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Re: Blower whistling noise

I don't know how they r charging 1100 or 9000 dollars for a motor blower!! That is just highway robbery. Hopefully your not paying that yourself.

I had this same issue. Unfortunately my warranty was up. Went down to my local Jeep dealer, picked up a new blower motor for 95 and I installed the motor in less than 20 minutes. Issue resolved.

Now unfortunately less than 9 months later I had to replace that motor again because of the nearing issue. Thankfully I saved my receipt and they warrantied it at no cost to me. Just annoying to do the whole process again.

My belief behind the bad bearing is due to water getting into the HVAC system and rusting the bearing. My car is an outside car, I don't garage it ever which I think might be the contributing factor.

Just a poor design in either the bearing or the HVAC system. It would be nice to know if there is in fact a correlation between outside cars vs garaged cars and bad blower motor fans

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My Jeep sat out from the time we had the first frost until things warmed up in Spring. It did sit through downpours. In Summer it was garaged most of the time.

I traded my WK2 for a 2016 KL Trailhawk. I miss the WK2, but there is a lot to like about the TH as well.
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New 2015 HA has the high pitch noise from the blower. Only when it's very cold out and blower is on high. Doesn't last long then it's gone. My 2014 never did this. Not worth it to take to dealer since it rarely does it.
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Re: Blower whistling noise

I have a 13 laredo and i get the same noise when it is cold out but it goes away when the car warms up. Any concerns?
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I have a 13 laredo and i get the same noise when it is cold out but it goes away when the car warms up. Any concerns?
Nope, they say it's nothing more than a cheaply (or poorly) built blower motor. They are actually cheap online so it's really not a huge deal if it goes out. I think I see new ones on mopar sites for like 100-120 bucks new OEM.
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Nope, they say it's nothing more than a cheaply (or poorly) built blower motor. They are actually cheap online so it's really not a huge deal if it goes out. I think I see new ones on mopar sites for like 100-120 bucks new OEM.
Ok ill. Look into that. Easy to install?
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I have a 13 laredo and i get the same noise when it is cold out but it goes away when the car warms up. Any concerns?

That's how it starts. It is a bit bothersome the first Winter, then it seems gone unless you are blasting your AC, but the next Winter it seems unacceptable. It's a bearings problem where the cold temps reduce the gaps and any condensation getting it eats away at the roller bearings. I have a hot tub impeller motor that eats bearings, until I had them put a tight rubber gasket on the shaft nearest the electric engine. Any moisture that was from condensed moisture on the impeller that would get into the bearings and eventually they had to be pulled and rebuilt. At least I didn't have to replace the whole blower.

Same principle where the bearings are very intolerant of any water or moisture even in the gaseous forms that reconstitute inside the bearing eventually displacing lubricant and metal.

It could be better designed but they just haven't got around to it.
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