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Old 04-17-2016, 04:53 PM   #31
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is it a conventional style bluebird? which blower motor is clogged.. theres actually 4 of them across the front of the bus depending on the model you have and what optioned were ordered..

theres 2 in the driver's console.. (one feeds the front left heater and the second feeds the upper left defroster (there are 2 black vents by the windshield and 1 that blows on the side window..) when I tore them apart on my old bus I took out the driver seat because it made things much easier.. then it was pretty straight forward to see the screws to get the front cover off..

theres 2 blower motors in the heating unit by the door.. they were pretty easy to get to as I could reach them from behind the unit itself without tearing everything to pieces...



if your bus is a flat-nose its likely different than what im describing..

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Old 04-17-2016, 05:02 PM   #32
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Hey,
Thanks for your reply Chris. It is a conventional style yes, and it sounds just like what your are talking about.
The one that is clogged is on the drivers side, I believe it is the front left defrost, except our bus is covered in carpet so can't see any of the screws :s
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Old 04-17-2016, 05:11 PM   #33
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if I remember right the left front defrost got its air intake from a little flap on the outside of the bus.. it was common for rodents to get in those and buold nests.. that little flap should be open.. im assumign the motor runs but no air come out of the defroster vents? that one was the Most used fan motor on the bus.. esp if its a northern bus.. I dont have my bluebird anymore to tell you exactly where those screws are under your carpet .. I only ever had those apart once(to install A/C and clean it out) and that was a while ago..

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Old 04-17-2016, 05:25 PM   #34
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Yup you got it. The motor sort of run's but the air coming out is absolutely rancid. Ripped some of the carpet out and can see the screws we need to remove. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 04-17-2016, 06:30 PM   #35
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Oh yeah, that's a nest. You got clogs to clean out of your heating system and you may prefer to find some new soft heater ducts. That smell takes a long time to get out of the tubes.
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:00 PM   #36
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depends on which side of the coils the nest is on.. Usually someone leaves the outside air flap open and something gets up in there.. (how they climb up a metal bus I'll never figure out)..

other times they get into the bus itself and find their way in the heater box and build nests in the flex tubes as ronin mentioned.. you may also be able to pop the black plastic vents off and stick a vacuum hose down the vents and see what you get..

its been a long time since I had that and the right side box all torn apart.. I had notes of how to put it all back together but they went with the bus (that had a fire)...
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:29 PM   #37
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The bus had been sitting outside over the winter before we acquired it and we have found multiple nests on the inside, so it is possible that there are nests in the tubes as well. Haven't been able to get the panels off to get a better look though, but can see the fluff coming through one of the black plastic vents. Will definitely try sticking a vacuum down there, but I need to get in there I think. I should be trying to get beneath the panels on the left underneath where the vents are correct? There are 2 metal panels screwed down with bolts, however they seem to be hooked on in some weird way that I can't seem to figure out.
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Old 04-17-2016, 07:32 PM   #38
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mine were hooked to where i just pulled up (if I rememebr right).. but they were also rusted at the bottom from water and salt (presumably from drivers boots in winter).. I dont remember breaking anything to take them apart but they were a tad unwilling to come apart without a little prodding
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Yes, the panels are very rusty, that is a big part of the problem. Also cannot get the seat out of there which makes it difficult. Will keep trying!
Thanks again.
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