Mechanics

HEATER DOESN'T BLOW

1996 Cadillac SLS

Heater problem
1996 Cadillac SLS V8 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles

What do I need to check/fix for my heater, it doesn't blow.
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Dou1t2
October 4, 2009.



Hello –

Your blower motor sounds like it is bad. Once you have access to it you can disconnect the connector and put 12v to it and it should work…if not then replace.

Sometimes it may turn but not strong…..it is also best to check out of the vehicle.

BLOWER MOTOR
Removal
1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Remove cross-tower brace. Unplug 4 ignition control module electrical connectors. Position cross car harness aside. Unplug No. 5 and 7 spark plug wires. Position spark plug harness aside. Unplug solenoid purge valve electrical and vacuum connectors.
2. Remove solenoid purge valve. Remove 3 screws and inertia plate from blower motor. Reinstall 2 screws with washers to prevent motor and housing from separating during removal. Unplug wiring connector from blower motor. Remove 5 blower motor mounting screws. Rotate blower motor until flat side is down. See Fig. 56 . Remove blower motor.


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Installation
1. Remove inertia plate from new blower motor. Reinstall 2 screws with washers to prevent motor and housing from separating during installation. Insert blower motor with flat side down. Rotate blower motor clockwise until flat side is at 11 o'clock position. See Fig. 56 .


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2. Install inertia plate and screws. Install blower motor screws and tighten to 7 INCH lbs. (1 N.m). To complete installation, reverse removal procedures.

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ImpalaSS
Oct 4, 2009.
Hello –

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.

04V110000: FUEL RAIL
NHTSA RECALL BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 04V110000
Related Ref Number(s): 04V110000
ARTICLE BEGINNING
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION
Model(s): 1995 Cadillac DeVille
1995 Cadillac Eldorado
1995 Cadillac Seville
1995 Oldsmobile Aurora
1996 Cadillac DeVille
1996 Cadillac Eldorado
1996 Cadillac Seville
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora
1997 Cadillac DeVille
1997 Cadillac Eldorado
1997 Cadillac Seville
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora
Campaign No: 04V110000
Mfg. Campaign No: 04014
Number of Affected Vehicles: 483477
Beginning Date of Manufacture: 1996 03 01
Ending Date of Manufacture: 1997 06 30
DEFECT SUMMARY
Some passenger vehicles equipped with 4.0l V8 engines have a condition in which the nylon tubing used in the fuel rail construction may degrade and crack. Additionally, the 1995 model year uses a unique underhood fuel return line that may crack. Cracking of the fuel rail or return line tubing can result in a fuel leak into the engine compartment.
CONSEQUENCE SUMMARY
Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.
CORRECTIVE SUMMARY
Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the engine fuel rail with a new stainless steel fuel rail. Dealers will also install a revised chassis fuel return line. The recall began on June 2, 2004, for 1996-1997 Oldsmobile Aurora vehicles.
OWNER NOTIFICATION

FAILURE OF INSTRUMENT PANEL GAUGES - REPLACE I/P
NHTSA RECALL BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): 95V224000
Related Ref Number(s): 95V224000
ARTICLE BEGINNING
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION
Model(s): 1996 Cadillac Eldorado
1996 Cadillac Seville
Campaign No: 95V224000
Number of Affected Vehicles: 1408
Beginning Date of Manufacture: 1995 OCT
Ending Date of Manufacture: 1995 NOV
Passenger vehicles.
SYSTEM
Interior; instrument panel electronic message center; FMVSS Nos. 101, 108 and 208.
FAULT
Electrical short, electrical shock
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the instrument panel cluster.

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ImpalaSS
Oct 4, 2009.