How To Replace The A/c Blower Motor? - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 07-27-2005, 12:29 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Bimmer-junky is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
I need to replace the A/C blower motor on my 1997 328i. Has anyone done it before, if so can you tell me what do I need to do? Or can anyone point me to a DIY guide or PDF Manual? Thx. used
Bimmer-junky is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 07-27-2005, 01:35 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
e36surge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 449
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
e36surge is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to e36surge Send a message via MSN to e36surge
One blower drives your heating and A/C.

See attached.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Picture_1.jpg
Views:	2805
Size:	419.0 KB
ID:	21541   Click image for larger version

Name:	Picture_4.jpg
Views:	1929
Size:	370.7 KB
ID:	21542  

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
- Mario Andretti



1979 320is RiP
1994 318is Sold
1995 325is Sold
1995 530i Sold
2004 M3
e36surge is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2006, 12:28 PM
n00b
 
loeryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: St Louis MO
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
loeryder is on a distinguished road
Has anyone replaced a blower motor recently that can give some tips.

The bearings were wasted in mine so I took it out.

And now the replacement is rubbing on the drivers side.

Also is the E30 and E36 that same blower motor part #?
The use done I got looks identical but the fan cages are 1/4" smaller in diameter.

And just an FYI the blower motor is a PITA to get out.

Jason
94 318iS 199k miles and still tickin
05 Silverado SS
92 GMC Typhoon #2407
loeryder is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 05-06-2006, 09:44 PM
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 294
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hamfisted is on a distinguished road
E30 different from E36 blower motor...

The E30 blowers are a bit different from the E36 blower assembly, easier to see if you sat them side by side. But a slight difference will really affect the efficiency of your A/C system with reduced airflow.
If you need one for your '97 328i make sure you order one specific for your car.


Here's what your's should look like.... factory Behr part.







Here's one for an E30....





Or this early E30 style.... smaller diameter fans.....























Mike
Hamfisted is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 05-25-2006, 10:35 AM
n00b
 
loeryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: St Louis MO
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
loeryder is on a distinguished road
Okay I have broken 2 sets of plastic cages trying to get it back together now.

A couple folks have told me to remove the clips that hold the cages on.
Both motors I have do not have clips on the cages and they seem to be pressed on.

These platic cages must be made of some cheap ass brittle plastic and are nearly impossible to cram between the wiring bulkhaed and the cowl.

Has anyone done this R&R recently that can post some tips for getting it back together in one piece?

Jason
94 318iS 199k miles and still tickin
05 Silverado SS
92 GMC Typhoon #2407
loeryder is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blower Motor Chirp Fixed jnash 3-Series (E46, E90) 2 07-07-2009 09:41 AM
E30 blower motor Kowalski Looking For 0 11-04-2005 04:59 PM
Maitenence Checklist- The Full Monty mmzcee 3-Series (E36) 12 12-05-2004 05:43 AM
Blower Motor Eraj 3-Series (E36) 4 10-30-2004 03:03 AM
BLower motor Or Blower final stage unit tt540i 3-Series (E36) 0 06-24-2004 12:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome