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Old 06-25-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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Blower motor resistor legit fix.

So I've been having the 97-02 blower motor resistor issues. A particle of dust or something gets in it and it shorts out an only runs at the highest speed, (how I know it's the resistor)..

Has anyone found a fix for this or found a way to install a 03-06 chip resistor in?

Just installed 2 new resistors this week and both have failed due to the design.

Already googled it and couldn't find a solution.

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Your resistor pack is probably failing due to excessive current draw caused by a fan motor that is going bad. The HVAC fan motor starts drawing excessive current when it is on the verge of failing.

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Your resistor pack is probably failing due to excessive current draw caused by a fan motor that is going bad. The HVAC fan motor starts drawing excessive current when it is on the verge of failing.
But the second I blow the dust out or paint chips out with an airtool it works fine until dirty. The cowel from my 97 (different design) let stuff down in the blower. How can I prevent junk from going down the system? I think the blower has been recently replaced.. So it should be fine.. It's the debris...
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You "think" it was replaced? Well, the HVAC motor is something I know fairly well & I would bet more $$$ it is drawing excessive current due to some of the windings shorting out against each other. But if you don't want to think it's the HVAC motor, that's ok too.
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You "think" it was replaced? Well, the HVAC motor is something I know fairly well & I would bet more $$$ it is drawing excessive current due to some of the windings shorting out against each other. But if you don't want to think it's the HVAC motor, that's ok too.
Well, checked it and its not. Guess you don't know everything.
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Here's how I know.. It f'in rains in my jeep via cowel.
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Photo won't load, but from the resistor socket It's dripping water.. So the cowel is letting water and shit it to Ruin the resistor. I guess I just need to seal the cowel? Shirley someone has fixed I without buying a 98 cowel
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Well, checked it and its not. Guess you don't know everything.
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Photo won't load, but from the resistor socket It's dripping water.. So the cowel is letting water and shit it to Ruin the resistor. I guess I just need to seal the cowel? Shirley someone has fixed I without buying a 98 cowel
Most people wouldn't dare or even want to try to help you again after receiving a comment like the above but...

What fixed my '97 TJ's passenger-side water leak was caulking the gap/seam around the HVAC air intake under the cowl with silicone caulking. There is a formed sheet metal slot the air comes in through & the sheet metal flashing around it doesn't always seal well enough which allows it to leak water. Remove the cowl & you'll see what I mean.

I don't know everything so that may not be where yours is leaking from but that is where mine was leaking from.

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