[200q20v] heater blower replacement HELP!!!!!

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Sat Dec 30 19:53:20 EST 2000

At 5:15 PM -0500 12/30/00, C1J1Miller at aol.com wrote:

>I didn't pull the housing out of the car; think I just used blocks of wood,
>etc. and a big prybar to get the housing high enough to pull the fan.  Put in
>the new one, pushed it all back into place, done.  Took some brute force, and
>I did bend the firewall lip a little, but it bent back again.

I finally located and removed the screws that hold the two footwell ducts.
Also I detached the rubber boot (bellows) from the rear-seat duct.  is
there any other duct I need to detach?

Now I've gotten the front of the airbox to lift up about 1 or 1.5 inches,
but the gasket is still pretty firmly attached along the top edge. I assume
the _whole_ gasketed circumference needs to be separated so the box will
pull straight up about 5 or 6 inches (rather than just swing on a "hinge"
from its rear edge), is that right? The  problem right now seems to be
getting that top edge of gasketing to let go. I'll try heating with hair
dryer, etc.

Did you leave the heat exchanger hoses attached? They don't particularly
help matters, but some people have said they can stay put. Is that right?


Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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