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    Re: What goes in this rectangular hole?

    I think the whole airbox setup is completely different for the 93 and older. It's a whole other body style and they don't fall apart on those.

    Take pictures when you replace it, I want to see the progress and what it looks like underneath it.

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    Re: What goes in this rectangular hole?

    yeah that blower control module setup that plugs into the hole in the top of the housing goes back to the 80's ... E,K,C,D body vehicles all used a module with a heatsink that dropped into the box (probably to get fresh air to cool off the module (the're already putting a heatsink of the 'chip' so you know it gets hot)

    part numbers change through the years and the housing design changes with the body style changes
    but the overall design goes back pretty far it seems
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    Re: What goes in this rectangular hole?

    Quote Originally Posted by brougham View Post
    I think the whole airbox setup is completely different for the 93 and older. It's a whole other body style and they don't fall apart on those.

    Take pictures when you replace it, I want to see the progress and what it looks like underneath it.
    My 92 Eldorado is different, it's metal.
    I'll take pics as this may be a little harder than I thought. It's pretty tight back there just swapping out coils paks. The new one is flexible, not sure if it's flexible enough to get in without moving the motor.
    Taz

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    Re: What goes in this rectangular hole?

    Round 1...
    Whew, I think the car won that round. Pictures coming soon and not from the bottom unless I get one of those snake cams. You can't see anything, the steering and cross member is in the way.

    I need to figure a better way to move the engine forward. I bought a turnbuckle from Home Depot and it did not have enough throw to pull it forward enough to get the blower fan out. I'm going to try 1 large and 1 small turnbuckle with a J hook on one of the ends and see if I can hook the J to part of the frame or rig something up. It was frustrating.

    The heat shields screws weren't too bad to get to. The right one hold the heat shield over the blower motor also. The bottom 4 screws are going to be
    I can't get to them from the bottom or the side. It's all by feel. With a little more clearance, I should make it.

    My plan it to use a propane space heater to warm up the rubber cover on the heater core side and along the bottom crease. The heater core side will be the toughest to get in. I've tested the bottom crease of the new cover and it does flatten out nicely. So it should slide in and I'm thinking i need to "pin" it while it cools off. Put something like a pick in the bottom screws holes so it goes back into shape while cooling.

    Thoughts and ideas are always welcome...

    Thanks,
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    Re: What goes in this rectangular hole?

    I removed the coils then took of the top plate that's on the blower motor then it came our easily

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    Re: What goes in this rectangular hole?

    Quote Originally Posted by 98Geldog View Post
    I removed the coils then took of the top plate that's on the blower motor then it came our easily
    Thanks, I did try that.
    Still came up short.
    I've been eye balling one of those electric winches. I'd probably get into trouble though.

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    Re: What goes in this rectangular hole?

    I'm happy to report that replacing the HVAC cover with the engine in place is possible.

    HVAC Cover15_resize.JPG

    It's not advisable unless your a nut like myself.
    Taz

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    Re: What goes in this rectangular hole?

    Quote Originally Posted by txtaz View Post
    I'm happy to report that replacing the HVAC cover with the engine in place is possible.

    Attachment 103810

    It's not advisable unless your a nut like myself.
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    Re: What goes in this rectangular hole?

    Interesting. I think you are the first to confirm it can be done. Congrats. I can only imagine what a bitch it must have been. You might consider a write-up in the Tech Tips forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
    Interesting. I think you are the first to confirm it can be done. Congrats. I can only imagine what a bitch it must have been. You might consider a write-up in the Tech Tips forum.
    Id love to see one

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    Re: What goes in this rectangular hole?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger View Post
    Interesting. I think you are the first to confirm it can be done. Congrats. I can only imagine what a bitch it must have been. You might consider a write-up in the Tech Tips forum.
    I plan on doing that when I get some time.
    Right now I want to get everything on the car in good order so my weekends are booked.
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    Re: What goes in this rectangular hole?

    No rush and thanks in advance.

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    Re: What goes in this rectangular hole?

    Wow nice to hear and see! Sometime I will have to take a picture of the repair to mine for comparison

    I think there have been a few people to change it before, I remember a few years ago when it was still a bit easier to find them still intact used there were a few people here who did it.

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