[s-cars] Re: Jinxed by the List?Bill Noland wenoland at pacbell.net
Sat Dec 10 12:35:02 EST 2005
Before you start ripping the dash apart, you should make sure the problem isn't the small climate control fan. Here's a repeat of my post from a couple or three weeks ago: "The chirping sound may not be due to a bad blower motor. The UrS cars have a very small fan that draws in air from the cabin for climate control temperature regulation. It lives below the tiny vent in the middle of the top of the dashboard. Next time the squealing starts, try placing your thumb, or any available digit, over the mini-vent and see if the squealing quiets down. If the small climate control fan is the culprit, you can dig into the dash and replace it, or try waiting it out. Squealing was intermittent on my UrS4 for a few weeks, then stopped on its own (that was 3-4 years ago and has been quiet since). My guess is, that little bits of dirt/dust/assorted crap fall down the vent and set off the squeal. Said dirt/dust/assorted crap eventually work their way out and squealing stops. Might try blowing some compressed air down the vent." I've been on this list for close to 8 years now and, you are correct, it is very jinxed. That's the beauty of it. You read about some problem and, voila, a couple of weeks later, the curse passes on to you. Of course, by that time you have the vast knowledge of the collective list brain to help cure the curse. If you are truly enlightened, you already have the proper parts on order, or have fashioned a solution out of an empty dog food can, some parts from the JC Whitney catalog and three 9-volt batteries........or whatever. Some additional scary news for the weak of heart, is that many of the curses come in cycles. A group of listers will experience a problem, then it goes away for two to four years. I'd say the climate control fan squeal is a three-year curse. Rest assured you have one of the best support groups on the Web at your disposal. Bill Noland > Great. So, a week or so ago a number of you began talking about > squeeling from your fan while running the heater. "Poor saps," I > thought to myself. > > The last two days, mine has been squeeling loudly off and on. > Sometimes silent, other times you want to get out of the car. > > Was it the literally illustrious Fred Munro who has a writeup on > replacement? If so, could I get a copy of that?
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