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Old 02-19-2012, 04:35 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, 05:29 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, 11:20 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, 02:20 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, 08:35 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, 10:20 AM   #6
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You will get dirt, leaves, etc in there, hard to avoid
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:52 PM   #7
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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, 12:38 PM   #8
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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, 01:16 PM   #9
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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, 08:44 PM   #10
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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, 08:36 AM   #11
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Please keep us updated, I have the same thing in my 2011. :(
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:17 PM   #12
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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, 11:01 AM   #13
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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, 02:59 PM   #14
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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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