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Problem is that the blower motor (2000 Eldo) was running whenever it decided to while parked. When driving, blower motor would come on for 20 seconds or longer and then shut off. Then would come back on at any times 20-1 minute or longer. Finally blower died I think (smelled burn't smoke for a couple of seconds when it finally died. Was wondering if its an easy install from looking under the hood. Would I have enough clearence between the engine and blower to pull out and re-install? Please advise with any other concerns that I might need to know. I know to take the negative off the battery.

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I can't speak for the '00 but on my daughters '99 SLS the blower motor was moved from the firewall to in cabin (passenger side under the dash). I don't know if this is easier or harder access than the firewall design.
 

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Here is an update for completing the blower motor install. After removing a few items (crossbar, cover plate and a couple of other small things) You HAVE to TAKE OFF the valve cover (make sure you get a gasket before hand to replace) in order to install as well as take out the blower motor fan. It took me and my son a little over two hours to complete everything. It was the fan motor and now everything is working great. Still need the air condition as we are in arizona.

Thanks and hope this helps the next person.
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Fastfred said:
Here is an update for completing the blower motor install. After removing a few items (crossbar, cover plate and a couple of other small things) You HAVE to TAKE OFF the valve cover (make sure you get a gasket before hand to replace) in order to install as well as take out the blower motor fan. It took me and my son a little over two hours to complete everything. It was the fan motor and now everything is working great. Still need the air condition as we are in arizona.

Thanks and hope this helps the next person.
Fred
I did this repair, with an engine-tilter. Took off the dogbones (torque struts) and tilted the engine forward.

Still needed to wiggle the blower motor in, but without tilting it was practically impossible.

I read about removing the valve cover, but I wasn't up to that task--sounded too messy and "dangerous" being that it was my first repair on the Eldo (rookie here). With the help of Ranger and other fellow forumites, I did it.

Good thing you got it working!
 
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