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Heater Squeal

Postby sjacoby » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:16 pm

Hello, I live in Ontario where the climate is very cold in the winter. The one thing I love about my Crew is its amazing heater and effective heated seats. For a few weeks now, when I start my truck on a cold morning and turn my heater to the 3 and 4 fan settings I have a terrible squealing noice for a few minutes and then it stops and my blower works normally. Just wondering what this is, and how I can fix it before it stops working all together. It is a 2002 crew.
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Re: Heater Squeal

Postby HenryJ » Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:47 am

The heater fan blower motor will need to be replaced soon.

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Re: Heater Squeal

Postby sjacoby » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:15 am

Where can I access the blower motor? Is this a pricey part?
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Re: Heater Squeal

Postby F9K9 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:23 pm

sjacoby wrote:Where can I access the blower motor? Is this a pricey part?
I don't know how this will convert to your prices but, you have several choices on Rock Auto.com
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Re: Heater Squeal

Postby AVTekk » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:33 pm

The blower motor is under the hood, on the pass side of the firewall. Youll need to take out the inner fenderwell to replace it, so it takes a bit of time but not hard to do. Also there is most likely an insulation blanket in the form of a thick rubber cover over it, youll need to cut it out where its labled to take the motor out.
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Re: Heater Squeal

Postby ApproachMedium » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:47 pm

For what its worth my blower motor has been squeaking since I bought this truck in 09. It still works to this day, 70+k later. I leave the blower on all the time when the truck is running though, but in the #1 setting, unless of course I actually need it for heating or AC. If I dont keep it on upper or lower with the fan going low it gets too hot in there in the summer and too stuffy in the fall and spring.
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Heater Squeal

Postby raven2510 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:45 pm

AVTekk wrote:The blower motor is under the hood, on the pass side of the firewall. Youll need to take out the inner fenderwell to replace it, so it takes a bit of time but not hard to do. Also there is most likely an insulation blanket in the form of a thick rubber cover over it, youll need to cut it out where its labled to take the motor out.

No you don't. Did mine without taking the inner fender out.
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Re: Heater Squeal

Postby pceh » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:14 am

The change is quite easy in the 2002. I did mine last summer as mine was having the exact same issue. The change took about 15 minutes. I went to an auto wrecker and got a used one out of another S-10. Cost was $25.
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Re: Heater Squeal

Postby ApproachMedium » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:56 pm

Mines still squealing away. Im waiting for it to fail to change it. Worst thing that happens is all 4 windows still go down, and my seats are heated.
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