Sometimes I need to punch on the passenger dash board in order for the ac to turn on (Chevy Impala 2006) someone said it might be the fan motor, how true could this be?

5

Asked by Mar 19, 2016 at 04:23 PM about the 2006 Chevrolet Impala LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

12 Answers

355

Next time instead of punch or smack reach under glove box and give a wiggle test to your blower or multimeter and check for voltage for an actual diagnosis ...

90,635

Highly likely, a sudden jolt can shock an electric motor into running but it won't last cause every time you jolt it you pit the armature and blow off a piece of brush so eventually you will loose the blower all together.

5

@Shlomo wont i need to remove covering for all that (please excuse me as I am very air headed when it comes to vehicles) plus i wouldn't know what a multi meter would look like. I mentioned my question to a "mechanic" he said that would be it and was trying to charge me around $230 @Tennisshoes thanx for your response if indeed your right i saw a video where it doesn't look to difficult to replace

5

Blower motor or Fan motor are the exact same thing right??????

1,375

take your automobile down to your local shop and the technician should be able to diagnose the problem with the malfunctioning ac

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
90,635

Heater blower motor is for the heat and A/C system, the other motor is called a cooling fan motor or radiator fan motor. Heater fan motor id for heat inside the car, radiator fan is for heat created by the engine compartment

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
5

@tennisshoes so what likely am i dealing with? when i "punch", which i actually smack, the dashboard simply for the reason of wanting my air conditioning to start blowing, in which it does

90,635

The most common would be a bad heater blower motor, the next would be a heater blower motor relay and finally a bad ground to the heater controls. All of the listed componets can be started by whacking the dash if they are the least little bit weak.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
5

@Tennisshoes thanks for your help i will save money & replace the blower myself since i don't see it difficult in doing; hopefully all is well after that, If not i might have to prepare to dig into the bank for somebody to change out a resistor or bad ground

90,635

Ok. Good luck, I can tell your going outside your comfort zone on this, just take your time and you will be fine.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
5

@tennisshoes quick question, both front wheels and 1 back wheel read 215/60R16, the remaining back wheel reads 205/55R16, please tell me this wont affect my car in any negative way??

90,635

See answer in your messages.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Impala

Looking for a Used Impala in your area?

CarGurus has 29,005 nationwide Impala listings starting at $1,100.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Impala Questions

Chevrolet Impala Experts

#1 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 1,750
#2 Danny Wang
Danny Wang
Reputation 1,640
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,530
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Malibu
810 Great Deals out of 80,894 listings starting at $995
Used Dodge Charger
280 Great Deals out of 26,733 listings starting at $2,250
Used Honda Accord
723 Great Deals out of 86,674 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chrysler 300
330 Great Deals out of 20,311 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Maxima
283 Great Deals out of 26,254 listings starting at $1,990
Used Buick LaCrosse
168 Great Deals out of 22,207 listings starting at $1,998
Used Nissan Altima
837 Great Deals out of 78,604 listings starting at $1,677
Used Ford Mustang
362 Great Deals out of 46,795 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Camry
822 Great Deals out of 88,880 listings starting at $599
Used Ford Fusion
960 Great Deals out of 84,019 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
571 Great Deals out of 27,184 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,725 Great Deals out of 166,780 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Taurus
205 Great Deals out of 20,131 listings starting at $1,650

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Impala LS For Sale
1,250 listings starting at $19,495
2016 Chevrolet Impala LS For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 711 listings starting at $13,599
2015 Chevrolet Impala LS For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 365 listings starting at $11,795
2014 Chevrolet Impala LS For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 324 listings starting at $11,441
2013 Chevrolet Impala LS For Sale
36 listings starting at $6,995