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How Long Does a Heater Blower Motor Last?

During the colder parts of the month, you will start to rely more and more on your car’s heater. With all of the different components that are in place to ensure your heater works correctly, you may have a hard time keeping up with them all. The heater blower motor is one of the most important parts of a car’s heating system. It is the job of the blower motor to take the heat that is being produced by the system and blow it into the cabin of the car. When you need heat in a hurry in your car’s cabin, the blower motor will have to spring into action.

For the most part, the heater blower motor on your car is supposed to last as long as the actual vehicle does. Due to the harsh conditions that this blower motor has to operate in, it will usually end up having repair issues. There are a variety of problems that the blower motor may have that will render it useless. The last thing that you want is to be unable to get the hot air that you need to keep your car’s cabin at the right temperature. More often than not, the problems that a blower motor has will be caused by a wiring issue.

When problems with your heater blower motor start to surface, you will have to act swiftly in order to reduce the amount of time you are without hot air. The blower motor will not usually be checked out during a routine maintenance procedure and will only get attention when there are repair issues with it. When there are problems with the heater blower motor, here are some of the signs that you will notice:

  • The heater in the car will not come on at all
  • The car’s heater will only work on occasion
  • The flow of air is very weak

Having a professional to find and fix the issues with your heater blower motor is the best way to ensure that the job is done the right way. Attempting to do this type of work by yourself may make things much worse due to your lack of experience. If you're noticing a problem with your heater blower, have a certified mechanic repair the problem for you.


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Marvin

5 years of experience
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Marvin
5 years of experience
Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Heater Blower Motor - Las Vegas, Nevada
Great service, prompt and friendly. I thought I'd covered all my bases when researching my AC issue. I was right except that I assumed I needed both the resistor and the blower motor with fan cage. Turns out the motor was fine, but unfortunately it was the cage that was the culprit of all the noise, which didn't come with the motor (I assumed from my research that it did) So I ordered that part and am happy to have Marvin back to replace it soon.
Nissan Altima - Heater Blower Motor - Henderson, Nevada
However he has to come back since the blower motor fan worked for few minutes and now it is not working anymore.

Robert

21 years of experience
125 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
Kia Sedona - Heater Blower Motor - Fort Worth, Texas
Robert was willing to stay late and work after dark just to make sure that he finished the job. The fan now works better than it did when the car was brand new!

Scott

33 years of experience
418 reviews
Scott
33 years of experience
Ford Escape - Heater Blower Motor - Denver, Colorado
Scott arrived on time and got straight to work. Changed out the blower motor and blower motor resistor in less than an hour. Very pleased with his service.

Don

16 years of experience
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Don
16 years of experience
Toyota Echo - Heater Blower Motor - Fenton, Missouri
He is the most thorough mechanic I've ever had service with. He explains issues as a science, his knowledge has depth and he is a really nice guy. We'd definitely use him again.

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