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RE: heater fan trouble-shooting

It's common for the blower motor to seize after years of use. This would
give the exact symptoms (mine was refusing to start at low temps, but
would start if I hit the heater box). Temporary fix is to remove the
black rubber vent and spray some contact cleaner and/or WD-40 into the

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	geo [SMTP:gamills@ns.sympatico.ca]
> Sent:	Saturday, January 10, 1998 12:59 AM
> To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:	heater fan trouble-shooting
> Beast is a 5kq with ECC.
> Symptom: fan became intermittent, would not start when requested (i.e.
> hit the defrost button).  No sounds of any bearing noise, fan motor
> seemed to work well when it wanted to.  This occurred over a few days
> and now it has shut down.

> Geo