2005 V70NAM56 Motivation to service/lube Climate Blower motor 31320393

Help, Advice, Owners' Discussion and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's stylish, distinctive P2 platform cars sold as model years 2001-2007 (North American market year designations).

2001 - 2007 V70
2001 - 2004 V70 XC (Cross Country)
2004 - 2007 XC70 (Cross Country)
2001 - 2009 S60
2003 - 2007 S60 R
2004 - 2007 V70 R

Post Reply
User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 24113
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 458 times
Been thanked: 1363 times

2005 V70NAM56 Motivation to service/lube Climate Blower motor 31320393

Post by abscate »

My climate blower has been chirping on braking (when the cage is thrown forwards, the bearing is complaining - very light noise, like a quiet cricket)..

I thought I would throw a new one in there.

TYC Brand $99 9171479
Behr Brand $235 31320393/9171479
Volvo OEM $325 31320393

Ouch!
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary

jonesg
Posts: 1238
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:25 pm
Year and Model: 2004 V70
Location: Northern maine.
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 46 times

Post by jonesg »

abscate wrote: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:19 am My climate blower has been chirping on braking (when the cage is thrown forwards, the bearing is complaining - very light noise, like a quiet cricket)..

I thought I would throw a new one in there.

TYC Brand $99 9171479
Behr Brand $235 31320393/9171479
Volvo OEM $325 31320393

Ouch!
I'd be highly motivated to visit the Volvo boneyard.!

User avatar
xiami
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:12 am
Year and Model: 2002 S80 T6
Location: Philadelphia
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 1 time

Post by xiami »

I installed the TYC blower in my 2002 S80 Sep 2017 and it has been working great. Quiet. No chirping. Blower bearing from Volvo boneyard maybe iffy if it is old.

User avatar
oragex
Posts: 5250
Joined: Fri May 24, 2013 6:20 am
Year and Model: S60 2003
Location: Canada
Has thanked: 102 times
Been thanked: 325 times
Contact:

Post by oragex »

I even removed the faulty bearing which is a bushing type that sits unde the fan blade - it's this bearing that is under humidity and gets corroded and starts seizing. I cleaned it really well, lubbed and reinstalked. Two years later it started chirping again in v cold days.

There are plenty of used blowers on Ebay, many from dry or at least warm states (Florida?). Tip: look at the metal rod in the center of the fan blades, if it's not rusted from humidity it should be a safe purchase.

User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 24113
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 458 times
Been thanked: 1363 times

Post by abscate »

Hmmm, maybe buy the TYC and lube the original one as a backup. eBay would have to be real cheap, like $20 , to fight this option.

Car is laid up with fuel delivery problem right now so good time to deal with it,
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary

User avatar
mrbrian200
Posts: 1552
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:47 am
Year and Model: 2006 S60 2.5T FWD
Location: Northern Indiana/Chicago
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 81 times

Post by mrbrian200 »

Oil/grease sounds like a good idea at first glance on this type of bearing. However the problem is that fine dust sticks to the grease instead of falling or blowing away which transforms the lube into a dense sticky gum. So it's only a short term solution unless you enjoy taking the fan motor apart, cleaning and re-lubing it on a regular basis. Also, this type of bearing can get very hot which will break down most common multi purpose type lubricants.
If the armature isn't worn you can replace the bearing to make it like new...if you can find the right one/size.

User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 24113
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 458 times
Been thanked: 1363 times

Post by abscate »

So it's only a short term solution unless you enjoy taking the fan motor apart, cleaning and re-lubing it on a regular basis
I don't mind it but I can't stand the flak from SWMBO who will have to drive the BMW slush box as the clunker.... :lol:
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post