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> Is there a definitive test for this motor working/not working
The ACC diags (AUTO + OFF) are good at detecting a failed recirc motor, so run those if you have not already.
But hearing the motor run smoothly/normally and feeling a change in airflow is also pretty definitive that all is well.
some common symptoms:
- you hear the motor operating smoothly or rhythmically clicking but no change in airflow: Stepper motor shaft pulled away and disengaged. You can press it back together in a vise
- you hear the motor operating oddly, clicks, scrapes, snaps and no change in airflow: recirc "transmission" (series of plastic gears) has broken. there are replacement options.
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- Cabin Filter Observations, Joe , Sun, 24 Jun 2018 16:13:31
- Update, Joe , Sat, 30 Jun 2018 04:52:461
- Re: Cabin Filter Observations, Gene N , Mon, 25 Jun 2018 12:05:06
- Recirculation motor is most likely broken on 2003, dmz789qqq, Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:07:15
- But, will it stay in Recirc mode?, Boris Bubbanov, Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:07:52
- Re: Cabin Filter Observations, Joe , Mon, 25 Jun 2018 12:35:09
- If I could 10 degree cooler air by removing the filter ..., bobc , Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:46:11
- Re: Cabin Filter Observations, Boris Bubbanov, Sun, 24 Jun 2018 20:55:37
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