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Have piece of trash in ventilation fan. How much to take fan out and remove it?

(2006 Chevrolet Malibu)
in San Francisco, CA on November 21, 2011
Sometimes when I'm traveling at about 40 - 60 mph an obnoxious fluttering starts in the ventilation system when I have the AC or the Heater on with the fan on. Finally it gets on your nerves. A mechanic advised me that it sounds like a leaf or piece of trash had gotten down on top of the ventilation fan and the fan would have to be taken out, the trash removed and then replaced. A new plastic seal would be required. I need a good mechanic in this area that want charge an old retired man an arm and a leg.
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on November 21, 2011
the labor is 1.2 hours.

Roy
on November 21, 2011
You could try to remove the cowl vent and block off all cabin vents but one and use a vacumm to suck it back out. I did this on my own pickup truck!
on November 22, 2011
thanks, I might give that a try.
Sam
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