2004 Chrysler Town and Country BLOWER MOTOR

Tiny
TIMHUGHESR
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  • 2004 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 88,650 MILES
WHERE ARE THE FUSES LOCATED ON THIS VAN FOR THE BLOWER MOTOR? MY WIFE SHUT THE VAN OFF AND A FEW MINUTES LATER SHE RETURNED AND THE FRON BLOWER WOULD NOT COME ON.
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Friday, January 23rd, 2009 AT 7:38 AM

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Tiny
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Hi:
I believe they are under the dash on the driver's side. Do you still have the owner's manual? If so, it would indicate location there.

If you find the fuse is good, let me know and I'll walk you through finding the problem.

Joe
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 6:53 PM
Tiny
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I have exactly the same problem as Tim. One day everything was fine, the next day, the blower would not blow. I've gotten under the hood and checked the fuses (they are next to the battery under the hood). They look good (even switch some out with known good fuses). I even checked the blower relay (again with a known good relay). Neither worked. If you turn on the A/C and turn off recirculate and drive really fast, you can feel the air trickling out cold. But the blower (with A/C on, off, heat on, cold on. Doesn't matter) will not turn on. Any help would be VERY appreciated.
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
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Have you checked to see if you are getting power to the motor itself? Have you checked the blower motor resister?

Let me know.

Joe
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 7:34 AM
Tiny
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I'm handy with a screwdriver and have a volt meter, but otherwise I'm pretty much a novice in terms of auto repair. Where would I test to see if it's getting power? I pulled the center console panel thinking it might be the switch. I can't seem to get a volt reading from any of the wires coming to/from the switch. It seems (If I'm following them right) that the wires run to the passenger side behind the glove box. I assume that is the blower. There are two wire harnesses plugging in it. One coming in with multiple wires (and like I said I think they are the same wires leaving the switch). Next to that is a harness with two larger gauge wires. A green and a black. Is that the blower? Hate to sound so novice. I looked for wiring diagrams online but didn't find any.
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 8:40 AM
Tiny
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Hi:
Without being there, I can't say. However, it sounds right. Have you found the motor itself? There are only two wires going to it. I believe from the switch, the wiring goes to a relay, then it goes to the blower motor resister, then to the motor. The resister is what determines how much power the motor gets and how fast it runs.

Here is a picture of a relay, but I can't seem to find one of the resister. It will have several wires going to it.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/249084_relay_2.jpg



Let me know if this helps.

Joe
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 8:49 AM
Tiny
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Hopefully this will help Tim and maybe some others. It is based, partly on info I found somewhere else, but I can't find where now.

This is a 2004 Town & Country with manual climate control.

What I did.

Blower quit working. So. I thought, fused. I checked the fuse compartment under the hood. There is a 40A fused for the front blowers and a relay. The fuse checked out and the relays checked out.

So I thought. Switch. I pulled the center console panel off and checked the wires with a volt meter to try and find the hot wires (thinking I could short the wire to prove that it was the switch). I couldn't get a voltage on the wires. So I followed the wires around the console until they came out right behind the glove box.

The 6 wire harness plugged into a box just behind the glove box. Right next to the harness is a 2 wire harness. In my case, the wires were green and black. This is the blower motor wires. The box that both harnesses plug into is the blower resistor. It is held on by two screws. Per advise, I tested both motor wires against ground with a voltmeter. Both read 12 volts. If they hadn't, the problem was supposed to be the motor. I wanted to be sure it wasn't the motor, so I tested it by jumping the black wire to a ground. As expected, the fan kicked in on full speed and blew cold air.

So. I haven't convinced myself that the switch isn't bad. BUT, everyone says that the resistor is the most likely cause. I checked around and found a resistor for about $20. I figure $20 and a 2 minute replace process it worth it even if it turns out to be the switch.

Thanks for your help.
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 11:57 AM
Tiny
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The resister is one of the most common problems with blower motors not working. Did the new one do the trick?

Keep in mind, many times the resister will go bad because the motor is drawing too many amps. This happens when they start to go bad. As a result, they burn up the resister. Therefore, if the resister works but goes bad again, chances are the motor is the problem.

Joe
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009 AT 1:34 PM

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