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Username Post: Rear AC Blower Motor Dual Squirrel Cages & Wheel?        (Topic#344801)
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05-18-17 01:45 PM - Post#2691775    

Edit: Just spoke with the shop & asked him to bypass the rear AC for now. We won't be using the far back bench so the front AC should be adequate. Plus I hope to get it painted a light silver before we leave - that will make it less of a rolling solar cooker!

Maybe later in the summer we can locate the correct assembly and get it installed ...

I need a source for the Rear AC Blower Motor with dual squirrel cages & wheel(s) for my '86 Suburban.

The shop is old school & doesn't like ordering things online - he says if I get it he'll install it.

He said someone told him there's one for $169. but he wasn't sure if he could trust the source.

Any recommendations, please?

I'm in a hurry as I have a trip planned and it's been in the shop for 4 days already.


Edited by HandyGeek on 05-18-17 02:01 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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05-18-17 04:48 PM - Post#2691800    
    In response to HandyGeek

U-Pull-It yards are full of Suburbans with rear A/C.
Nobody ever seems to want them.At least around here!

"You gonna leave it like that?

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05-18-17 06:12 PM - Post#2691812    
    In response to 100 CHEVY

These use a permanent magnet dc motor. They are fairly reliable, the only thing that tends to wear out is the bearings.

If you can find a junkyard version that spins freely, you can swap it in and it should work fine. Most of the Suburbans don't use the rear motor all that often, so you may find one in good shape.

Rebuilding these isn't usually worth the effort though. Once the shaft has scored with a bearing that has gotten hot, it develops enough resistance that the motor doesn't want to spin up to full speed. Even if it gets up to full speed, the motor tends to overheat fighting that resistance. So, if you can't find a decent one in the junkyards that spins easily, buy a new one.

I found one on rock auto, it lists for $52. I usually get parts from them the next day.

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05-19-17 08:41 AM - Post#2691889    
    In response to Vaughn

Cool, thanks!

I'll deal with this when we get back from the trip ... transmission cooler, cruise control, front seats, & paint have got to get done & not much time left to do it all!

Thanks again!

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05-22-17 08:01 AM - Post#2692262    
    In response to HandyGeek

Tint the windows! Better cooling. I have mine SUV's tinted dark for second doors and cargo areas.

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05-22-17 07:06 PM - Post#2692368    
    In response to gchemist

Windows are tinted.
Lack of time for a shop means when it stops raining I'll need to lightly sand then paint the rood primer-white for our trip.
I may end up painting the whole thing myself ... there are some interesting rattle-can demos on youtube.

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