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Fan Blade for cabin blower motor

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Hi folks, the cabin fan on my '97 Boxster had been making the most awful thumping noise every time I turned it on. I finally took it out and discovered that the motor had been misaligned in its housing which had caused the blade to rub up against the housing and to break off.

Where can I find just the plastic fan blade? The motor seems to be spinning just fine and I'd rather not have to replace the entire thing for $300 if I don't have to: http://www.pelicanpa...VENTht_pg1.htm.

Thank you,

Tim

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I think you are looking at finding it in a salvage yard. MY97 through MY99 use the same blower.

Try Oklahoma Foreign for good used Porsche parts.

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I've read that the unit is actually VW/Audi (and marked with a VW part #), so I'd also check with a friendly VW parts guy as well.......

Edited by JFP in PA

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I think JFP is right, as usual...

Here is some information I had gathered about three years ago:

Cost of replacement Heater Blower Motor for 986 Boxster at dealer (part #996-624-107-01-M262; OEM part #1J1 819 021 A): $317.50.

Cost of same replacement Heater Blower Motor for Volkswagen Jetta Wagon 2.8 at VW dealer (part #VAG-15418-M177; OEM part #1J1 819 021 C): $121.

I have compared the photos at Pelican Parts with the actual blower motor from my Boxster and they are the same.

BTW, the Boxster part on my '97 has a prominent "VW" logo on it.

Regards, Maurice.

Edited by 1schoir

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Thanks, all, for your solutions. I fixed the fan a couple of years back but forgot to post about it. Taking JFP in PA's advice I tweaked the part number and found a part out of a VW on Ebay for $10. It took me less than an hour to install and saved me closed to $1,000.

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Thanks, all, for your solutions. I fixed the fan a couple of years back but forgot to post about it. Taking JFP in PA's advice I tweaked the part number and found a part out of a VW on Ebay for $10. It took me less than an hour to install and saved me closed to $1,000.

Glad it worked out for you; there as many parts on these cars that are Audi or VW components, which tend to be much cheaper than the same part in a Porsche logoed box. Always worth a quick look when sourcing replacements.

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