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I'm sure you could manage to measure the amount of energy wasted by your condenser fan, but I promise you it's statistically insignificant. If you're trying to save an amp or two or power, it would make more sense to make sure you don't have any lights on or that you're not carrying any heavy objects you don't need in your trunk. That said, the most ...


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You have partially answered this yourself- you are seeing smoke, which implies the bearings are getting hot. So they could start a fire. Or in seizing up the fan could cause your wiring to catch fire. Or you could end up with a cabin full of dangerous fumes... etc You could do permanent damage, yes. Pay close attention and you might be okay. Personally, ...


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It sounds like the blower motor has a significant mount of debre jammed into it causeing it be off-balance or possibly even broken a blade. Or, the bearing that it spins on is just worn out. Either way you'll have to pull it down and have a look at what's going on with it, it should be noticable either way. Either it has a significant amount of play in it ...


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If the fan is installed Check if it has any play by placing one of the blades at about 12-o'clock and applying light pressure in and out. (top goes toward firewall and the blade at roughly 6pm would push outward.) You should have very little play here. If the fan isn't installed then you can just grab the water-pump shaft _(where the pulley should be ...


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It sounds like there is something between the blower and the heater core, maybe even on the core itself. It could just be leaves which have gotten sucked in and are now blocking it. When the blend door is is over to the cold side, it blows air just fine. Yet when the blend door is pushing across the heater core, it is greatly reduced. This leads me to ...


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If the original motor was bad it may have blown the fuse, check the owners manual to find the fuse box and to determine which fuse powers the fan. If the fuse checks ok the next likely culprit is the resistor that allows the various fan speeds. I believe it is located behind the glovebox in your Cavalier. The next options would be the switch the wiring and ...



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