check your blower motor resistor, blower motor relay, and blower motor fuses.

(I blew mine after crossing some 12v wires with the blower relay wires while using my test light.) Do the tests, come to a decision, and submit your findings here so that we may assist you further if necessary.

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Blower motor, resistor: how it works, symptoms, problems, testing

The most recent update was on August 1, 2021. In automobiles, a blower motor is a type of motor that drives the fan in the vehicle’s heating and air conditioning system. It is usually found inside the dash, on the opposite side of the steering wheel, or inside the engine compartment, on the firewall, depending on the vehicle. It is the blower motor resistor, also known as the blower motor control module, that is in charge of controlling the blower motor’s rotational speed. What exactly is the distinction?

It is used in automobiles if the blower motor has just four or five fixed speeds, as seen on the left side of this picture.

As seen in the photograph, an electronic blower motor control module is installed in cars equipped with an automated temperature control system and vehicles in which the blower speed may be changed gradually.

This is done in order to allow air to circulate around the resistor or control module, allowing it to cool down. Occasionally, in earlier vehicles, a blower motor resistor was mounted on the firewall, with access provided from underneath the hood.

Blower motor resistor / control module problems

In many automobiles, problems with the blower motor resistor are prevalent. Generally speaking, the most typical sign of a failed blower motor resistor is that the heater fan only operates at the maximum speed level (4 or 5) and does not operate at lower speed settings. In some automobiles, a faulty blower motor resistor can cause the heater fan to stop functioning altogether in rare instances. The majority of the time, a blower motor resistor fails as a result of corrosion or overheating. Mechanical resistance to motor rotation can occasionally result in an excessive electric current flowing through the motor, causing it to overheat and prematurely destroy the blower motor resistor.

Problems with a blower motor control module are less common, but they occur for the same reasons: corrosion or overheating when the motor is blocked or shorted, for example.

Occasionally, a faulty blower control module or processor can cause the blower motor to continue operating even after the ignition is turned off in some vehicles (e.g., older General Motors trucks).

How is the blower motor resistor diagnosed?

The rust in this Ford blower motor resistor has caused it to fail. Diagnostic procedures differ from one another. A visual check of the resistor will frequently uncover the source of the problem. Examples include the failure of the blower motor resistor in a Ford Escape due to corrosion, as shown in this photograph of the vehicle. The resistance between the resistor’s terminals must be tested and compared to the manufacturer’s requirements if there is no visible damage to the resistor. If the resistance is not within specifications, the resistor will need to be changed.

  • According to the service handbook, the resistance should be between 4-5 ohms.
  • In our scenario, the ohmmeter indicates that the resistor has failed, which signifies that the resistor has failed.
  • This indicates that after replacing the blower motor resistor, you should check to see if the blower motor is running smoothly and without making any noise.
  • This was a prevalent problem in earlier Chrysler and Dodge minivans, for example.
  • When a blower motor is worn out, it might make a loud screeching noise occasionally while operating, which is one of the signs of the problem.

How to test the blower motor?

If the blower motor does not function at all, the blower motor itself must be inspected first to determine the cause of the problem. Most of the time, this is accomplished by monitoring the voltage at the blower motor connector when the blower is switched on. There should be a voltage present at the motor (at least 4-6 Volts at low speed and 12 Volts at high speed), but the motor should not be running because it is defective or stuck. Checking the voltage at the blower motor is a good idea. It is a defective motor if there is voltage at the motor (at least 4-6 Volts at low speed and 12 Volts at high speed), yet it does not operate while there is voltage present.

  1. This occurs often in a large number of automobiles.
  2. This includes testing the circuit starting at the fuse.
  3. A faulty blower motor will necessitate the replacement of the unit.
  4. This is a relatively simple task in many automobiles; the blower motor is placed under the glove box and is held in place by three to four screws.

If you want a proper diagnostic method, we have provided various links to websites where you may obtain a service manual for your vehicle for a small membership charge. Check out this article by scrolling down the page.

How is the blower motor control module tested?

