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'02 Sedona front blower motor?

Fuses look good. Motor has been whining for a while, and yesterday, I think it finally gave out (8 yrs old). If fan speed selector is put in any of the four positions, NOTHING comes out of the dash.

In any position, if the A/C button is pressed, it lights up, but still nothing comes out of the dash vents.

1. Where is the front blower motor located?
2. How hard is it to access for replacement?
3. How is it removed? (steps, please make it simple and dumb-it-down for me)
4. How long should the R/R take for a fairly adept person handy with tools?
5. Does the R/R involve disconnecting any A/C lines or components? (the pics of the blower motor I've seen looks like it just sits in a cylindrical cavity and is held in place by a few screws; so shouldn't involve much else). I'm just wondering where it is, ease of access and replacement.

I've checked the Kiatechinfo site, but it doesn't show you how to do anything accept for how to check if the motor is bad once it is removed from the vehicle by applying power to the motor terminals.

Thank you for your expertise or experience with this replacement, if you have already performed one in the past.

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First the blower motor is located behind where the glove box is. To access the motor you will need to remove the cover just under the glove box (it has 4 screws holding it) you them can see the bottom of the blower motor. Next disconnect the wire harness connector, then remove the 3 screws that hold in the blower motor. You will then be able to slide the motor out of the HVAC unit. Probably should take no more than half hour. You can add power and ground to the male pins of the blower motor to see if it will turn, it doesn't matter which pins you do this to it will either work or not.
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First the blower motor is located behind where the glove box is. To access the motor you will need to remove the cover just under the glove box (it has 4 screws holding it) you them can see the bottom of the blower motor. Next disconnect the wire harness connector, then remove the 3 screws that hold in the blower motor. You will then be able to slide the motor out of the HVAC unit. Probably should take no more than half hour. You can add power and ground to the male pins of the blower motor to see if it will turn, it doesn't matter which pins you do this to it will either work or not.
Thank you. Sounds simple and straight forward, and coordinates with some online estimate of the repair for the labor costing $44-52 (about an hour tops).

I will try to look at it in the next few days, and if having any difficulty, will refer back here with questions, or my results.

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Found blower motor
Removed
Connected to battery under hood, and blower motor / fan worked just fine.

Bad resistor?

Put blower motor back in.

Fan / blower did nothing, except on 4 (high setting). Worked great.

Connected resistor back between selector and blower...worked on all four settings.

Bad connection somewhere?

Anyway, all is fine now.

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Question Squeaky Fan

When the motor is removed are you able to lubricate it as mine has a really annoying squeak when on speed 1.

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When the motor is removed are you able to lubricate it as mine has a really annoying squeak when on speed 1.

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I don't think so. You can see a pic of the blower motor here... 2002-2005 Kia Sedona Blower Motor - 4-Seasons

It's a squirrel cage with the motor attached very close to the motor. Even if you did try to squirt something onto the shaft between the cage and motor housing, I don't think it would stay there for very long.

It was pretty easy to get to though. And they are rather cheap. You can get them from RockAuto.com for <$40; and don't forget the 5% discount code.

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