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Re: Recirculation motor is most likely broken on 2003
Posted by bobc [Email] (#473) [Profile/Gallery] (more from bobc) on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 22:10:31

In Reply to: Re: Recirculation motor is most likely broken on 2003, Joe [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 27 Jun 2018 10:54:22
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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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