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Old 06-01-2011, 13:46   #1 (permalink)
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When I turn on my heater or air conditioner there is an odor which smells like it would be electrical. I replaced the end on the blower motor cable last year because the old plastic clip was melting and had lost contact, so the blower wouldn't work. Could this wire be causing the smell? I looked at it and do not see anything wrong with it. I had my air conditioner recharged last summer and its blowing warm air again. The heater is working okay. Any ideas?
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Re: 2002 ZX2 Blower odor

Not the heater matrix leaking ?
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Re: 2002 ZX2 Blower odor

I kind of worded the post wrong. It is actually an odor when you turn on the heater or air , and it smells like an electrical smell.
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I kind of worded the post wrong. It is actually an odor when you turn on the heater or air , and it smells like an electrical smell.

That's the kind of smell you get from a leaking heater radiator / matrix . Usually through air vents .
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I guess I'd better check that out. Is it hard to get to theheater matrix on a ZX2, do you know? Thanks for the advice!
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If thats the fault , big job .This might help you , 2002 Ford Escort Heater Core
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Thanks again for the info! I hope thats not what is wrong because that job is one I know I can't do. Think I will have my favorite technicians check it out.
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Glad to help . A pressure test of cooling system should show up leak if that is fault . Let's know how you get on ?
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The repair shop recharged my system and it only worked 2 days, so I took it back today and now they said it is the matrix leaking. They quoted me a price of around $800 to repair it with parts and labor. How does that sound to you? Maybe I can find someone who will do it cheaper? This heat is terrible with no a/c!
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Make a few calls and see if you can get a better quote , could save a few bucks .
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