Removal of the blower motor on these models requires that the A/C lines be disconnected. According to law, refrigerant must be captured and reused which requires the use of special equipment and training. This procedure must be performed by a certified MVAC technician.
- Disconnect the battery negative cable.
- Remove the instrument panel.
- Recover the refrigerant. See "Note" above.
- Disconnect the liquid line refrigerant line fitting from the evaporator inlet tube.
- Disconnect the accumulator inlet tube.
- Drain the cooling system.
- Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes.
- Remove the four nuts from the heater-A/C mounting studs on the engine compartment side of the dash panel.
- Remove the nut that secures the heater-A/C housing mounting brace to the stud on the passenger compartment side of the dash board.
- Pull the housing rearward far enough for the mounting studs and evaporator condensate drain tube to clear the dash panel holes.
- Remove the housing from the vehicle.
- Remove the three screws that secure the motor to the housing.
- Remove the wheel, if desired, by removing the clip from the motor shaft.
Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following points:
- When installing the wheel onto the shaft, be sure to line up the flats.
- The ears of the retaining clip must be on the shaft flat.
- Be sure the blower motor seal is in place.