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Posted: 07/31/19 12:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Only clicking you should hear is the AC relay. The fan does not have a relay.
Remember that the AC on majority will come on in defrost mode as well as AC mode.


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Posted: 07/31/19 02:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks much. I am still hearing the little click when I have the air on and the cold air slide moved to the far cold side.

This is the same no matter if it is in the cool mode or the heat mode. The fan blower motor will just not run in any speed.

The link you sent me suggests to check the relay on the blower in the power box I believe. My book for the ford chassis shows a blower mother relay under the hood is #4. This is the one I thought was clicking but it isn't doing anything when I listen to it or feel it while moving the blower switch up and down.

Here is a part of the link that you sent me that showed how to test for different problems that may be an issue with the blower.

Identifying the fault
When trying to diagnose a blower fan motor, the following steps should be followed:

If a car’s blower motor doesn’t work at all, there are several components to be checked in the system:

Check the fuse for power on both ends using a multimeter. If there is power on one end of the blower fan fuse but not the other, then the fuse needs to be replaced.
Check the fan relay, if the car is equipped with one. Such relays can be tested by placing a finger on them and switching the fan’s control on and off. Clicking from the relay is an indication that the relay is almost certainly working correctly.
Check the fan itself for power presence by turning on the fan control and checking the fan itself for +12V at its terminals. To do this, switch your multimeter to voltage measuring mode and verify that the voltage difference between the fan’s terminals is 12V. If there is no power present at the fan, suspect a wiring fault. In this case, it’s best to take the car to a certified auto electrician. If power is present on the fan’s terminals and the fan is not working, the blower fan is defective.

I have checked the fuse. It is not burnt out.

I found the relay that my book calls the Blower motor Relay and by moving the fan to off and on feel nothing or hear nothing. I suspect this might be an issue.

I also on the motor itself have a black wire and a red wire that appears to be the power and ground to the fan blower. I tested the volt going to those two wires by using my volt meter and there is nothing in volts from the Low- med-med high position but when I move to the high position I get a 4.23 volt for a split second and then it goes to zero. Again for some reason I suspect the relay but not sure.

Also i am searching for a broken wire somewhere but not findind any.

So with all of this any input would certainly be appreciated.

Thanks so much for all your help.
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Here is some new information. It has me baffled to no end.
I removes the blower motor. Hooked up to my lawn mower battery. It took off and runs fine.
While it was out I used my multi-meter and on the two terminals I had unhooked I probed the two wires.
When I set the blower to high fan I get a 11.9 volt reading.
When I go to any of the lower setting I get no readings at all.
So I reinstalled the motor thinking I could switch blower motor to high as I was sending 11.9 volts on the high side but now I get no motor running at all on any speed.

Any suggestions is appreciated as what this could be??

Thanks Much
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Posted: 08/07/19 01:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Verify which is common (motor) terminal on resistor assembly
Verify 12 volt input terminal

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I am still trying to get to the confirm stage of the common wire and the hot wire but I needed to ask this also.

When I turn on my key and put the blower motor speed control to high position and then move it down to the next lower setting I get this clicking sound. I have finally tracked it down and I am adding a picture of it.

I laid my hand on it and my wife moved the fan speed lever and I could feel it vibrate and click as she lowered the speed to one lower
speed.
Should this be doing that? Is it tripping this breaker to shut off power to the fan. If so I know I need to find the issue that is tripping this relay.

Thanks Dennis

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Posted: 08/15/19 10:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This relay is under the hood just above the windshield washer bottle on the firewall.
Thanks much Dennis

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Posted: 08/15/19 10:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It could be a bad relay
What happens when you remove the relay, does the circuit breaker trip?

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I haven’t tried to remove it yet but I will go try it. I can move the speed control switch from high to medium and back to high. I only feel or hear the click when moving from high to the lower setting. When I move it back to high I hear or feel nothing. I will go try to unhook it and see what it does!

Thanks for all your help Dennis

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I went out and I need to correct my earlier post. I can feel and hear that relay click going back to high also. So I can feel the vibration and hear the click going from high to med speed and the same goin back. It started raining so I had to quit! I unhook it as soon as I can and see what it dies.
Thanks again for your help!

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