Originally Posted by champagneinhand
I'm going in fora second replacement. My 2011 WK2 limited had first blower unit replaced at 38K miles. $$100 deductible paid. Now less than 18 months later again I will be paying. I'm kind of pissed and will grill the JEEP people, though I know they can only install the parts they have. I wish an aftermarket part was available as bearings shouldn't fail after it's been noted for years. Poor Jeep follow through on this. Although a common failure with electric motors at high rom and cool temps most companies have figured this out and seal the bearings well so no moisture gets in. That's usually the thing that leads to the breakdown of the bearings to start.
Has anyone found a good aftermarket blower? My 2011 JGC Overland has the blower whine mentioned on this thread. I'm about to replace it on my own and out of pocket (mine is out of warranty)
I just want to do this ONCE so I'm looking for a more reliable part than the OEM version that people are having to replace every 10-30k miles...
Has anyone used an aftermarket blower successfully???