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Old 05-27-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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Smokin' !!!

I get on the interstate today and I turn up the fan after selecting "vent". I notice a slight burning smell which at first I thought was coming from outside. Then I notice that smoke is coming out of the vents. Turn the selector to off and get out and check under the hood. Nothing unusual going on there.

Leave the selector off and continue with my trip with the window down. 3.5 hours on the road and no further problems.

What do you figure? Bad blower motor?
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:38 PM   #2
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Re: Smokin' !!!

Could be the blower motor coils, or the resistive speed control. Pretty easy to pull the speed control, it is a (white on ours) plastic square with a plug on it on the fan box under the hood (faces the front of the van, down a bit low). Two screws and it pulls out. It has a set of resistors that control how much power gets to the motor, they get very hot and thus are put in the fan box for cooling. If the fan runs too slow, or they get debris in them you could get smoking.

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Old 05-30-2011, 05:38 PM   #3
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If the fan runs too slow, or they get debris in them you could get smoking.
Etbabger nailed that one exactly. Good call!
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