Air Temp Fan Motor Deep Pockets
sscalmanini at yahoo.com
Tue May 17 19:45:59 EDT 2005
Do I really have to take off the whole dash to do this job?
Yes, as I recall. The dash top sits on the dashboard casting
except over the instrument cluster. The top must be lifted
to access the motor, which is a few inches under the grille
in the top of the dash. There is a hose under the grille that
reaches to a nipple on the motor. I think.
It's easy to remove the cluster and see for yourself.
There is a trick to removing the dash top. There is a screw
whose head is in one of the square holes in the center of the
defrosting grate at the front of the dash top, adjacent to the
windshield. Access to its allen socket is partially blocked
by a plastic rod that helps hold the cover sheet into the slot
for the grate (assumedly to keep it from unraveling.) The
trick is ... don't remove the head. Just turn the screw until
it comes loose from the fastener in the casting; leave the
head trapped in the bottom of that slot. Then the dash top
slides rearward 1-2 inches to clear a finger on the top of
the dash casting. Then it can be lifted out.
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