GM Grand Am/Achieva/Calais/Skylark/Somerset 1985-98

Blower Motor and Fan

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the blower motor assembly

  1. For the 3.1L engine, remove the alternator belt, then remove the alternator and position aside.
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  3. For the 2.5L and 3.3L engines, remove the power steering pressure hose from the power steering pump.
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  5. For the 3.0L engine, remove the serpentine belt.
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  7. For the 3.0L and 3.3L engines, remove the retaining bolts from the power steering pump bracket, then set the pump aside.
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  9. Detach the blower electrical connector, then, if accessible, remove the cooling tube.
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When cutting the blower motor cover, make the cut just the thickness of the cover, which is1/ 8 inch (2mm) thick. Cutting deeper than that may damage the cooling tube.

  1. For 1992-98 vehicles, partially cut the blower motor case cover, as shown on the cover. Cutting completely around the cover is NOT required. Swing the cut potion of the cover down.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Some later model vehicles require you to cut the case, on the indicated lines, in order to access the blower motor

  1. If previously accessible, disconnect the cooling tube.
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  3. Unfasten the attaching screws/bolts and remove the blower motor from the case.
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Fig. Fig. 3: On 3.0L engines, you must remove the power steering pump for access to the blower motor

  1. If necessary, remove the fan from the blower motor.
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  3. The installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  5. If the case was cut during removal, secure the cover using the three retaining clips. Tighten the blower motor screws to 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
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  7. Connect the negative battery cable, then start the engine and check the blower motor for proper operation.
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