HVAC Blower Motor Noise

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    HVAC Blower Motor Noise

    Sorry if this has been covered already, I searched the forum and couldn't find anything that matched my issue.
    When using the blower motor, in just about any mode, on speeds 2 and 3, there is a chirping/squeaking sound coming from the passenger side vents. Of course, when I took it to the dealer, it stopped. Anyone else experienced anything like this?
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    I am having the same issue. Did you find a resolution to your problem?

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    Our 2011 just started squeaking, what did you end up doing to get it fixed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverram323 View Post
    Our 2011 just started squeaking, what did you end up doing to get it fixed?
    I recently noticed my 2011 doing it too, I'm just making just I can consistently reproduce the issue before I waste my time at the dealer.

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    That sounds like bearings in the blower fan. I think the blower is more to the passenger side of the car, so any noises made by the fan will be more noticeable on that side.
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    In my case, in the lower fan speed settings, it sounded like there was a cricket/squeaking in the passenger side dashboard. I figured it was a leaf or something, so I opened up the Cabin Air Filter compartment (behind the glove box) to check, and it was clean. I took it to the dealer the first time and they couldn't hear anything so they cleaned out the Cabin Air Filter and sent my on my way, which bothered me because I had already done that and had a pretty good idea that it was a bearing/bushing in the blower motor. They told me to stop in again when it was happening. So, a week later, it was happening so I drove straight there. The kid at the reception counter got in my car and heard the issue, so I shut the car off. (Little did I know, he wasn't a tech) So the tech walked over and wanted to hear it, as if he didn't believe me, and the sound wouldn't reproduce. He was about to send me on my way again, so I got aggravated with him and basically said that I don't want to drive 30 minutes to the dealer for a third time to try to have him listen to it, so just order the **** blower motor because I know that's what it is. So he did. A week later, the motor came in and they replaced it. It only took them about 30 minutes. No more noise. Hope this helps anyone else who is experiencing this issue.
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    Guess I'm lucky in that respect. The blower in my '12 is quiet, especially on 1 and 2. Now if I could only get rid of the "dash itch/squeak". Unfortunately that would require taking the dash out...not something I want to do given my past experiences with such an undertaking.

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    I have this problem, I don't expect them to find it.

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    Mine has a tick/chirp on fan speed 1 & 2. have not taken it in because it will be a waste of my time if the past is any indication of my service department.

    I sometimes think that the mechanics at my service department have been working too long in loud environments & have some hearing loss, things the average driver can hear they seem to not notice.
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    If you are experiencing this issue I would recommend that you contact your dealer and have them look into this for you. Please keep me posted on this and if you have any other questions please feel free to contact me anytime.
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