Date: 26 Mar 2003 13:54:33 GMT
Subject: Re: The guys at work said I should write about my saab

Someone who looks an awful lot like Brittany <LauraJ2Bnopsamcom> wrote: > Merci guys for answering. > However, are you sure its an air bubble in the heater core? The > reason I ask is that (do not laugh) my dad was hitting something, then > putting some kind of oil on it (will not tell me what) and the fan > would blow for a few days. Ah, maybe I misunderstood. The fan isn't turning at idle, but it is at normal driving, is that what you're saying? > Some points I should outline might be of an issue (I know computer > hardware but nothing about autos) Troubleshooting is troubleshooting. Works on people too... > 1) I would hear a cranking noise just before it would die. It was > actually a funny noise and gave me a good laugh as I knew the > impending death was on its way for the fan. But why does idling affect this, I wonder? Voltage regulation issues maybe? > 2)The problem started last summer. The fan will not blow anything so > when I was idle I would almost pass out from the heat. OK I did pass > out once from being over heated in late August, but I pulled over just > in time. Windows are your friend in this case ;) > Traffic jams in Boston during the summer are not any fun. Ah. Yes, that won't help with the windows then, will it. > 3) I know the heater is working and so is the air conditioner because > when I am driving the temperature is fine. > I drove with two blankets all winter but the summer is on its way so I > know it has to get fixed. The car is fantastic and sentimental to me > because my dad drove it first. However he went back to his Audis, > traitor (giggle). Well, if the blower fan is making evil noises and seizing, then that at least needs to be dealt with. I suppose it's possible that it's juuuuuuust bad enough that a slight voltage drop at idle puts it over the edge, but it would be worth having your charging system looked at by whoever does the fan blower. > Hey the guys at work were right they said you guys would be able and > willing to help me. Well, willing anyway. Please let us know what comes of this, or if you have more questions of course. I still don't have a firm impression of why idling is affecting your heater fan if not voltage, and that seems like a bit of a stretch. Dave Hinz

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