A few Other Chevrolet Malibu Car Questions
Steering Problem on My 2009 Chevy
I have a clunking noise in the front end and the steering. It happens when i am turning slowly
like in a parking lot. Going forward gear or backwards does not change the sound. When i
am driving and going around a corner or just pulling into my driveway i hear the noise
2005 Chevy Impala 3.4L
Question = Smoke started coming out of my vents and then the fan isn't working anymore on this
car what is the problem. It isn't running hot or anything.
Answer: You have either a bad blower motor or blower motor resistor, or possibly even both things.
The smoke coming out of the vents is from one of those two shorting out and burning up. Usually it
is the blower resistors that go bad and cause the fan not to work, but if it has gone out badly it can
take the blower motor with it.
It could have even popped the fuse for the blower motor. You would have to remove the lower dash
panel on the passenger side of the vehicle and get up in there to remove the blower resistor. It is
almost against the firewall and there are two small screws that hold it in. The blower motor is right
there as well and can be easily changed if necessary.
My 1998 Chevy Malibu blower motor keeps going bad. I have had it replaced three time
in the last 2 years. I have also had the blower motor resistor replaced once. I there
anything that causes this on my car?
A common cause for these failures is that water is getting into those components. If the
blower motor looks like it is rusty, or the resistor keeps burning up, then it is most likely
water intrusion. A usual place for water to enter into this area is a loose, or missing
weatherstrip under the upper cowl panel. Or the cowl panel is not sealed well against the
windshield. The cowl panel is the long plastic panel under the wiper blades/arms. From
the passenger side fender, you can lift that panel from under the hood and look for a black
weatherstrip about 18 in. long that is suppose to be attached to the steel lip just below the
windshield. If that weatherstrip is hanging or fell off completely, then you have found the
leak. Glue the strip back into place to cure the water leak. If no strip at all, then there was
not a seal, and the cowl panel to windshield will need to be sealed with silicone
Repeat Blower Motor Failure On Chevy Malibu