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I just had my A/C repaired last summer. It never sounded quite right (always had a significantly louder sound coming from under the passenger seat, almost like there was a partial blockage).

Today my whole fan system just failed :x ; when i put to hot: heat leaks out; cold: cold leaks out, but without any force (or that sound anymore).

What do you think the problem might be? And do you think the A/C repair may have been the cause (or at least been a part of) this problem?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

:D Thanks,

Ben
 

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the AC repair shouldn't have had anything to do with the fans, unless they had your dash apart for some reason to mess with the decondensor.

check your fuses first. if it's not that, replace the fan. there really isn't much more to the system than that. :)
 

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It's the fan... chances are the positive lead got fried. It happened to two escorts I've been in touch with before, and what happens is that there is a positive wire leading to this set of resistors that's located beneath the spindle of the axis of the fan (it's a vertical fan). When you switch the fan setting from 1 to 2 to 3 or 4, you're basically grounding that circuit through different resistors. This is why number 4 fan setting can stop working and the other 3 still work. Anyway, if ALL of them stop working, it's because the positive lead to this got fuxxord. The problem is in one of three things:
1. The fan itself is shot
2. The positive lead to the fan is shot (most likely)
3. All the switches on the rotating fan speed selection dial got fuxxord.

The problem has nothing to do with the AC being replaced. The fan operates independently from the AC decondenser and heatercore.
 

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In my case, when I went to check the fan, I found that it was under water. So I cleaned my drain holes in the fenders (from the area between the windshield and hood) and let the fan motor dry out and then drilled a hope in the motor housing so that water wouldn't collect there anymore. Appeareant;y if you let that area collect leaves, etc long enough you get it composting and it clogs up the drain holes and then the water has only one place left to go, that being your air intake and then on to the fan motor where it accumulates in the motor cover. Consider it a design flaw. If people saw water dripping from their fan motor they might actually do something and figure out to clean out that area between the windshield and hood. Of course, you could just have a bad motor or resistor..
 
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