Am really pleased, but wait till -35C this winter, that'll be the true test of these ball bearings! If the blower runs pull the dash switch and check for a burnt connector and overheated wiring at the blower speed control switch, if that is the problem, replace the switch and the wiring harness to the blower motor. I wonder if any of you guys could or would post a few pics and to which and how many screws are to be removed. Give it a try, if it does not work, then you'll have to remove the whole thing. I was a bit wary of this, thinking I might need a reset at the dealership — but once I plugged the computer back in, it worked just fine. No more squealing or squeaking.
You either need to replace thé fan unit or have the bushings replaced with sealed bearings on your existing fan blower motor. Hi Guys, 06 X-Trail , Oakville Ontario. Will report back on my progress soon, and maybe even post a photo. When I got my fan motor out, I discovered that my main problem was the brushes were shot. Update Aug 8: My eBay Chinese motor is still working great. I did get the blower motor in my hands. Dec 28, 2012 Both are possible.
The bushings are porous and hold oil. If this seems obtuse, then perhaps this is not a job you should tackle on your own. If it lasts 200Km, that will be about right. Rather than getting a grinding sound, I get a far more pleasant hum instead. The removal, for me, went easier by unbolting and unplugging the main computer, to give me room to pull the fan housing to the right and out. Glad to hear you had success, wish mine had of been that easy. Works perfectly ever since, including at -30 celcius.
I think there was possibly a Recall or Technical Service letter on this problem. I don't want to take it apart only to realize I need something else. The bushings are porous and hold oil. My blower motor was nice and quiet until over a period of 2 days, the gentle squeal gradually got noisier and noisier and now sounds like a hammer drill. After fiddling with them for more than an hour, I finally broke those tabs off and the whole thing finally came apart. Next remove the bolts and screws holding the blower assembly the whole thing to the dash supports, move it slightly to the right and jiggle it down, at least you've now got it in your hands.
Near as I know there are no carbon brushes to replace as Nissan went with expensive brushless motors for these units. An Ammeter needs to be hooked up to the battery to monitor the current drain and then fuses need to be pulled until the excessive current is located. I used the 3 second pause, pump accelerator pedal 5 times, wait 7 seconds, engine management light flashed after a accelerator depression of 10 seconds As anyone experienced this, I think I've cocked up somewhere and may have caused myself alot of extra expense In the words of Princess Lea, ' help me xtrail-be-1-keno-be, your my only hope' I recall that screw 10mm head with a Phillips screwdriver option? Dec 28, 2012 Both are possible. Just Google x trail fan noise. I hate paying through the nose for something I can do myself.
Also a scrap car dealer near me has 3 X-Trails in stock. Glad to hear you had success, wish mine had of been that easy. I couldn't easily locate any brushes, then I found a new motor on eBay. Regarding the little twin wires that run across the front of the housing: I left them intact. Disconnect blower motor connector and fan control amp.
Hi, I would like to know if someone could show me how to remove the blower motor from my Xtrail 06. Did you replace those bushings with the bearings or did you actually have bearings to start with? You will be pulling the whole box out, not a job for the feint of heart. Well, have since discovered there are some differences between motors. I replaced mine at the starter of déc. Read post 2 here and make sure you have the skills and tenacity to tackle this, plus the bearings and some 8mm spacer washers. Here is a guide that will help you see what you are in for when doing the job Remove glove box assembly.
It looks to me as if there are 6 screws and a few clips? I removed the squirrel cage from the motor and I could spin the shaft from the motor and it was very hard to turn. Brushes on those with 1 to 4 speed controls, electronic no brushes on those with continuous climate control speeds. Hi Guys Glad I found this thread. Not for the faint-hearted as someone said but in my younger days I changed engines single-handedly. You will find info on how to donc this on the Australians x trail forum.