SQUEALLLLL

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tim leech

SQUEALLLLL

Post by tim leech » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:15 am

Not me but the heater fan in Leader, drives me bonkers, are they the same on Mk1/MK2s or is there a easy fix? It works fine but is so loud it even defeand the transmission! :shock:

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Post by Terry Brooks » Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:52 am

:D A mate o' mines Pugrot* had a squealing fan ........he sprayed WD40 into it :shock: .....dont do the same :roll: ........it smells awful ....it cured the squeal though :?
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Post by capri » Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:57 pm

Squealing sounds like the bearings in the heater fan. I dunno about BXs, but I do know it's a common fault on Capris, and if it is that that's causing it, there's only one outcome - it'll seize up eventually. If it does, Tim, don't force it - some people will tell you to try putting the heater motor on full to budge it, but it doesn't work. I ended up with smoke pouring out of the dash vents where the motor fried itself.

The easiest bet is probably to fit a new heater blower motor. Either that or you can dismantle the current one and lubricate the bearings in the hope that'll work, but i'd imagine that might only buy you some extra time before it starts happening again.

Also, don't do what I did with the Capri, and buy a dodgy secondhand motor off ebay - after 3 hours' labour to fit the damn thing, I turned it on and it squealed. :roll:
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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:07 pm

The motor des not take long to remove, the bearings are well shielded by the fan but once apart they do respond to lubrication, bite the bullet you need a ten mill socket :)
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Post by tim leech » Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:45 pm

Are the motors the same on a Mk1? the fan works fine but makes alot of noise, unles you go round a left hand bend then it goes quiet! :lol:

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Post by Stewart (oily!) » Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:48 pm

I dont think they are, In a Mk2 the fan is the big black thing you can see in the scuttle box where you keep LHM etc, from memory the Mk1 fan is below a kind of grille thing in the centre of the same place, it might be worth checking the drains for dead leaves and stuff as my old Mk1 was prone to these blocking and allowing water to run into the fan.
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Post by ken newbold » Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:21 pm

If your Mk1 is a C reg, there's a good chance the motor could be the same as the MK2 but seeing as it's squeeling my guess is it's the original Mk1 barrawasted thing to get at.

Like Stewart says, it's located deep down in the hole. My MK1 did this when I got it, WD40 I'm affraid. Yes it will stink for a while, but trust me, it's the only way. :shock: