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My 209 ford xr6 aicon isnt blowing, theres a slight draft

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My 209 ford xr6 aicon isnt blowing, theres a slight draft through vents at higher speeds but other than that, there is nothing
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2009 fg
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Mainly just trouble shooting at this stage, if i can fix it myself i would prefer that
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Thats all, thanks.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello! My name is Gary.
Welcome to JustAnswer.
I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with a reply shortly.

Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello there,

How long have you owned this car?

Do you know when the pollen filter was replaced last?

Gary

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ive owned it for 4 years and have not once changed the pollen filter nor do i know where it is
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Ok.

Does the fan appear to have all speeds, just no airflow?

I have seen excessively blocked pollen filters or evaporator cores cause this.

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

This might help you:

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DZY1CxG2z2i0&ved=0ahUKEwinyrb_mavVAhWBxJQKHWMfA-gQwqsBCCgwAg&usg=AFQjCNGLo9nPnsuUscKQ3rMwSaDVNHPlaw

Gary

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Filter behind the glove compartment ? I just checked and seems to be clean and fine.
The fan has nothing, theres a draft through the vents at speed, but there isnt any indication of the fab actually working.The aircon plumbing is working, as they are cold to touch with the metal components even 'icing' up on the outside
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Ok.

I would pull the fan motor out to see if a piece of paper is caught inside the fan.

If that is normal, then there might be foreign buildup on the fan side of the evaporator core.

Gary

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Where can i find the fan motor ?
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

This might help:

http://www.fordxr6turbo.com/forum/topic/89442-photo-essay-replacing-the-blower-fan/

While the fan is out, look into the case at the evaporator for a dirty core.

Gary

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Fans out but not unplugged.
Look to be clean however when the car is started the fab does not spin.
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Ok, now we need out whether it is the fan motor or the hvac module or a wiring fault.

Does the fan motor turn easily? Will it spin if you help it with the engine running?

Does your car have climate control?

Gary

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Fan is free spinning if you manually turn it.
I believe i do have climate control ( can set the temoerature by °c )
The wiring plug into the blower motor seems to be jammed. ( i cant get it out )
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Yes, you have climate control.

The plug can get stuck on the terminals from heat etc.

Did that link I attached help you for removal?

Do you have a testlamp?

Have you checked the fan fuse?

Gary

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Is that located under the steering wheel or under the hood ?
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

check fuse f26 under bonnet - disconnect fan motor plug and check for power and earth (ignition and fan turned on) - if both present try reconnect fan and tap motor lightly -if earth not present may have faulty HIM - check connection into HIM module - scan for codes -

if no power check connections back to fuse f26.

Gary

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok thanks.
The blower fuse seems fine, ill run a test light now
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Ok, sounds like the power side will be fine.

Sounds like a fan motor open circuit or the blower module.

With your testlamp connected in place of the blower fan motor, the lamp should get progressively brighter as you increase fan speed.

One wire is 12v, one wire is a switched pwm ground from the module.

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hi again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hey gary.
Using a test light i found that there was power going to the blower motor so i assume its faulty. Ive ordered a new one.
Thanks heaps
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

If you are keen, I would try the blower fan motor across a battery.

You know your power wire, so you should be able to work out which terminal is 12v positive and which is ground.

If the blower fan works across a battery, it is ok.

Then the module would be the next likely cause.

Let's hope the fan doesn't operate across a battery as a test.

Good luck.

Gary