After working perfectly yesterday the blower motor on my 18-year-old Honda is making no sound and blowing no air. Any suggestions on what to check and how much replacement parts/service could be? Could a dirty cabin filter break down a blower motor? Or is that something that sometimes happens to all cars this age no matter? I know it is getting to be an older car but knock on wood it has been a good one and only has 106K. I am hoping to keep it a while so I should have been more careful.
Turn the ignition switch on.
Set the blower speed to high.
Reach under the passenger side the dash, and with the handle of a screwdriver rap on the blower motor.
If the blower starts working, replace the blower motor.
and if it doesn’t?
Check the fuse.
Tester any idea how much it would cost to replace it with service? If it is just a fuse that could be small right? As opposed to a 400-500 expense for the blower motor? I’m praying. Thank you so much for your input. Much appreciated.
I can’t tell you that.
Prices for auto repairs varies by location.
The motor is maybe $40-50. I bought two for my 1999 Civic. They worked but made a humming noise. I returned both and got a used one from a Civic at an auto wrecker. It runs and sounds fine. It’s an easy job on my Civic and probably on yours, too. Anyone trying to scare you by saying $500 is not to be trusted.
You were right i tapped that spot and on it went and then off again.
They looked it up and said 160 something for the motor and then there were parts and labor. I can’t do it myself.
Who’s “they”? A dealer will usually only use genuine parts from the carmaker’s supply network. They are usually high quality parts at a high price. Other repair shops will probably cost a lot less for the part and labor than a dealer.