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Old 05-06-2008, 04:32 PM   #1
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blower fan only work in position 4

Hi there,
I own a 02 sedan with SPI engine and starting last week I have no more speed on my blowing fan, only position 4 is available, all others are OFF...

should I consider the control as the source ?

I hear about a possible resistance near the fan motor itself.. anyone can be specific about that can be done ?

thanks


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Old 05-06-2008, 04:36 PM   #2
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sounds like the blower motor resistor to me

there is a resistor, on the actual blower motor

sounds like its bad...

never changed one on a focus, but shouldnt be too hard
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:52 PM   #3
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any procedure to test it ?
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i believe there is a way, but you would be better off buying the part and replacing it.

if it doesnt fix it, take the part back, but i can almost guarantee 100% its the resistor
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> only position 4 is available, all others are OFF...

With those symptoms, it's a 98% probability the problem is the fan motor resistor. Do a search on this message board and you will find a really good "how to," complete with pictures.
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:35 AM   #6
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Its the fan switch

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Hi there,
I own a 02 sedan with SPI engine and starting last week I have no more speed on my blowing fan, only position 4 is available, all others are OFF...

should I consider the control as the source ?

I hear about a possible resistance near the fan motor itself.. anyone can be specific about that can be done ?

thanks
I had same issue. I could get fan to work with a/c if I held the switch halfway between 3 and 4. If this works for you, it needs a switch. I used mine like this for several years until it finally caught on FIRE . Once I replaced it everything worked aok.
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:19 PM   #7
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i have replaced the resistor
25$cdn
here is the old one



the new one is black

problem solved!

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Thanks for letting us know how it worked out.

It is a bit frustrating when one provides info and never knows the outcome.
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I will do the same thing for every problem I will have with it..

done the same thing with the front coil suspension problem.. (broken one)

50% tell it was broken, 50% say it was ok...

bit scary... :P
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Replace the resistor. Pull the glove box out, it's behind there. We're on our third one on an 01. The parts guy jokingly asked if I wanted to go ahead and buy extras.
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