Re: Fan only blows when set to high? '90 Celica
AHHH... Thank you, sir. I visited the Toyota dealship today and
received a print-out diagram of the assembly. Unfortunately, the one
that they gave me was incorrect (showed the resistor pack being in the
front and able to be easily unscrewed, the location that it showed was
not correct for my vehicle). The resistor pack is about $71. I'm going
to attempt to remove it myself today and if it is possible, I will just
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > WELL... Thank you, thank you. I read the how-to on how to repair this
> > issue and it seemed rather easy to me. What route should I take?
> > Should I contact a dealship and try to get a new resistor pack?
> > Also, I just checked to see where the resistor pack is located... I'm
> > LOST. I checked my Chilton's manual but didn't get much help from that
> > either. I removed my glovebox to check and well, I didn't exactly see
> > anything that would clearly define to me where the resistor pack was
> > located. Any further assistance would be great.[/color]
> I believe on this car the resistor pack is located on a small ckt board
> located on the flange that holds the blower motor and squirrel cage. You
> have to be a contorsionist to do this! Like I said, small screw driver, or,
> IIRC a 10mm small socket, on a 1/4 inch drive ratchet can get in there.
> If you can remove the lower part of the dash on the pass side, do so and you
> will then see the blower assy up where the passenger's right foot would be.
> Remove the connectors, the vent tube and the three bolts, and then drop out
> the blower assy.
> It WON'T come out easily; you'll have to 'argue' with it to get it out.
> Don't argue too hard cause the squirrel cage may be a little brittle after
> the years, but it should come out ok.
> I replaced mine with the whole assy either from other beaters I have had or
> with junkyard parts. They are usually about $25 for the whole mess from a
> Wrecker's, and I think the resistor ckt board is $65 from Toyota. I
> replaced one in 1997 in a Corolla and drove it until 2003 without a problem.
> Look at it; you'll be able to tell if it will go the long haul or not! I
> think I did solder one with some high temp solder, too, and it went until
> the car broke.
> Good luck!
> >> > Dave's wrote:
> >> >> Yes, most likely the blower resistors.
> >> They will want to sell you a new fan cage (has the blower motor, cage and
> >> resistor pack)
> >> Like we said, see the thread for the 87 Supra. It's the same repair.
> >> You may not have to remove the glove box, however. Very least, you'll
> >> have
> >> to remove the glove box COVER (three or four screws) and the lower part
> >> of
> >> the dashboard. The worst part is the angle you'll have to twist into to
> >> get
> >> to the blower motor.
> >> On the ones I have repaired (about three so far...) all I did was remove
> >> the
> >> lower part of the blower box, that contains the blower motor, squirrel
> >> cage
> >> and the resistor pack. It's a pain in the @ss, but not as much as
> >> removing
> >> the entire air box!
> >> Get a short stubby screwdriver or a ratchet with a philips screwdriver
> >> adapter. Anything longer than three inches you'll be using every cuss you
> >> know, and even making some new ones up as you go along![/color]