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Hi. Degreased my engine and water rinsed a month ago. My front blower motor hasn't worked since. Did I kill it, or just wound it?

Thanks!

Ron
 

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Hi. Degreased my engine and water rinsed a month ago. My front blower motor hasn't worked since. Did I kill it, or just wound it? Thanks! Ron
That's a no-no. ^^^ Just too many electrical connectors, and the starter motor is up in the valley under the intake manifold. Water pools in the valley.......

Blower motor - electrical connector ?? ......and is your motor in a case at the firewall or actually inside the HVAC stack IN the car - cabin ??
 

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I've sprayed those things many times and never had a problem. Try blowing out the connector and spraying some WD40 in it.
 

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The blower motor has a circuit board internal to the housing that connects to the motor at least on my 97. That circuitry is coated with some kind of sealant so it does not corrode or is exposed to water. If the coating is flaking off you may have damaged some components but that is unlikely. If water got into the connector you could have shorted out your programmer.
 
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