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Stupid blower motor HELP?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chevyfumes, Nov 23, 2001.

  1. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    I was replacing the heater blower motor on my 74 W/AC and the new motor is to long when I install the fan turbine it is 5/8 of an inch to long. Didn't get a chance to ask the parts store if the newer fans were shorter... Does anyone know about this, what a PITA for something that should be so simple...[​IMG]

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  2. JimmyJuneau

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    Are you sure you cant remove your old fan and replace it with th new one When I replaced my blower motor on my 85. It didt come with a fan but I had to remove the fan from the old motor and install it on the new one.

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  3. chevyfumes

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    Yes when I put the OLD fan back on it makes the entire unit 5/8 " longer. I was wondering if you get a new fan if they are shorter to acomidate the shaft of the new motor....

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    You put the fan aon the right way right? If you did my guess would be that the parts guy gave you the wrong blower?

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    The last one I bought was the complete unit with the motor and fan. Your new motor came without the fan? [​IMG]

    '85 K5 : Run it til it breaks, then fix it and go again!
     
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    I did call a different parts store and we compared motor dimentions over the phone and it was the same as my new one. now all I have to do is talk Mr. chevy 4x4 into taking his apart and measure his motor and fan [​IMG]... my thinking on it is that they combined all years(for aftermarket) and that I'll have to buy a new fan, thats shorter...I hope, or its time to turn sh!t into icecream[​IMG]

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