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Old 11-06-2020, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Cleaning Heater Core of debris...Holy Cow Batman!!!

SO, like others, my airflow has slowly diminished over the years, so today I dropped the blower motor, held up my phone, turned on the flash and took a picture towards the drivers side...The amount of leaves, debris, dog hair etc in there was significantly restricting the airflow....Now, it's blowing like hell......Took me all of about 30 mins start to finish...highly recommended to do it if you can. You just need a vacuum with a flexible hose and kinda feel around in there with it, you will hear all the junk getting sucked up......cheers,

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Post the pic so we can see what you were dealing with.
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Default Re: Cleaning Heater Core of debris...Holy Cow Batman!!!

BY nature of how the air flows in to the heater core, it all blows up in to the corner as seen in the photo. You would think the air would just go through the rest of the core, but by cleaning it out, it sure made a difference.

You can see the results after cleaning...

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Old 11-07-2020, 06:51 PM   #5
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Default Re: Cleaning Heater Core of debris...Holy Cow Batman!!!

I didn't find much in mine, but I don't think I took pictures.... maybe my phone was dead? I did make a mistake in getting what I think is a non-ac blower when I replaced it. The one I bought didn't say "AC" or "non-AC", but it was on clearance. The electrical connection different, and I assume it's not blowing as hard since it's not designed to have to blow through the evaporator..... I'm getting less output.
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Thanks Bro.....I am the kinda guy who reads and reads and reads......And learns as much as he can. I am not a Saturn S series expert but what I do accomplish, I do it right the first time! I have changed all the motor mounts myself, oil changes, serp belt, Transmission filter/change etc etc etc I do what I can to save money!
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Good post! I wonder what’s in my car after 20 years!
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Default Re: Cleaning Heater Core of debris...Holy Cow Batman!!!

Here's one you might not think about.

In my car, the blower motor vibrated pretty badly when it was on the HIGH speed.

After one winter of trying not to use the HIGH setting as much as possible, and with the summer A/C season coming, I decided to pull the blower motor and check it out. I was imagining it having leaves, twigs, or even acorns in it.

That wasn't the case at all. In my case there was a broken plastic tab off what I think might be the heater case itself. It was a "L" bracket about an inch on each side.

I removed the broken plastic, cleaned the fan blades well, squirted some lubricant into the bearings on BOTH ends, and reassembled it.

Vibration gone! 25 years running, and my blower motor didn't even have a loose bearing/bushing in it. And it now spins with no vibration at all and the air output seems to be a bit more.

SO, pulling the motor out just to clean the fan and lube the bearings isn't a bad idea at all! And it's SO easy to do!

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Added to my list also. It barely blows on low.

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