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Posted: 12/11/2013 1:06:25 PM EST
Another damned electrical issue with our 2006 Kia Sportage!!
The heater blower stopped working.
I checked the fuse it's a 40 amp fuse and I checked it with an ohm meter.

So, seeing it is snowing like a bitch out and dark, I have time to see what else it could be!

To my thinking it is either the rotary switch, the blower motor itself or the wiring some where!!
I would think that if it was the blower motor the fuse would have blown?

So until I can get into the thing during the day...which will be Saturday, I have to live without heat and it is supposed to becold as shit for the next 3 days and snowing..great!!!

So, the question I have is, what is the best way to see if it is the motor?
I will see if I can get to the switch to see if a wire burned off on Saturday.

I fucking hate cars!!!!
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:08:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 1:09:28 PM EST by AmericanPeople]
This may not be the best way but either apply 12V (PROPER POLARITY!) directly to the fan motor or remove and test it.

I have replaced my fan motor at least twice in my 1988 S-10 Blazer.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:14:24 PM EST
With it turned on, hit the blower motor and see if it comes on. the brushes will stick when cold and
giving it a smack sometimes loosens them up. If they are on the worn out side it may get it going
for a while. Good luck.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:15:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 1:16:24 PM EST by gtownwrench]
slap the bottom of the blower motor while you have it turned on high speed. If it starts working, replace the blower motor

eta, to slow at typing
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:19:19 PM EST
The best you guys have is .........smack the motor!!!...........lol just kidding!!

I'll give it a try, the way my day has been going, the motor will probably break into a thousand pieces and Obama will pop out of it!!!
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:22:34 PM EST
I Get them going all the time with just a smack, works on fuel pumps too.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:24:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GMTECH9:
I Get them going all the time with just a smack, works on fuel pumps too.
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yup..tow em to the shop, smack em to drive them inside. Customers just love that.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:32:39 PM EST
Is it inop on all speeds? Most setups I'm familiar with use resistors to limit the current on all speeds but high - that's through a relay. So normally the resistor goes, but you still have high. But Koreans may do things differently....
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:38:05 PM EST
Unplug connection from motor and check for 12v when turning on the switch. Check the ground too. If this is good, motor is bad. Very simple.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:39:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:40:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 1:45:21 PM EST by MK4Mod0]
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Originally Posted By 94TBlazer:
Is it inop on all speeds? Most setups I'm familiar with use resistors to limit the current on all speeds but high - that's through a relay. So normally the resistor goes, but you still have high. But Koreans may do things differently....
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Inop at all speeds.

Gonna check it out after I finish my bowl of beef stew!!!

ETA............this car does not have AC just so ya know.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:48:50 PM EST
Sometimes the resistor takes a shit because the motor is bad, drawing too many amps. Other times the resistor has a bad solder job internally that can be resoldered (even though it says do not repair on it). Probably motor or a bad ground.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 1:52:21 PM EST
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Originally Posted By GMTECH9:
With it turned on, hit the blower motor and see if it comes on. the brushes will stick when cold and
giving it a smack sometimes loosens them up. If they are on the worn out side it may get it going
for a while. Good luck.
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This worked for me on my Hyundai Santa Fe.

I finally replaced the motor last week after bashing it with my fist to get it to work for over a year.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:03:26 PM EST
Check the resistor.
One on my 02 silverado burned the +12 supply pin. Before that it was dead on all but high.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 2:14:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 2:16:51 PM EST by MK4Mod0]
SUCCESS!!!................I gave it a couple of raps with a rawhide hammer and it took off like a champ!!!!

Hammer is staying in the Kia until I can replace the motor.


Thanks guys ARFCOM comes through again!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqcKbl-oIMM
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:23:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MK4Mod0:
SUCCESS!!!................I gave it a couple of raps with a rawhide hammer and it took off like a champ!!!!

Hammer is staying in the Kia until I can replace the motor.

Thanks guys ARFCOM comes through again!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqcKbl-oIMM
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FWIW, you can get a starter to work using the same trick too.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:40:16 PM EST
take your meter and check if you have power at the motor, switch on car running
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:41:55 PM EST
I feel your pain. The heater on my beloved Nissan is not working anymore. Granted, 28 is a virtual blizzard here and doesn't happen all that much but it's enough to keep me from driving the precious.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 3:42:24 PM EST
Sell the KIA and buy this instead


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