you sure its the blower motor and not the resistor?I need to buy a new blower motor. Obviously the OEM costs way more than 3rd party brands. I want it to be quiet and smooth operating. Anyone have any feedback on the 3rd party non-OEM brands that they've installed?
if you leave the van parked for a few days is the battery completely dead?2011.2017.odyssey - Thanks for the brand recommendations. I was thinking about used, but I think I rather go new at this point in age.
I read on the resistor stuff before posting and I am not having problems with varying speed selections at the fan switch knob, nor am I having problems with the fan ever running or not running. The fan is making a clicking sound and seems to "move in it's seat" depending on what position the van is in (on an incline or swaying from one direction to the other) causing the sound clicking or thudding in the fan motor to be louder or softer. If I'm sitting still "level" in park the fan sounds normal but just seems to be louder to me than it should be.
Has the resister issue given people problems with their battery dying out quicker than normal? I had to replace several relays in my fuse/relay box under the hood for another problem (my radiator fan) a while back until Honda figured out it was likely a loose connection in the fuse/relay box itself! Since then my relays have stopped burning up, but my batteries have only been lasting 2 or 3 years in this van.
As stated herein, now I am wondering about the inside blower motor being a culprit to causing other electric issues as well... there seems to be a decent power draw when the blower motor kicks on, enough to dim the cabin and headlights...although several times over the alternator has tested OK. I think it's the fan motor because I should've replaced it a long time ago when I smelled burning coming from it and heard strange sounds from it, but I turned it off right away and the next time I drove the van it started working normally again ... just with a lil added clicking/thudding noises that have gotten worse over time.