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Well, blower motor just died and its getting cold out, went to advance auto and voila, they had one in stock. Thing is, I have been reading around the forums and have found several posts saying that the ac lines needs to be evacuated... Dang, I just want to replace the motor... should slide right out towards the passenger right? The new one should slide right in... anyone replaced this yet? I have a chilton's manual at home and when i get there i will look at it but i'd rather go by what someone has said etc... Any help or thoughts will be appreciated.
 

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I just replaced mine. You do NOT have to pull the entire core. Take off the glove box. I also had my lower console already removed from messing with my shifter. Not sure if it would provide any more access to remove it. I doubt it.

Remove the bolts to the blower housing and the restraining straps on the A/C evaporator box using a variety of ratchet extensions and screwdrivers as they are a bit difficult to get to. Remove the three screws holding the blower motor.

Now comes the intersting part. You will need to use your spatial intelligence to pull everything back so that you can get the blower motor out. The problem is that it wants to go down and toward the firewall. So you have to kind of leverage stuff to get it out without breaking things. Not a big deal.

Reverse to reinstall.
 

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Charles said:
You will need to use your spatial intelligence to pull everything back so that you can get the blower motor out.
Good to know that this is the biggest challenge for me...hah!

Thanks for the help you two, I appreciate it greatly. When I get home later I will be tearing her apart. Hopefully it will go as planned... not like a normal rip and tear where something ends up tearing perm... =P We'll see.
 

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Woah now people.
Start by setting the heater to recirculate and unplugging the blower motor connector. Take the glove box off and cut away a section of the grille over the air intake that's big enough to comfortably fit your hand through. You should now be able to reach in and undo the nut holding the blower wheel to the motor shaft. Next undo the 3 screws holding the motor to the housing and use the play that gave you to work the blower wheel off of the motor shaft. With the wheel out of the way, you should have enough room to work the motor out of the housing, though it's still close as I recall.
 

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... cut away a section of the grille over the air intake that's big enough to comfortably fit your hand through.
Thanks again for the advice. So it's okay to permanently remove part of the grill. I haven't seen the entrails of this thing so I'm curious as to what I will be removing; what it looks like and that it wont affect any 'performance' of cooling or heating when everything gets to running again.

Again, I thank all who are giving me advice on this subject, I truly appreciate it.
 

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Well, after a painstaking 2 hours and cut up hands, I took the old motor out and put the new motor in. The hardest part was leaving the fan in the housing and trying to put the new motor shaft in so it would meet up at the top of the fan. The most painful part was maneuvering through the grill where there were jagged edges from where I cut it out... Hands were bleeding some after it was over; mix in some old soot and dirt and I had a good combo. New motor spins hard and I've got heat now so I'm happy. Thanks for everyone's help!

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I took less than two hours, no blood, and not that hard. I really think cutting the opening is not worth it. You can wiggle it out pretty easy once you loosen all the screws/bolts.
 

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Yeah, its possible I guess but I did try that to no avail before I made the cuts in the grill. Also, the new blower motor was longer at the bottom as it had a temple that made it longer than the oem motor. The thing is, I had a much harder time getting it back in then trying to get the old motor out. With the fan attached to it I don't know or think it would have made it up there since it was longer.
 

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What year was your crx that you took it out of? Maybe there was a slight difference in the area around the motor housing/floor. I'm telling you man, it was a freaking nightmare to get it out of the housing.... I had to take out the 10mm bolts off the firewall and sides that were holding the housing up so I could tilt it towards me to get more of an angle for the installation of the new motor. There really just wasnt enough room heh.
 

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It was in an 89 Si and the replacement fan was OEM and not aftermarket.

Sure, you have to remove the bolts, but with the right extensions that's pretty easy. They you just pull everything back a bit so that the fan and motor comes out. Hardest part for a fatass like me was working upsaide down.
 
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