A scan tool, which is used by mechanics at dealerships, may be used to diagnose the HVAC system. If you do not have access to a scan tool, many automobiles with automated climate control systems have a self-testing or diagnostic mode that you may use instead. Typically, it may be initiated by pressing and holding various buttons at the same time. According to the service handbook for the 2009 Honda Accord, the following is how the process should be performed: Set the ignition to the ‘ON’ position.

  1. Once in the self-diagnostic mode, the system will display a fault code on the display if there is a problem.
  2. The testing technique for each code is described in detail in the service manual.
  3. Another method is to check the voltage at the blower motor, the blower motor control module, and other sections of the circuit in accordance with the service instructions for the particular model.
  4. Honda power transistor is being tested (blower motor control module).
  5. The power transistor has four wires: two come from the temperature control system control unit, one is for ground, and one is for the negative terminal of the blower motor.
  6. The service handbook recommends checking the voltage at the blower motor first, and if that is not satisfactory, checking the voltage at the power transistor and so on.
  7. According to Honda advisory 03-048, a fault with the blower motor for the rear HVAC system in the 2003 Pilot was characterized as not working at all speeds when the vehicle was started.
  8. BMW refers to the blower motor control module as a Final Stage Unit, and it is likewise a component that is prone to failure.
  9. More information may be found in the followingYouTube videos.
  10. This condition, which occurs in cold weather, is described in detail in General Motors bulletin 06-01-39-002C.

According to the notice, the blower motor control module should be replaced. It is referred to as the Linear Power Module by General Motors (LPM). More information may be found in the followingYouTube videos.

Repair options

Your neighborhood mechanic or any small repair business should be able to determine the source of the malfunction. Of course, scheduling an appointment with your dealer is the most expedient option. A large number of dealers have the component in stock. The cost of replacing the blower motor resistor or control module is not prohibitively high. A coworker of ours, for example, had an issue with his 2011 Ford Escape, which had a fan that only operated at speed 4. In the end, he spent $50 for the diagnosis and $112 for the resistor replacement at a local Ford shop.

  • The blower motor resistor is found on top of the HVAC unit, behind the glove box, in the Ford Escape / Mazda Tribute from 2008 to 2011 model years.
  • It’s kept in place by two screws and is simple to swap out.
  • The blower motor resistor is likewise positioned beneath the glove box in the Ford F150, however it is mounted on the right side of the plastic air duct in the model years 2008 to 2011.
  • It was written by the author of this site on his experience changing the blower motor resistor in a Jeep Liberty.
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How the blower motor resistor works

Diagram of a typical blower resistor This figure illustrates the connection of the blower motor resistor in a common automobile. In this vehicle, the resistor is bypassed when the fan speed is set to the maximum ‘4’ level, and the blower motor is driven directly by the fan switch. That is why, in some vehicles, even if the resistor is damaged, the blower motor may continue to operate at the ‘High’ speed setting. The fan switch is set to speed ‘1’ in this figure, and the blower motor current is lowered by three resistors (R2 + R3 + R4) that are connected in series with the fan motor.

In the option ‘2,’ there are two resistors linked in series, however in the setting ‘3,’ there is just one resistor connected in parallel.

When numerous resistors are linked in series, the overall resistance increases and becomes equal to the sum of the individual resistances in each series connection.

I found expert info on Subaru Blower Motor Related Questions Answered?

Do you require an explanation as to why the blower motor on your Legacy has stopped working? Where can you locate the resistance for the blower motor? Typically, automobile owners feel confident in their ability to diagnose or learn more about problems that may arise with the blower motor because repair is also within their realm of knowledge. Additionally, the accurate and precise electrical diagnosis of blower motor difficulties may aid in the replacement of the appropriate parts, therefore saving money and effort by avoiding the need for unneeded expenditures.

With the help of internet experts, this is feasible to achieve. Read on to find out how Subaru users may get their concerns and problems with blower motors resolved by experts in the section below.

What could cause the Subaru Legacy blower motor to quit working?

Prior to diagnosing the problem, it is necessary to test the wiring by leaving the key in the ignition and the blower motor plugged in for several minutes. Make sure the power is present on both wires, and then increase the fan speed to the maximum setting to see if you lose power on the black/yellow wire. If there is no power, it is most likely due to an issue with the blower motor in general. It should be unplugged, and a power wire should be run from the battery to the motor, along with a ground wire, to see if it operates.

