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Just bought a 94 escort wagon, and the heater works occasionaly after being kept in a heated garage for several hours, but when is kept outside overnight in the cold the fan will not come on and blow the heat out. Just wondering if any one knows what causes this and if there is an easy inexpensive fix to this. thanks
 

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Heat vs. Cold: probably the motor is getting weak and the heat helps soften up the grease for the bearings where as in the cold the grease gels and the motor doesn't have enough oomph anymore to get it going.

Sounds like a new blower motor to me. They run about $60 new. I'm about due for one myself.
 

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Guys OK I have a question. My girl has a 92 Escort with the 1.9L motor. The air stopped blowing last summer...then started magically working earlier this year and then went dead again. Before it started working again I was reading around and people said that it may be a blower motor fuse but she doesn’t have her owners manual so I don’t know which fuse it is under the hood. Does anyone have a diagram btw? Now I am thinking it has to be the blower motor or a short since it worked then went dead again. So does anyone have the part numbers for the blower motor...also does anyone know how I can make sure that’s what it is? The other thing is her power windows recently stopped working I think it is the main drivers side console because if I took it out and moved it around it would work now that’s totally dead. Any help at all would be appreciated thanks!
 

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If you look under the dash on the passengers side near the fire wall you will see on blue wire connection.
1)Turn on the blower motor on 2) then shake the connection around if the motor starts that is your problem. But be carefull there may be a spark.

I have fixed a few scorts by doing this. I think it just start to corrode a bit and you just need to move it around to make a connection again.

Dave
 

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If the motor works intermittently (both of your cases), it's not the fuse. Fuses work or don't work - when they don't work, it's because the metal link fractured due to over-current heating.

For both of you, I'd try checking where the blower motor leads are connected at the motor - these can corrode and give problems. Clean them up and see if the thing works.

Everyone here needs a voltmeter. You can do a lot of great troubleshooting with something as simple as a voltmeter. For all those members who don't have one - ask for one for Xmas. They're so cheap, they qualify as a stocking stuffer, so it won't cut deeply into the money Santa has set aside for your gifts.
 

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98RACE said:
If you look under the dash on the passengers side near the fire wall you will see on blue wire connection.
1)Turn on the blower motor on 2) then shake the connection around if the motor starts that is your problem. But be carefull there may be a spark.

I have fixed a few scorts by doing this. I think it just start to corrode a bit and you just need to move it around to make a connection again.

Dave
Bingo Dave you are the man! Thanks a lot bro I walked right out side did what you said bam started working....So I guess I need to pull it out of the socket and look at it. Since I am at work I'll have to wait till later to do this but man thanks again saved me a lot of headache and trouble shooting!
 

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I think I need to replace mine too... but I'm too lazy. Mine works, but it's noisy till it warms up. I think I'll just keep using it until it dies, then I just won't breathe and stick through the cold.
 
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