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2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Question: My blower motor doesn't always work.

 

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Windsong25, 3.4L V6, Blackstone, MA, February 10, 2014, 12:27
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My blower motor, only in winter, doesn't always work. It will usually work when I start the car. Once I start driving, it stops working. It will usually work and stop when I hit bumps. Other times it works, I hit a bump, then it won't come back on. The colder it is outside, the harder it is for me to have it keep working.

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    G. T. Service Center (4186 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG February 10, 2014, 12:35
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    Replace the blower motor, and check the connector to the blower resister/module.

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    Windsong25, February 10, 2014, 12:36
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    Where is the blower resister?

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    ProfessorG, February 10, 2014, 12:40
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    Next to the blower motor under right side of the dash, The blower wire harness come from it.

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    Windsong25, February 10, 2014, 12:49
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    That would make it not work in the winter?

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    ProfessorG, February 10, 2014, 13:34
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    If the brushes or bushings are going bad, the colder weather will contract it. You know 'everything doesn't like the cold' Lol

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    Windsong25, February 10, 2014, 13:40
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    Now I just need to wait for a warm day to do it. Or build a garage. Thanks,

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    ProfessorG, February 10, 2014, 13:43
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    I thought everybody had a garage to keep the babies warm. If you have trouble let me know.

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    Advanced Auto, Inc (20 Answers) , Uxbridge, MA - (508) 709-4877
    advancedauto616 February 10, 2014, 12:47
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    This is a very difficult situation to provide an accurate diagnosis without having the vehicle at our shop. However, some of the common failures that could result in the symptoms you are describing are: Failing blower motor, failing blower motor resistor or switch, and/or burned terminals on the electrical connector(s) to the blower motor, blower motor switch, and/or the blower motor resistor. If you are unfamiliar with the system and/or unfamiliar with electrical testing, your best option is to bring it to a professional repair shop for proper diagnosis. We are located in Uxbridge and we'd be glad to look at it for you if you'd like.

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