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The blower motor recently went out on my fastback. I've got the new one sitting on the front seat. It doesn't do too much good there.*G*

So, that is one, of many, of this weekends projects. I haven't replaced the blower motor before. What all is involved? Will I need to remove the heater core? Or just the cover to the heater core?
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You'll have to remove the entire box to do the job correctly. You may be able to get away with removing just the cover but access will be difficult. IMHO, it would be easier to remove the whole thing. Then you can re-seal the area around the blower to keep leaks out of your passenger compartment.

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Thanks. That is what I was sort of thinking. But, deep down I was hoping to be able to do it without removing the entire box.

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It's really not much harder to remove the entire box...... why not do it? BTW, now would be a good time to buy a foam kit and replace the old foam. Make sure you test your new motor before putting it in. Don't want to have to do it all over again do you?

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You have no choice. You have to take the whole box out to get to the nuts holding the blower to the box. If your heater core is old then you might as well replace that as well and your heater hoses too. It is not a real big job but it is involved enough you might as well do everything at once.

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I know prince, but I've heard people claim they can do it.... There is no way in Hell in my opinion that I could get back there.... how would they have even gotten the blower out? Oh, well.......

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It's got a fairly new, 1 year old, heater core and hoses. So, I don't think that I'll have to replace them. I'll take a better look at 'em when everything is out.

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Here is a tip,

Drain Radiator, disconnect heater hoses from the engine, blow compressed air into the heater hose to remove the water in the core.

This will reduce the amount of water that can drip inside on your carpet.

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Pardon this late post but if your heater box foam seals need replacing this would be the time to do it as well as derusting the heater box flapper assy and painting it.

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Dean T

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