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Old 04-11-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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Blower Motor

I have a 2000 Alpine 40. Does anyone know how to access the blower motor for the dash heater/AC ?
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Old 04-11-2011, 05:01 PM   #2
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Unless different than all the other Alpines I've seen, it is on the outside of the firewall, just right of center, behind the front cap.
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When I had my 2000, to get the blower motor, I removed right cover in front of the passenger seat. It was up high and to the left.
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When I had my 2000, to get the blower motor, I removed right cover in front of the passenger seat. It was up high and to the left.
My friend has a 2001 Alpine and that is where his dash air fan blower motor is. I know cause I helped him work on his when it quit running. Ended up being a poor ground connection on the blower motor.

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I replaced my blower a couple of months ago and it was in the low $20s from NAPA. I could not believe how cheap it was and easy to replace. Like said above, remove the front covers just above the entry and you will see it. I think I did the job without any bleeding
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:54 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info. Found a replacement blower at the local parts house.
Still doesn't seem to force alot of air through the vents though.
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I also have a 2000 Alpine 40 and it has a squealing blower motor. I can't find a way to remove the motor. I have tried to access it through the fuse box panel opening in front of the passenger seat and from the outside by accessing the firewall through the generator compartment. Can anyone offer advice or suggestions. Your help will be sincerely appreciated.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:39 PM   #8
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Access the for the blower is through the panel just to the left of the fuse box panel.
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Word of advise from someone who has repaired a bunch of them. About 1/2 of the times, it was the ground for the motor. Most of the manufactures used a sheet metal screw to hold the ground wire connector. If you are ever in this area install a stud and a star washer to the ground on the motor.
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Thanks. Didn't realize there was a panel there. Once you made me aware of how to access the motor, it was quick work to replace it. Luckily, in 6 years of using the coach, I've never had a problem with the multitude of fuses which are located below and left of the motor.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:58 PM   #11
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Allan, I replaced mine and it didn't increase the air flow either. I check behind the back-up monitor and the back of he monitor has crushed the air tubes going to the driver side. I think a flat panel monitor is the solution. I don't have enough room to move the monitor aft.
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Allan, I replaced mine and it didn't increase the air flow either. I check behind the back-up monitor and the back of he monitor has crushed the air tubes going to the driver side. I think a flat panel monitor is the solution. I don't have enough room to move the monitor aft.
To clean up the area behind the monitor I relocated the monitor about 3" to the rear (closer to the driver). I did this by just using 2 of the 4 mounting bolts and putting the monitor bolts into the rear mounting nuts that are part of the monitor. I like this better because it makes it a little easier to see and makes for more room for the ductwork. The screen is a bit more adjustable up and down and it has never come loose in 3 years. I have also taken the sliding drawer for the HWH out of there and fabbed an aluminum panel for the HWH controls. Kind of miss the cup holders but it no longer is creating wiring problems that we had previously.
One of the problems I had with lack of flow from the heater ducts was the heater/ac control panel. The unit is from GMC Savanna van. WRV did some real sloppy work (imagine that) assembling the retaining bracket and poked some screw holes into the backside of the controller. After fixing a few vacuum leaks and making a vacuum plumbing change we now get decent heat. (Previous owner advised they drove with mukluks in the winter due to lack of heat on the floor vents). Hope this helps,,
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If you replace your original blower motor and it has a metal squirrel-cage fan, keep the metal squirrel-cage. I didn't, and as I left Phoenix, mine made a horrendous noise and vibration, I lost the fan by Flagstaff. It was about a year old. The vibration had broken the male end of the electrical connection. Upon removing the blower motor, I found that the squirrel-cage had gotten hot and was out of round, thus the vibration. NAPA replaced the blower motor and said that was a warping of the squirrel-cage was a problem.
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