MY 98 VW GOLF - 4CYL. HEATER FAN STOPPED WORKING TODAY FOR NO APPARENT REASON. IT WAS WORKING ON THE WAY HOME FROM WORK YESTERDAY AND NOT WORKING ON THE WAY TO WORK TODAY.
I CHECKED THE #6 FUSE FOR THE BLOWER FAN, AND IT'S FINE.
THIS LEADS ME TO BELIEVE THAT THE BLOWER MOTOR OR THE RESISTER HAS DIED.
I HAVE NOTICED OVER THE LAS FEW MONTHS, THAT AFTER WASHING THE CAR, WATER GETS INTO THE BLOWER FAN PASSAGES...TO THE POINT WHERE WATER HAS COME OUT OF THE AIR VENTS TO DRIVERS AND FRONT PASSENGERS FEET WHEN FLOOR VENTS ARE SELECTED AND THE FAN IS BLOWING.
MY CAR IS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AIR CONDITIONING.
I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO LOOK FOR THE FAN OR THE RESISTOR...NOR DO I KNOW HOW TO GAIN ACCESS TO THEM.
I AM HANDY WITH A WRENCH, BUT I AM NOT A MECHANIC BY ANY MEANS...ANY ASSISTANCE OR GUIDANCE WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
(ps -forgive me for having the caps lock on...I am not trying to yell or come across as rude. I'm just not a very good typest and don't want to retype it all.)