Me again....sigh.... and it seems that I've had nothing but a string of problems with this car.
Well, I don't think that's really the case.
Yes, I've had problems with rusted bolts, a remote starter with no fob, and a question on odd keys. It rattles like a lot of other Echo's, but otherwise handles as well as I can expect.
Anyway, the blower motor will, occasionally, squeal when the fan is switched on. Most of the time, it quietens down in a minute or so. This was flagged by the auto broker when I bought the car, and he did suggest having it replaced while the car was in his shop, which I declined.
The above was taken from the 2002 Echo manual.
My question is: What's the difference between the STANDARD heater, and the TWO WAY(S) flow heater?
I've looked online for a replacement blower motor, and some seem to specify a 'cold weather' version.
Is there any truth in this?
Is the blower motor
the whole assembly (as pictured), or does the picture show the whole blower (motor) assembly
, complete with the rotary fan blades?
I figure that the squealing indicates it's just the blower motor bearings(?) about to fail.
I should be able to remove the whole assembly, and replace just the motor.