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Author Topic: Not much puff from the fan  (Read 10688 times)

Offline NickJ

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Not much puff from the fan
« on: October 12, 2015, 11:08:17 PM »
Hello,  this morning I noticed that there's not much flow from the fan when trying to demist the screen, is there a filter that should be changed? Or anything else I should check? It's making plenty of noise on full and seems to adjust ok so I think the fans turning as it should.
Any advice gratefully accepted  :)

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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2015, 08:53:46 AM »
Is the air being directed at the screen properly when you set it to demist? If it is, then I'd suspect that the pollen filter hasn't been changed for a while.......
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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2015, 10:36:57 PM »
Hi it does seem to be aimed at the screen, but just a trickle of air (if that's the right descriptive word  :) )
How difficult is the pollen filter to change?

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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2015, 08:38:34 AM »
It's a bit of a fiddle, the procedure is in the link I added in my last post..........
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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2015, 09:20:15 AM »
Thanks again, I'll give it a go.

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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2015, 06:38:52 PM »
I'd certainly check out the pollen filter first, when I first changed mine after buying the Galaxy it was surprising how much difference it made to the air speed coming out of the blowers, even though the old one wasn't that bad as they go! If it's still below par with the filter checked/ replaced then I can only think a directional flap within the blower box or it's actuator motor isn't working properly.
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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2015, 10:56:48 PM »
I've ordered a filter from eurocarparts today so hopefully it will arrive in time for the weekend and I'll have a go at fitting it.
Strange design to bury a regular service item like that though! I suppose it's to encourage us to use a main dealer,    no such luck though.  ;D

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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2015, 12:43:23 AM »
I don't even know if it's that to be honest, even the dealers couldn't be arsed with changing them most of the time! Seems like more of a case of the people responsible for the vehicle design were ignorant towards concerns such as ease of maintenance & thoughts of the people responsible for maintaining the vehicles in the field!
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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2015, 08:07:41 PM »
You could just run it with the filter out (before you fit the new one) to start with to see if that changes the airflow, just to be sure if it is that.

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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2015, 06:59:28 AM »
Good idea, I'll do that to make sure.
Filter arrived yesterday so excellent service from Eurocarparts especially as it's free delivery

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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2015, 07:52:48 AM »
I don't even know if it's that to be honest, even the dealers couldn't be arsed with changing them most of the time! Seems like more of a case of the people responsible for the vehicle design were ignorant towards concerns such as ease of maintenance & thoughts of the people responsible for maintaining the vehicles in the field!
I think you're probably right Paul, just a lack of joined up thinking then, surprisingly common unfortunately in all sorts of different walks of life  :-\

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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2015, 10:40:50 AM »
You could always take wiper mech out and grease the spindles ready for winter
Pollen filter is a doddle with that out of the way

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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2015, 12:47:35 PM »
Well that was a bit of a faff, what should have taken 5 mins took closer to an hour  ::) but at least it's done now and there's a good flow of air  ;D the old filter was filthy with leaves and other bits and pieces stuck to it.

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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2015, 02:28:56 PM »
Hi just a couple of pics of the filter I swapped :)

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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2015, 07:54:17 PM »
main dealers avoid them like the plague !  funny how its the independent garages that end up changing filters that are blocked solid once the car is out of manufacturers warranty period ??

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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2015, 09:04:24 PM »
Did it improve the flow? Probably factory fitted that one lol

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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2015, 10:29:29 PM »
Lol quite possibly factory fit it was pretty grim and yes a huge improvement in the flow of air, I can de mist the screen now  :) but I can understand why they get missed and at garage rates how it could be quite expensive.

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Re: Not much puff from the fan
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2015, 12:30:38 AM »
they dont get missed by accident they get missed by purpose.because there a P.I.A to do.
but i bet most peeps get billed for it.
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