blower motor 79 firebird?

Where exactly is the blower motor located for the AC on a 79 Firebird? How tough is it to get at? Thanks, David

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In the inner fender well area. You have to remove it (or cut it :) ) to get to it. Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going.... '91 S10 Blazer 4.3Z
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That's a bit extreme. Remove the fender or cut it? Isn't there a way under the dash or through the engine compartment?

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You have to remove or cut the INNER fender. (wheel well) Some people cut a circle out of the inner fender and then patch it back up. I've always preferred to remove the bolts from the inner fender and fight with it till there's enough room to pull the blower motor out.
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I'll say it again....
You have to remove the inner fender well. This is the OEM procedure from the shop manual. As mentioned, sometimes the RH fender comes off and makes the job easy.
This isn't a job for the weak of heart. Neither is the heater core. Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going.... '91 S10 Blazer 4.3Z
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BTW we are talking the right fender aren't we? David

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Just pull the hood and then the passenger(right) side fender. Its NOT that bad. I just did a blower motor and heater core on a '74 T/A two weeks ago. Its just nuts and bolts ...
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This is all done with the wheel off for obvious reasons. Most shops cut about a 10" diameter circle in the rear of the INNER fender wellat about 10 o'clock, yes the passengers side(right), but leave about a 1" uncut area to act as a hinge on the bottom. Fold this cutout down and the blower is right in front of you. Now when you are done fold it back into place and install 2-3 sheetmetal screws right in the blade kerf and it will hold it. Then run a bead of silicone over the entire cut and finally spray it with some rubberized undercoating. You could tack weld it back, but this way if you ever need to get back there just pop the screws and cut the silicone. If this car is in great shape do it the right way and remove the INNER fender well as mentioned in an earlier reply.
On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 14:23:00 +0000 (UTC), snipped-for-privacy@REMOVETHISyahoo.com (Dennis Smith) wrote:

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Thanks. The car is pristine. I will remove the fender as previously advised. I appreciate the range of responses. A great NG. David

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