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Oldsmobile Alero AC Blower Inop Due to Failed Resistor

Oldsmobile Alero Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Average Mileage: 153,607 mi (59,855 mi - 970,000 mi)


The HVAC blower motor may stop working at one or more speeds due to a faulty blower motor resistor block. Our technicians recommend to confirm the resistor is at fault by first checking the operation of the switch.

  • Visitor, , 122,000 mi

    only the two highest speeds work

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  • Visitor, , 94,600 mi

    Lower speeds on blower do not work

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  • Visitor, , 89,000 mi

    only top two blower settings work

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    only works on high, if you leave it on anything but off or high you can hear a weird noise every couple seconds like something is trying to work. not fixed yet.

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  • Visitor, , 132,000 mi

    Same..the blower only works on high. Good heat, just can't reduce. My daughter is hard of hearing, and it makes it difficult when she can't turn it down to hear a conversation. Very annoying!

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  • Visitor, , 99,000 mi

    The first two speeds quit working on the blower so I only have the upper speeds, which sometimes are to high for my newborn.

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    blower stopped working and intermittenly works at a very low speed. Resistor pack was not the problem. We are still trying to figure out what is wrong.

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  • Visitor, , 970,000 mi

    Only the two highest fan speeds work.

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  • Visitor, , 99,500 mi

    Lost speeds from slowest up, then stopped responding altogether. Replaced the resistor pack. Worked for a while, then stopped on all speeds almost simultaneously. Replaced resistor pack - no fix. Replaced blower motor - good. Then, about 2 weeks later, it all stopped again. I just gave up. Worst problem is no defrost, but I can live with heat and cold.

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  • the blower motor speeds go from all speeds, to not at all or lowest possible speed, continuously all the time all day long ranging in one to three minute intervals. Mostly on the lowest speed which is very irritating but also makes it very so to warm in the car especially on these frickin cold wisconsin days. Very much a pain not to mentien may be dangerous and could cause wiring default and fire its a hazzard and also deserves a recall!! Its not fixed why the hell should i have to pay for a default in any kind of engineering design!!!

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