A BMW 318i (E36) 1998.
Belongs to my brother - having a slight problem with the air conditioning
The unit in the centre console works fine. The microfilters were inspected and replaced last week.
When you turn the heater on (demister, air for passengers) , there is a lot of "fan" noise, but virtually no air coming through the demisters, or through the interior air grilles. (the thing that air comes out of, not sure what it's called, distributor?)
The centre console and dash area become rather warm, so the air is going somewhere... just not where it should...
Everytime I turn the air on or off, I can hear something making a "whirring" sounds, like an electronic door opening and closing.
If I stand outside the car, I can hear the fan noise quite considerably, is this normal, or has the air passage been broken somewhere?
I've given as much information as I possibly can. If there is anything else you need to know, please ask.
Any help is always appreciated
The name's Ray