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Old 02-19-2012, 03:35 PM   #1
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Heater Fan Ticking Sound

I had a ticking, jingling sound coming from the heater vent for some time. I was pretty sure it was coming from there since it was worse when the fan was at the lowest two speeds. It mostly stopped when I turned the fan off.

I brought the sexy beast in for a regular oil change and told them about this sound. After they were done, the receipt said that they cleaned dirt and debris from the blower motor cage. The sound is gone - at least for now.

Does anyone know where the blower motor cage is located. I'd like to know so that I can periodically clean it myself?
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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Iíve only had my Camaro for a few months and been noticing the same or similar noise. When I listen to the radio I hear winding, gearing noise coming from the speakers or the front dash. It occurs when my heater is on the lowest level of 1, 2, or 3. When I turn the heater (fan) off, the noise goes away. Iím not due for service to later summer/early fall, so if I can clean it myself, that would be great. I donít know where the location is either.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:20 PM   #3
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The HVAC blower fan is located behind the cabin air filter. Here is a link on how to remove the filter:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...BIN+AIR+FILTER
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Old 02-20-2012, 01:20 AM   #4
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Have the same sound. Once you hear it, it's pretty annoying and have turn the air either up or off to make it stop. I thought it was normal to be honest. Glad to know its not, and i can prob fix it myself.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:35 AM   #5
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I just had my blower motor replaced this weekend for the same issue. It is more of a common issue and if you complain about it and demonstrate it to the dealer they should replace the core.

The chirping at the lowest two notches was annoying as heck for me. It was hard to reproduce it in the dealer garage because my exhaust was loud, but once I took them outside they could hear it. It's even more noticeable if you're driving and you don't really hear your exhaust.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:17 AM   #6
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The HVAC blower fan is located behind the cabin air filter. Here is a link on how to remove the filter:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...BIN+AIR+FILTER
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so if I can clean it myself, that would be great. I donít know where the location is either.
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Did you click this link?
The motor is right behind the filter.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:20 AM   #7
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You will get dirt, leaves, etc in there, hard to avoid
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:52 PM   #8
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I knew I wasn't the only one with this problem. I'm taking mine in to get fixed. I thought it was lubrication issue like on my older car.

I'll let you guys know how it goes.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:38 AM   #9
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Well,

The HVAC motor is actually molded into the plastic. They have to order it. It comes with an installation ring to hold it in place.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:16 PM   #10
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i have the SAME problem.. when i have the fan on LOW.. i hear a noise that sounds like a jingle.. makes me nuts!!
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:44 PM   #11
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Same here as far as the problem. I am going to follow the thread posted by LimaCharlie and try cleaning the cabin filter and blower motor cage to see if it makes a difference. Ill let you know how it works out. I dont trust the dealer to do it right.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:36 AM   #12
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Please keep us updated, I have the same thing in my 2011. :(
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:17 PM   #13
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Diagram request

When I first asked about cleaning the HVAC blower fan, LimaCharlie wrote back with a link showing how to remove the filter
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...BIN+AIR+FILTER
The link is no longer there. Can someone repost?

Thanks.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:01 AM   #14
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Diagram request

I found the diagram on another page within Camaro5 at
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...01&postcount=1

There's also a youtube video on replacing it at
"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymul7T3hC5Y"


Here is the diagram plus an additional diagram I found elsewhere
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:59 PM   #15
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Just had mine replaced, for the second time. The first time the cut the cowl to big and jb welded the fan back in, took it to another dealer and they had to pull the windshield and dash to repair the cowl. 3 weeks in the making. Just got it back. They installed motor kit # 22762719, this is the new updated kit. Dealer said they are having bushing issues with the stock fan making it chirp. The bolt and plate to mount the fan do not come in the fan kit, they had to order them separately. Glad this was covered under warrenty!

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Old 06-01-2012, 12:52 PM   #16
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I had the ticking noise too, but it stopped after around 10K, no problems now.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:51 PM   #17
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Had the same issue and after so many trips to the dealer, they finally replaced the blower and that took care of it. its been months now and I don't have that issue anymore, hopefully it doesn't come back cause it was annoying to hear it at the low 1 or 2, but I'm glad to see that we can clean it and hope that works.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:43 PM   #18
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Been having the same issue on mine. 73k on her now, seems to be getting worse. Really annoying to have to put the fan on high or off. Or, just drive around in 3rd all the time, then you can't hear it either!!! Have to check out the filter and see. Thanks for the info!
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:05 AM   #19
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Been having the same issue on mine. 73k on her now, seems to be getting worse. Really annoying to have to put the fan on high or off. Or, just drive around in 3rd all the time, then you can't hear it either!!! Have to check out the filter and see. Thanks for the info!
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Old 11-08-2013, 08:43 PM   #20
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I have the same issue. I already had the blower changed, as well as the filter. When I take it to the dealer, they can never get the problem to replicate. I take vehicle some and within a day it starts up again.
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:54 PM   #21
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Hi spghost12,

I understand the frustration when the dealership cannot duplicate the issue. The best thing to do in that case is to drive straight to the dealership as soon as the issue occurs if you are able to do so. If you would like further assistance, we would be happy to speak with your dealership about the concern. Let us know at any time!

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I have the same issue. I already had the blower changed, as well as the filter. When I take it to the dealer, they can never get the problem to replicate. I take vehicle some and within a day it starts up again.
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Since my camaro is not a daily driver (usually comes out on Friday and garaged back on Monday) it is tough to take car to dealership when the issue occurs on weekend when driving. I do not mean short drives either and not near the local dealership.
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Thank you for the information. Yes, I see how it would be difficult to take the vehicle to the dealership. If you decide you would like to schedule a specific time again to bring the vehicle in, please let us know. We are able to contact them and help work towards a resolution. You may send us a private message at any time with your full contact information, VIN, mileage, and name of involved dealership.

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Since my camaro is not a daily driver (usually comes out on Friday and garaged back on Monday) it is tough to take car to dealership when the issue occurs on weekend when driving. I do not mean short drives either and not near the local dealership.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:37 AM   #24
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Mine has also started ticking (suddenly out of no where). Only does it on speeds 1 and 2 and only sometimes. When it IS doing it, it seems to be exacerbated when the car is changing momentum... (braking, changing lanes, bumps, etc). Sounds like an angry cricket, or like the baseball card you used to stick in your bicycle spokes (though that said, it really sounds more like a failing bearing than like something protruding into the fan itself).

Have an appointment for Wednesday... will let you know if I get resolution on it.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:06 PM   #25
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Add mine to the squealer list. Either I run the fan over 4 or have it off entirely. I have less than 36k miles, but over the 3 year warranty on my 2010 SS. I looked in the Service Bulletins, but I didn't see anything. Is Chevrolet helping out on this known problem? If not, how much do the fans cost? Thanks
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