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Re: DIY: 2005 XC90 2.5T Blower Motor Lubrication

Post by cn90 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:53 am

In the video by 1A Auto Parts below, this lady removed all 5 screws without issue!

But this was on a 2003 V70, not sure if the 2003 V70 5th screw is easier than a 2005 XC90?



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Re: DIY: 2005 XC90 2.5T Blower Motor Lubrication

Post by oragex » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:26 am

I got the screws out with a t25 torx 3/8" socket, fits easily in there if you toss a little the sound damping material

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Re: DIY: 2005 XC90 2.5T Blower Motor Lubrication

Post by mrbrian200 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:07 pm

That's a lot of work for a temporary fix. Lithium grease isn't really suitable for high speed sleeve bearings. It will gum up, attract dust, and make things even worse in a relatively short time. Fan motors of this type usually have a felt pad surrounding the bearings on each end that when new are soaked with a few drops of light mineral oil like the stuff you'd use on hair clippers. But but short of taking the motor apart and cleaning the dust/junk that's built up on the bearing/armature shaft surfaces I'm not aware of anything you can use on use there that will provide anything other than a temporary improvement.

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Re: DIY: 2005 XC90 2.5T Blower Motor Lubrication

Post by cn90 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:55 pm

For me, it is a "permanent fix".
Zero issues on my Volvos and BMWs.
Of course, there is a time when the blower motor quit altogether (when the brushes are down to nothing).
For now, the only issue is dry bearing, and thus the lubrication.

I do the same thing for the Clothes Dryer at home, works great on the bushing.
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