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In my 2002 Acura TL 3.2 my blower motor melted and also the

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In my 2002 Acura TL 3.2 my blower motor melted and also the connectors I replaced both of them but now the fan is on high I checked to make sure when I lower it the fan speed decreases and raise it to make sure it increases but when I install it there is barely any air passing through the vents I don't know what to do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Acura
Expert:  Jim replied 1 year ago.

jimhondatech :

hi this is jim, it sounds like the blower resistor has gone bad, when the blower got too hot and probably ruined the resistor

Customer:

hey jim my twin brother told me the same thing can that cause the fan to not blow through the vents

Customer:

I checked the resistor and it seems like it is corroded

jimhondatech :

yes your brother is right, if you want i can send you a test for the resistor to make sure it is no good

Customer:

how can I test it

jimhondatech :

let me send you the test, check it out and see if you feel comfortable doing the test, it isn't that hard, hang on a sec i will send it to you

Customer:

ok

jimhondatech :

Attachment: tltransistor.pdf

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here is the test, the hardest part is removing the wire from the connector, if you some kind of metal pick that will work to release the tab

Customer:

ok im gonna test it now

Customer:

brb

Customer:

my resistor works but its not blowing high in the vents

Customer:

the fan speed is good but its not blowing hard

Customer:

through the vents

jimhondatech :

ok, have you checked the cabin filter for being clogged

Customer:

no how do I do that

Customer:

?

jimhondatech :

i will send the instrcutions

Customer:

thank you

jimhondatech :

Attachment: tlcabin.pdf

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Attachment: tlgove.pdf

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you should be able lower the glovebox enough without taking the console apart

Customer:

ok im gonna check now

Customer:

I checked it was clogged I cleaned it at I turned the air on but I don't feel a strong breeze within the filter like its not blowing but I hear the fan on high but I don't feel it

jimhondatech :

where did you get the blower motor and another dumb question, you didn't reverse the wires in the plug when you replaced it so it would run backwards

Customer:

I got the motor from a junk yard and when I realized it I bought another from autozone and it did the exact same thing as the one from the junkyard so I returned the motor and kept the one from the junk yard and the wires are the same colors

Customer:

when its on it sucks my cigarette smoke towards it

jimhondatech :

well the only other possible problem is the control head went bad when the blower overheated and is not the the blend doors work correctly

Customer:

what are the blend doors

Customer:

and do you mean the climate control panel which turns my ac on and off

jimhondatech :

yes the blend doors are inside the heaterbox and they move to direct the airflow when you use the different modes on the a/c control panel

Customer:

how can I access them

jimhondatech :

you really can't, the control head controls them, see if the modes change from defrost to center to lower and check the air output if it gets stronger

Customer:

ok if that doesn't work

jimhondatech :

then the control head was damaged when the blower overheated what happens is the control head cannot handle the extra current

Customer:

so then that means I have to replace my control head

jimhondatech :

correct

Customer:

is it an easy job or should I have it professionally done

jimhondatech :

it involves taking most of the dash apart to remove it, you want a shop to do to prevent anything from breaking

Customer:

ok thank you for your help

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Experience: 18 yr honda tech, 30 yr expeience, 13 ase mastertech
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