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starbase 02-19-2012 04:35 PM

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?

01CamaroF1WRC 02-19-2012 05:29 PM

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.

LimaCharlie 02-19-2012 11:20 PM

The HVAC blower fan is located behind the cabin air filter. Here is a link on how to remove the filter:

liquidsmoke 02-20-2012 02:20 AM

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.

cab2g 02-20-2012 08:35 AM

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.

vroomapunk 02-20-2012 10:20 AM

You will get dirt, leaves, etc in there, hard to avoid

TastyBake 02-21-2012 04:52 PM

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.

TastyBake 02-22-2012 12:38 PM


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.

bowtie628 02-22-2012 01:16 PM

i have the SAME problem.. when i have the fan on LOW.. i hear a noise that sounds like a jingle.. makes me nuts!!

BigBlue2010 02-26-2012 08:44 PM

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.

Carriccp 02-27-2012 08:36 AM

Please keep us updated, I have the same thing in my 2011. :(

starbase 04-21-2012 03:17 PM

Diagram request
When I first asked about cleaning the HVAC blower fan, LimaCharlie wrote back with a link showing how to remove the filter
The link is no longer there. Can someone repost?


starbase 04-25-2012 11:01 AM

Diagram request
2 Attachment(s)
I found the diagram on another page within Camaro5 at

There's also a youtube video on replacing it at

Here is the diagram plus an additional diagram I found elsewhere

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