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dodgy blower/heater motor

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by imported_greentsport, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. imported_greentsport
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    [Nov 20, 2005]
    hi everyone

    ive had my a3 t sport just over a year and its developed a big prob in the blower motor. it keeps going off!!!! or going really slow

    is it a shot motor or is there something i can do to fix it
    is this a common prob on the older a3s

    if it needs changing is it as easy as the golf
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    [Nov 21, 2005]
    Yes common problem with climate control cars as the blower is on all the time. The brushes wear out. You can take it apart and clean them up but it'll only cure the problem temporarily. It's very easy to get to, just remove the glovebox. If you decide to replace it, don't buy one from audi, they are about £350!
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    [Nov 21, 2005]
    Common eh?

    First time I've heard this one.
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    [Nov 21, 2005]
    Well it's common on older cars, and is dependent on useage, but yes, the blower unit will only last a finite time, i.e. if you use cc all the time and do 15k miles a year then it'll fail after about 7 years.
    Just on this forum there are half a dozen people who have suffered a failure (including me) and ringing round the normal suppliers they're all familiar with the problem, so I guess maybe not common, but certainly not uncommon.
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    Audi should make them last forever!

    Silly car making elves!
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    [Dec 5, 2005]
    My 98 T sport does the same with only 55k on the clock. Is Euro or German & Swedish a better option and how much will it be?? If its £350 from Audi it won't be pennies from these suppliers, will it?
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    [Dec 6, 2005]
    Mine is making a strange squeal/screech each time i get in the car in the mornings and turn the heater on.

    Is this the same thing? Its been doing it for ages and goes pretty much straight away.
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    [Dec 6, 2005]
    Europarts seem to be a good source for Valeo OEM blowers, the one below was for an A4
    When a new unit is required Europarts (www.eurocarparts.com) quoted £99
    +VAT for a Valeo oem part.

    Here's the thread on the A4 section
    Dodgy Blower
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    [Dec 7, 2005]
    yep mine does strange squeal screech thing too. funny thing is sometimes it wont work til i hit a bump in the road or something then when it runs if i turn right the motor cuts out...very weird...ta for the thread link andymac much appreciated
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