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Old 06-16-2009, 09:45 AM
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No air or heat blowing thru the vents

I have a 97' E38. This past Saturday my A.C. stoppped working, I took it to Goodyear thinking that it was a recharge issue. To my surprise it was not. They made the suggestion of it being the blower motor. I found some DIY guidelines on E38.org and Im ready to tear apart the dash board and replace it. Before I get started, does anyone have any other suggestions?

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Old 06-16-2009, 12:32 PM
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Search FSU in the e39 forum, Ive never changed one in a E38 I assume it a little different.
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:26 PM
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Thanks Danny
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:27 PM
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The E39 FSU is easy to reach, but the E38's system is different.

It has a "blower control module" instead: LINK
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:34 PM
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Thanks M.Wong!!! I was waiting for a response from you and Terry Y.
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:51 PM
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No A/C in Dallas???
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:57 AM
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Right....Actually right now Im in Wichita Falls for a couple of months and my ride from my hotel to the job site is 4 minutes. I can actually walk!!!
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:44 PM
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Well I did the remove and replace job of the blower motor in three hours. Really Easy!!! Now I have a working ac/heat unit.
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:06 PM
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Three hours?! Wow, that is great!
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:04 PM
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Well I have some mechanical skills. I work on Jets. LOL!
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Replace the electronic heater valve which is in the area of the under bonnet bulkhead, This is a common problem.
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My problem has been resolved. Thanks anyway.
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