Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: The blower motor does not turn on and the blower resistor starts smoking

asked by on

When you turn the blower switch on the blower does not go on in any position and the blower resister starts smoking. I changed the blower resister and the new one starts smoking as soon as you turn the blower switch on. Could this be a bad blower motor?
My car has a manual transmission.

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・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: There are little nicks/scratches through out my front windshield. Some of the scratches are deep. What could be causing this?

Hello - if you drive in any area frequented by sand, gravel or other large trucks that haul aggregate materials, this ends up on the highway, is kicked up by all vehicles, and attacks your windshield. Driving in northern states...

Q: Lost power steering and now my brake and battery light are on is the car safe to drive

Check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder. If the fluid level is normal and the brakes work normally, it might be safe to drive to a repair shop but beyond that, no, it is definitely not safe to...

Q: Cruise control quit working

Thanks for writing in about your 1998 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban. I would want to diagnose the brake pedal switch first so I wouldn't replace one that is working fine. A technician using scan tool will easily be able to see...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...