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Old 07-28-2015
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Default Access the AC and heater blower on a M380

Has anyone had the occasion to access the front blower for the chassis AC and heater on a M380. I have removed the panel next to the accelerator and brake and also the passenger dash top and these have not helped. Am looking for some other means of access, any suggestions appreciated.
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Have you thought about pulling the top off the dash
It would be a lot of work but it seems to grant the best access
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oops should have read that you already tried the dash
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Hi,
I would imagine that it is the same as in the 450. What do you need to repair?

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When I run the fan, it occasionally makes a noise as if something was hitting the blades or the fan was loose and rubbing. Changing the speed will sometimes stop the noise, but not always. Something is not right and I would like to fix it. I can not even find the motor.
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Hi,
Don't run that fan until you find the gasket or insulation that is rubbing.
There are 2 separate fans (driver and passenger) and squirrel cages with several dampers.
If the piece drops into the fan and stops it, the motor will overheat and burn out. There simply is NO replacing that motor.
The only way to get in to see is with a fiber optic scope after removing the top of the dash and the tubing. Not sure that is even possible for the drivers side.
I have schematics .. I'll look .
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Thanks Ross. I have a scope, I will go thru one of the ducts and see what I can find. I 'm not sure the 380 has two fans like the 450, but all info helps.
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The 450 unit is probably similar but with a split fan system. The unit appears to have been bolted to the floor before the dash went in.
Even removing the complete top of the dash including the instrument section will not allow access to change a motor. The motors are bolted from the bottom so the entire unit has to come out. That would include pressure line removal also. I have the passenger fan windings burnt so it draws too much.
I posted the schematics for the 450 here: 450 in dash A/C -heat
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Talk about complete stupidity.
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How could anyone build something that you can not get in to repair. Can't blame this on an engineer.
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