February 6th, 2010

Conrunner Kevin

Blow By Blow

The dealership working on my van just called me. The good news is that they managed to isolate the intermittent failure that was causing no air to flow on the van's heater/AC, which was challenging because it wouldn't happen on demand.

The bad news: It's not the switch as I thought, but a relay on the blower motor. Expected cost, parts and labor inclusive, is going to be about $550.

The not-so-bad news: The part is readily available and they may even have it finished late this afternoon, but if not, certainly by mid-day Monday.

I'm obviously not thrilled about the cost, but I need the heater to work, so there's not much avoiding it.
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Conrunner Kevin

Rolling Again

The dealership called this afternoon while I was on the phone with Lisa. My van was ready to be picked up and they would send their shuttle over to fetch me. Not too long thereafter, I had my van back and the dealership had their $565, mostly in labor. (The part itself cost about $115, but I'm paying for them having figured out the problem as well as actually replacing the part.) The new fan runs just fine, and much quieter for the same airflow as well, so that's a good thing.
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