Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Smoke coming from blower/fan area

asked by on

OK I was driving and I smelled burning wires.. Popped the hood and the smoke was coming from by the blower motor fan not working so I went and purchased a new one installed it and still see smoke and fan not running!!! I ran a wire from the blower motor to battery and fan popped right on what is the problem?? Thanks

My car has 177 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. The blower resistor and wiring is...

Hi there. The blower resistor and wiring is right there next to the blower and may be what is smoking. I recommend checking the blower wiring and check resistor and wiring to see if something is shorted out. If you need a professional to check it out, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose the electrical system and assist you with repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car has a rough idle and water leaking from the tailpipe - 1999 Toyota Land Cruiser

Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. If the smoke is slightly white, it could be burning the fuel too cold. This is an issue with a cylinder misfiring and causing raw fuel to enter the exhaust pipe. Check all...

Q: Noticing noise and brake dust coming from one of the front tires

Brake dust is a normal bi-product of the brake pads pressing against the rotors, however if there is an excessive amount on one side vs the other side, this may indicate a sticking brake caliper which causes the pad to...

Q: My car gets hot while sitting but cools down driving is it ok

Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2013 Hyundai Elantra. This could be a couple of things such as a faulty thermostat that is stuck open or closed or potentially a faulty coolant fan switch. When the coolant fans...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.