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Old 12-11-2010, 12:49 PM
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Behr Blower Motor - removing squirrel cages

Hello everyone,

Is it possible to remove the squirrel cages from an older blower motor, and use them on a replacement motor? It seems from looking around (partsgeek.com), that the bosch motor (shown without the cages) is way much cheaper than the whole assembly.

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Old 12-11-2010, 01:06 PM
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Actually with a little more searching, I found this article here: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1135494
Thanks anyway...
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:45 AM
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That's good to know.
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Old 12-26-2010, 08:17 AM
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Hello everyone,

Thought I would give an update. I used the attached method of removing the cages and it worked liked a charm. Re-installed the assembly and it works great. The biggest thing to watch is making sure that the cages are positioned on the shafts (I took note of where they were on the old assembly) correctly. Saved a bunch of money too. Motor new ~$70 bucks and reuse cages. Otherwise the whole assembly new would have been ~$200.
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Old 12-26-2010, 09:07 AM
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Hello everyone,

Thought I would give an update. I used the attached method of removing the cages and it worked liked a charm. Re-installed the assembly and it works great. The biggest thing to watch is making sure that the cages are positioned on the shafts (I took note of where they were on the old assembly) correctly. Saved a bunch of money too. Motor new ~$70 bucks and reuse cages. Otherwise the whole assembly new would have been ~$200.
You have now become our resident cage expert. Keep up the good work!
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Hello everyone,

Thought I would give an update. I used the attached method of removing the cages and it worked liked a charm. Re-installed the assembly and it works great. The biggest thing to watch is making sure that the cages are positioned on the shafts (I took note of where they were on the old assembly) correctly. Saved a bunch of money too. Motor new ~$70 bucks and reuse cages. Otherwise the whole assembly new would have been ~$200.
Hi, I am planning to replace my blower fan and delighted to see your note here. You mentioned the attached method, but I could not find it. Can you post it again. Thanks in advance.
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Hi, I am planning to replace my blower fan and delighted to see your note here. You mentioned the attached method, but I could not find it. Can you post it again. Thanks in advance.
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