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Blower Doesn't Work Properly

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7.4

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$724.00
Average Mileage:
107,964 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. on june 2, 2015 we paid $1,431 to repair (1 reports)
  3. replace blower motor resistor (1 reports)
2003 Oldsmobile Alero AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2003 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 152014

Alero GX 2.2 4CYL

  • Manual transmission
  • 82,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Blower for the A/C unit only worked on speeds 4 and 5 when I purchased the car in 2014 at 78,000 miles. I did not realize this until after I had been driving the car for a few days, it was quite inconvenient, but the car was still safe to drive as it was. I looked up the issue and it seemed that it was quite common for the blower motor resistor to malfunction on the Alero and similar GM cars.

I purchased a new resistor online for $17 and replaced it myself. It took me about 2 hours, mostly because I had no idea what I was doing. The resistor is underneath the passenger side dash behind the blower motor. The job involved disconnecting the battery, removing the plastic panel, the BCM (body control module?), the the blower motor, and then the old resistor. Replacing the resistor was the toughest part because it is right next to the firewall and there is next to no clearance to remove the screws. The new resistor plugged right in and then I put everything back together. The blower motor now works on all speeds and is still working one year later.

- , Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #6

May 242015

Alero GL2 3.4L V6 Fi Ohv 12v

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,750 miles

LOSS OF MORE THAN ONE HVAC BLOWER. MOTOR SPEEDS (FAULTY SWITCH OR FAULTY BLOWER RESISTOR BLOCK?). HVAC DIRECTION CONTROL UNIT MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED (A/C AND HEAT BLOWING OUT OF FRONT VENTS ONLY; SWITCH DOES NOT WORK).

Update from Jun 2, 2015: On June 2, 2015 we paid $1,431 at Burlington Chevrolet to replace and repair these items.

- , Florence, NJ, USA

problem #5

Sep 102014

Alero LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles

DANGEROUS WHEN DEFROSTER FAN CONTROL QUITS IN 100% HUMIDITY AND 7 INCH RAINFALL OVER 24HRS.

- , East Peoria, IL, USA

problem #4

May 282013

Alero LS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

REALLY AWFUL WHEN HEAT AND COOLING ONLY WORK ON HIGH

- , East Peoria, IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 012012

Alero V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,000 miles

ANOTHER ALERO PROBLEM!!!!! IMAGINE THAT. NO RECALLS ON THAT JUNK IMAGINE THAT TO.SOMEBODY POCKETS ARE GETTING FAT!!!!

- , Georgetown, IN, USA

problem #2

Dec 022010

Alero GL1 3.4L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,000 miles

The Fan only works on setting 4 and 5. (High and Highest)

- , Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #1

May 072007

(reported on)

Alero LX 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

I am just wondering if this is blower motor related, possibly a fuse or a transfer? I am just wondering how I can fix this since my limited warranty has expired. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

- , Shawnee, KS, USA

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