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  Front Blower stuck on high. - Posted: 11-28-2005, 11:02 PM
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I have a 2001 T&C. I hope nobody will mind that I am using this forum for information. The front blower is stuck on high. It does not matter how I set the controls (even turning off the climate control), it remains on high. When set to a particular temperature, it seems to blow the right temperature air. I think that it is probably the switch, but it might be the rheostat. The dealership say that the switch (which is part of the control head) is $300 and the rheostat is $99. So, here are my questions:
Can someone tell me if I have thought this through correctly and, in particular, which part needs replaced?
Whatever part needs to be replaced... is it a pretty easy job?
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 Posted: 11-29-2005, 12:05 AM
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I'm not sure of the name of the part. On my '95, it's located on the firewall, passenger side in the engine bay. Theres a flat plate about 2" high by 1" wide with a group of 4 or 5 wires plugged into it. Its this that controls the blower motor speed. I don't know what they are worth new, I had a parts van that I used to change mine. You could try local scrap yards also for the part. It might also be its wiring harness going into part, that is faulty. Good luck....
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 Posted: 11-29-2005, 12:36 PM
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This is the blower motor resistor. It's a dealer-only part, but only runs about $16-$19. Just go get a new one and don't fuss with a used one.

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 Posted: 11-29-2005, 04:26 PM
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chances are an '01 town and country has automatic temperature control and if thats the case it doesnt use a resistor, but uses a power module that uses pulse-width modulation to vary the speed of the blower motor, kind of like a computer controlled blower resistor that can allow the blower motor to run at any speed, not just the 4 or 5 settings
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  Thank you - Posted: 11-30-2005, 07:24 AM
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All who replied -

Thank you for your input. I will let you know how the repair job turns out.
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 Posted: 11-30-2005, 02:59 PM
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chances are an '01 town and country has automatic temperature control and if thats the case it doesnt use a resistor, but uses a power module that uses pulse-width modulation to vary the speed of the blower motor, kind of like a computer controlled blower resistor that can allow the blower motor to run at any speed, not just the 4 or 5 settings

Had the same problem on my wife's 01 T&C. The above is correct, the fan speed control module is the problem. It cost me $60 for the part at the dealer and took me about 2 minutes to replace it. It is located behind the glove box. Squeeze the glove-box sides to release it and let it fall out of the way-empty it first of course-- the fan speed control will be right there.
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I had the same problem as well. 23.00 CAN$ 3minutes to change. All is good !!
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 Posted: 12-12-2005, 05:32 AM
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It definitely sounds like a blown Resistor Block - they are available at your dealer for about $14 or http://www.rockauto.com for around $16 + $6 to ship it. You may also want to check this out for handling the most common AC/Heater Blower issues (additional parts are listed)...

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t340871.html
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 Posted: 12-13-2005, 01:46 PM
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Anyone know where these resistor thingies are located on a 93 GC? I have the same problem. (heater and AC only work on high, nothing else works)
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It's under the hood, on the passenger side firewall. It will have a harness, with 5 or 6 wires coming out. It is screwed on to the firewall, with 2 screws.
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