It is necessary to replace or repair the blower motor if power can be found on the brown wire while the blower motor is plugged in but there is no voltage on the black or yellow wires.

Where is the blower motor resistor module located on the Subaru Imprezza?

The blower resistor may be found on the passenger side of the Subaru, just below the dash and to the right. It has a four-wire flat connector and two screws, and it may be accessible by removing the glove box or by laying on your back and peering up from beneath the dashboard when the glove box is removed or when the glove box is removed.

How to replace the blower motor on a Subaru Outback Legacy?

To begin, you must first remove the glove box from the vehicle. This is accomplished by removing the two screws that are located at the bottom of the unit. After that, the box should be unlatched so that it may be easily removed. When the glove box is entirely removed, the blower motor becomes exposed, and it may be easily removed by simply removing the screws holding it in place.

Will a defective blower motor cause the blower on the Subaru Outback to work very slowly?

The problem might be with any of the two components: either the resistor or the actual blower motor itself is at fault. To establish which of the two is the problem, turn on the blower at its highest setting and disconnect the blower motor. It is recommended that you test one of the wires in the connector for voltage around 12 volts, and the other wire should be a suitable ground. If both of these tests come up positive, the blower motor is defective. If it does not appear, it is likely that the resistor is faulty.

Why is a burning smell being emitted from the Subaru Forrester heater which has stopped blowing hot air?

If the temperature controls are automated, the problem is most likely caused by a burned blower resistor or a transistor that has failed. Under the right side of the dashboard, next to the blower motor, is where you’ll find this resistor/transistor combination. Circuit testing with a 12-volt test light or voltmeter can be done to determine which component of the circuit is faulty. It is necessary to remove the glove compartment in order to perform the tests. The resistor/transistor may be found above, to the left of the blower motor, on the circuit board.

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Additionally, you can become more aware of the problem and its potential remedies in order to make an informed decision on how to proceed.

Regardless of how large or little the work is, verified Experts can give the support you want. This may be accomplished from the comfort of your own home in a timely and cost-effective fashion. Contact Experts online if you have any further inquiries about the Subaru blower motor.

Subaru blower motor replacement! Making sure it still blows! — Blingstrom

What is that high pitched squeal/chirp coming from the glove box? Everyone enjoys their blazing hot heat and ice cold A/C, but what is that high pitched squeal/chirp coming from the glove box? Or, even worse, why isn’t there any airflow coming out of the vents at all? The hope is that it is not an animal that has made its way inside. The most likely cause of the squealing or chirping noise coming from the glove box is a blower motor bearing that is on its way out of its bearing housing. First and foremost, now is an excellent time to inspect your cabin air filter, as a severely restricted filter can cause damage to the blower motor as well as a reduction in air flow.

We recommend that you check your fuses immediately to ensure that power is being supplied to the blower motor.

Let’s see what it takes to get the blower motor replaced out now that those checks have been performed.

If you would want to clean out your ducts, please see this link for more information.

With the correct equipment, you should be able to store away 15-30 minutes, maybe even less.

The majority of them will have phillips head screws, which means that a phillips head screwdriver will suffice.

To perform this operation as quickly as possible, I utilized my Milwaukee electric ratchet to assist me.

04-07 STi Blower motor assembly (comes complete, unlike the installation below)03-08 Forester with auto temperature control 72223SA020 04-07 STi Blower motor assembly Opening our passenger-side door and moving the seat back will provide us with a little more working space to begin with.

You have the option of removing your glove box if you choose; it is not required, but it will allow you to add a little more light to your work space.

This is often kept in place by a couple of little clips and may be readily removed.

You may turn off the blower motor by unplugging the electrical connection that powers it.

Locate the appropriate tool and use it to remove the three bolts.

Take out the one screw, then lower the air ducting so that you can get to the final bolt with your pliers.

It will come out if you give it an additional hand.

If your model requires it, you may now tighten all of the bolts and replace the recirculation vent, if necessary. After you have secured the electrical connector in its proper position, you are ready to test the unit’s functionality.

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