You most likely need to replace the fan speed resistor block. It
installs into the blower housing from inside the engine compartment.
Easy to find, easy to replace, and not to expensive ($15 to $20 - or
maybe less at NAPA).
"Mortimer Schnerd, RN" <mschnerdatcarolina.rr.com> wrote in message
I had the same thing happen in my '97 Contour. There was a recall on the
resister, but that didn't fix it. There is also a TSB on the switch (I
presume the one inside the car next to the radio). There may be a similar
TSB on your vehicle, either for the resistor or the switch, in which case it
would be covered by Ford.
If your vehicle is out of warranty (and a 98 must be), Ford doesn't
implement TSBs for free. Recalls are implemented for free, but not
TSBs. It doesn't matter in this case, since there doesn't appear to be
a TSB related to 1998 Ranger Blower Motors.
Funny that is still happening on 2004's. We had 3 at work with the same
problem. I guess the one with 3 transmissions, the one with 2
transmission jobs and a motor job, and the other one with 1 transmissino
job (going on 2) are coincidences too :P
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