W210 heater blower

The How-To Forum
User avatar
Dwduc
Senior Member
Posts: 247
Joined: Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:14
Location: Sedalia

W210 heater blower

Postby Dwduc » Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:14

Leaving town Friday to go visit family for the weekend the heater fan in the Mercedes quit working. So I had the girlfriend drive while I troubleshoot. Got access to the fan and powered it directly (sitting upside down in the passenger seat with my head under the dash). Fan doesn't spin at all. Removed the fan assembly and disassembled in my lap, found one brush worn so far that it came out of the holder. Called all the parts stores on our route and none were in stock. Arrived at our destination half frozen. Found an old Chrysler starter in my dad's garage and tore it apart to find 4 large brushes! Took about 15 minutes each on the grinder to make 2 brushes to fit the Bosch heater fan motor. Smashed all the parts back together with the new MacGyver brushes and it works!! Kinda noisy for the first few minutes till the brushes wore into the new shape. Going good for a zero dollar fix. Excited to see how long it lasts.

User avatar
RX-7 Chris
Posts: 7729
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:14
Location: Colorado Springs
Contact:

Postby RX-7 Chris » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:14

I picture someone driving up next to you and seeing two feet up in the air and wondering what is going on in that car, lol.
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

My Car Blog

User avatar
Shadowden
Posts: 2259
Joined: Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:14
Location: Highlands Ranch
Contact:

Postby Shadowden » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:14

Nice work! The BMW is going in on Friday for a noisy fan. Yippee for warranty.

User avatar
Dwduc
Senior Member
Posts: 247
Joined: Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:14
Location: Sedalia

Postby Dwduc » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:14

RX-7 Chris wrote:I picture someone driving up next to you and seeing two feet up in the air and wondering what is going on in that car, lol.


Yeah was alot easier to get upside down then it was to get back right. Thought I was going to ask her to pull over so I could fall out the door and get back in.


Return to “DIY”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests