1996 Cadillac STS blower motor removal

Tiny
FRED ROBERTS
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  • 1996 CADILLAC STS
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES
I have a 1996 Cadillac STS, Blower motor is bad, I have removed the bolts holding the motor to the housing and is loose but not enough room to remove the blower motor and wheel as an assembly, Is it necessary to cut out and relplace the housing or couling?
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Sunday, June 8th, 2008 AT 11:35 AM

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Tiny
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The cars motor needs tilted forward, remove the front cradle bolts and jack the car up and put jack stands at the drivers and passanger door, A pillar, and then let down on the jack, this will tilt the motor forward enough to get it out or ( I never done this but ) remove the valve cover?
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Monday, June 9th, 2008 AT 4:16 AM
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The cars motor needs tilted forward, remove the front cradle bolts and jack the car up and put jack stands at the drivers and passanger door, A pillar, and then let down on the jack, this will tilt the motor forward enough to get it out or ( I never done this but ) remove the valve cover?[/Quote:8304beb95b]

I've replaced a blower motor on my 96 STS with a used motor and will have to do it again with a new one. I didn't tilt the motor. I removed the coil pack, took off all the bolts around the blower motor, turn it counter clockwise and tilt and pull out. Not easy but can be done. The plastic housing around the blower motor had chipped and fallen apart. I did not replace or repair the housing which is likely used to insulate the hot/cold air moving in the blower motor.
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Monday, October 5th, 2009 AT 12:22 PM
Tiny
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The cars motor needs tilted forward, remove the front cradle bolts and jack the car up and put jack stands at the drivers and passanger door, A pillar, and then let down on the jack, this will tilt the motor forward enough to get it out or ( I never done this but ) remove the valve cover?[/Quote:ccbbc4a411]

I've replaced a blower motor on my 96 STS with a used motor and will have to do it again with a new one. I didn't tilt the motor. I removed the coil pack, took off all the bolts around the blower motor, turn it counter clockwise and tilt and pull out. Not easy but can be done. The plastic housing around the blower motor had chipped and fallen apart. I did not replace or repair the housing which is likely used to insulate the hot/cold air moving in the blower motor.[/Quote:ccbbc4a411] I recently did this job again on the same vehicle. This time I bought an non OEM aftermarket blower motor. It's very similar to the orignal but definitely different. The fan on the blower motor is a little bit bigger which makes for an even more difficult install. As with the first re and re first remove the engine cross bar and coil pack and it also helps to pull the plug wires off closest to the blower motor. The engine had to be tilted towards the rad to squeeze the aftermarket blower motor. Remove the 2 engine mounts (dog bones) closest to the rad and bolt on tool to pull engine forward. The round plastic fan on the new motor needed to be gently squeezed into the firewall. This took a little more time and patience compared to OEM blower motor but the savings was worth it. Less than half the cost ($190). So far the fan is working fine and it did come with a 1 year warranty.
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 AT 5:37 PM

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