My 1996 Taurus has 202,000 miles on it. One day a while back I was headed home from work. I had the AC on and fan on HIGH. I all of a sudden started smelling something hot. I threw my sunglasses into the passenger seat and saw a gray haze in my interior and slammed on the brakes and pulled over thinking my car was on fire. I got out quickly and looked under the car and then under the hood. I then followed the HOT ELECTRICAL smell to passenger side floorboard under dash. Blower motor. $26 part so I changed it. The weather got cool again so i didn’t need AC for a couple of weeks. Now, ANYTIME I try to put the fan on HIGH I get that hot electrical smell. The fan has 4 settings, on the first three it’s fine, but as soon as you put it on high it smells very hot. My AC isn’t as cold as it used to be but it was like that before the fan motor gave trouble. I think I just need to charge the system.
Any ideas on why my fan motor gets/smells hot on high setting. No fuses has blown. I definitely don’t want to burn this motor up. You guys should know that I got new fan motor that has the same electrical connection so I didn’t have to splice anything. Is something overloading??