Hi all !
Never had this problem before. Now that the weather has gotten hot,
the fan on my AC/vent has decided to quit working. I looked in the
owner's manual and it is hard to tell if there is a fuse for this.
There is one listed in the "high current" section for a BLOWER. But,
I didn't see any fuse listed for a fan motor in the regular fuse
On Friday, the 15th, the fan did come on a couple of times, but the
next time I started the car, it wouldn't work at all. So now we are
confused: Is the problem the switch on the dash or is it a fuse
(either regular or hi current)?
Any ideas? Suggestions? Thoughts?
Thanks in advance!
I have a '97 Contour.
I had a problem with the resistor not working on my blower. This caused
the motor to work on only the high-speed setting. Apparently, I had a
bad switch, too, which caused the to go off once or twice in high speed,
The resistor was changed twice and the switch once (the mechanic who
changed the switch didn't test it - the resistor burned up again and the
dealership had to eat it, but the first resistor replacement was under
So possible causes include loose or corroded wires, a bad ground, bad
resistor and bad fan motor. For the fuse, you should be able to
determine which ones it may be from the owner's manual and check those.
You should also check and see if there are any recalls. Some recalls
last as long as you own your car. Others last only for 10 years or
150,000 mi or another time/mileage limit.
Sorry for the double post. If the fuse blows, usually the fuse is off
(open) period. The conductor is permanently burned out, and no current
will ever go through the fuse again.
So if the motor goes on and off at all, I doubt it's the fuse.
In addition to checking the blower resistor, switch and motor as Jeff
this is often one of the earliest signs of ignition switch failure on that
Ford. Pull the trim off of the column and make sure the ignition switch isn't
separating or showing signs of getting hot.
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