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I'm needing to replace the frozen cab heater fan inside the dashboard. It has not worked and winter is appoaching. I see where I can buy a replacement fan unit, but I also see that the entire dashboard must come out. Anybody out there willing to scan some pages from Chiltons and email them to me so I can see what to expect in this massive job??? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Cab Fan Motor Replacement; Help with what to expect. (JTcapa)

the entire dash dost need to be removed, only the bottom console and side panels...once in on the right hand side pop the metal clips of the houseing then, take air ducts off .the side houseing should just then slide out to reveal the motor... there will be 3 phillips head screws. undo wires then slide motor and fan out of houseing.. this is for an older model but i think there the same..<p>michael.
 

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Re: Cab Fan Motor Replacement; Help with what to expect. (devalmyth)

Hi Micheal,<br>Thanks for the encouragement. I've got a 1986 240DL and when I first took apart the lower assembly it did not appear as simple as you suggest, but I'll take another look and hopefully, you are correct. I'd love to have heat this winter. I did find a replacement moter on VolvoWorld.com for only $88.00 instead of the $233 quoted to me by a local mechanic. What else should I replace when I do this? I see that volvoworld sells a "heater valve" which I don't know about and a fan motor switch which is on the dash. The local mechanic said something about a "Switch & resistor" any ideas what he's talking about?
 

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Re: Cab Fan Motor Replacement; Help with what to expect. (JTcapa)

well the heater valve is to let the water through to the heater core. you only need to replace this when you feel the heater to be somewhat on all the time..say the car is always hot, especially in summer.when you slide the switch from cold to hot, this opens that valve. as for the switch and resistor, i dont think you need to replace that unless broken. i am stripping a volvo same model as yours tomorow at work, i will take happy snaps and fully document it for you, so it will be easyer to follow than the car books.. as for the motor price sounds good. then you can enjoy 100degrees of pure heat in winter. <IMG SRC="http://image1ex.villagephotos.com/pubimage.asp?id_=952684" BORDER="0"> <p>michael.
 

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The switch & resistor should be replaced too. It's what gives you the different speeds. I don't know exactly how it works, but I believe there are resistors that control how fast the fan spins for each speed. Usually when it fails, you lose the 1st speed, then the 2nd, then the 3rd, and 4th. My '87 240 only has the 3rd and 4th speeds, but at least my blower motor works because I'm dreading the day when it fails completely. So far it only makes noise at certain times.<p>Good luck! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>PS: If you plan to do a lot of do-it-yourself work on any 240, I would recommend buying a Robert Bentley manual that covers the '83-'93 240. It usually sells for around $30-35, and it can be found on ebay frequently. Also, check my links page below for many sources of new parts that will be MUCH less expensive than any indy mechanic.
 

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Re: Cab Fan Motor Replacement; Help with what to expect. (devalmyth)

The heater valve must be working cuz I can turn the heat switch to the red and it gets hotter my natural convention, then I can shut it off in the summer by turning it to the blue. The only thing I'm not sure about is the switch and resistor. Maybe better safe than sorry. On related topic, where in the U.S. is the best place to buy parts online??<br>Oh And many thanks for taking pictures! That is invaluable!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Cab Fan Motor Replacement; Help with what to expect. (towerymt)

Great idea on the manual from Ebay! I use ebay all the time, don't know why I did not think of it. I did not find any Robert Bently manuals but plenty of others. Thanks for the help! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1872008360" TARGET="_blank">Item # 1872008360</A> <br><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1871942307" TARGET="_blank">Item # 1871942307</A> <br><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1871949405" TARGET="_blank">Item # 1871949405</A> <p>I like <A HREF="http://www.fcpgroton.com/volvo.htm" TARGET="_blank">FCP Groton</A> and <A HREF="http://www.importpartsspec.com/" TARGET="_blank">IPS</A> for new parts, but there are quite a few online vendors.<p><A HREF="http://www.megaparts.com/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.megaparts.com/</a><br><A HREF="http://www.alloemvolvoparts.com/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.alloemvolvoparts.com/</a><br><A HREF="http://www.gapa.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.gapa.com</a><br><A HREF="http://www.NewVolvoParts.com/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.NewVolvoParts.com/</a><br><A HREF="http://www.foreignautoparts.cc/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.foreignautoparts.cc/</a><br>
 

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Re: Cab Fan Motor Replacement; Help with what to expect. (devalmyth)

Hi Michael,<br>How did the heater motor replacement go? Did you manage to take any happy snaps? I'd love to see them.<br>Cheers<br>([email protected])
 

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sorry man, the other worker joe wrecked the car before me, BUT, i will pull apart my staion wagon tomorow and take pics, just for you, since i dont use the car and it wont take me long to do... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>michael.
 

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Re: Cab Fan Motor Replacement; Help with what to expect. (devalmyth)

That is wonderful. I really appreciate your help. This puts credits on my side with my wife, no longer will she give me trouble for not fixing something! Ok...well that is being overly optimistic, its more likely that she'll say something like, ..."so why didn't you do this 2 years ago mister?!" *sigh* Anyway your encouragment is appreciated. I still find it hard to believe that I don't have to remove the entire dashboard, plus I found the whole fan/switch/resistor thingy online for only $58! Wow that is so much better than the local volvo shops $288 price tag just for parts! If you ever need advice on home design/remodel or construction I'm your man.
 

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thanxs i will keep that in mind when im doing B/R up, or sumthin, the pics are on there way...<p>michael.
 

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Re: Cab Fan Motor Replacement; Help with what to expect. (devalmyth)

crapolla... hhmm scaner is not working properly..ill get them to you asap!<br><IMG SRC="http://image1ex.villagephotos.com/pubimage.asp?id_=952853" BORDER="0"> *scaner*<p>michael.
 
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