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Old 03-05-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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2000 Ford Focus Blower Motor! NEED HELP

Hey everyone, today while driving to work i turned my heat down from 4>3 and the entire blower unit stopped. Fan doesnt work on any setting, rear defrost works, and the light for the circulate air comes on, but AC doesnt. I can feel heat in the vents but no pressure.

I replaced the resistor today, it did not help. I checked the fuses (visually) and they seem to all be fine, I am thinking it could be the switch (which is a dealer part) but other than that looking for any other suggestions?

THANKS IN ADVANCE!


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Old 03-05-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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Pop the switch out and take a look at it. On my old '00 the switch itself melted and and stopped functioning.
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12 volt only..

I'd take a battery charger and go direct to the motor to prove it out. If it runs, it isn't the motor. I'd try that first then go to the switch.
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I'm not sure how I would go about putting the motor to a battery. I have removed the switch, it doesn't look in bad shape, but if that switch was gone, would the Air conditioning light still not come on? are they connected?
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Directly to the motor

There should be two heavy wires going to the blower motor. Disconnect these wires from the switch and plug a battery charger to the motor lead ends. Doesn't matter which way you jump the motor wires, motor will run both ways. That is, if it isn't locked up. Remember it/s 12 volts, not 6.
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Replace the motor. I had the same symptoms last summer. The resistor was fine. Do not hook up battery voltage to the switch! Get the Haynes manual and follow instrustions. Auto Zone had a new motor for $75. Actually, after replacement, I found out that the old motor just died due to carbon build up on the brushes. Cleaned brushes motor works fine now so I have a back up. There's a how to thing somewhere on here, very helpful.
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