Mechanics

HOW DO YOU REPLACE THE HEATER BLOWER IN A 2

2001 Ford Focus

Heater problem
2001 Ford Focus 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 78000 miles

I have a 2001 Focus that has always has electrical problems. I've replaced the blower resistor twice, and finally the blower itself needs replaced, along with the resistor yet again.
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Nmitch001
January 28, 2010.




2001 Ford Focus L4-2.0L SOHC VIN P

REMOVAL


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1.Remove the lower passenger side footwell trim.


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2.Detach the floor level ventilation hose.


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3.Remove the blower motor.
*1.Disconnect the plug.
*2.Remove the three screws.

INSTALLATION


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1.Remove the middle ventilation nozzle and open the glove compartment. NOTE:
*Procedure if there is a concern over whistling noises from the heating system.
*Set the air distribution switch to "Head area" and the temperature control switch to "MAX cooling"


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2.Unclip the passenger side defrost nozzle air duct and lay it down over the open glove compartment cover. NOTE: Procedure if there is a concern over whistling noises from the heating system (continued).


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3.Remove the two-part plastic joining tang on the heater housing.
*Cut the joining tang at the top end using side cutters, break it off at the bottom and discard it.

NOTE:
*Procedure if there is a concern over whistling noises from the heating system (continued).
*Do not allow any parts of the joining tang to pass behind the fascia crash padding.

4.Cut the sealing tape into a 50x50 mm square. NOTE: Procedure if there is a concern over whistling noises from the heating system (continued).


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5.Feel for the gap in the heater housing, affix the sealing tape over the gap from the inside and press it firmly in place.
*The sealing tape must not be applied higher than the position shown in the illustration.
*1.Heater housing (shown in cross section)
*2.Sealing tape NOTE: Apply the sealing tape in the position shown.

WARNING: SHARP EDGES ON THE HEATER HOUSING.

NOTE: Procedure if there is a concern over whistling noises from the heating system (continued).

6.Refit the components in reverse order.

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Rasmataz
Jan 28, 2010.


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