Oct 202010
 

I’m picking up a rear wiper motor for my 2003 Olds Silhouette today.

I haven’t yet disassembled the old one to see how it goes together, or what it’ll take to fix it.

Any suggestions/advice/links? I’m assuming it’s going to be undoing some bolts and/or threaded rings, cutting some wires, soldering or splicing, and putting the new one on in reverse order. (Yep, I know to take out the fuse first.)

By the way, I’m replacing it because it seems frozen up. I can’t try something as simple as oiling it to see if it’ll go again, can I? The motor still makes noise when you switch it on – a godawful one. But the blade won’t move.

Response:
The gear is probably broken in the motor… You will probably have to remove the back paneling from the trunk to install it you shouldn’t have to cut any wires… There should be a snap plug

Oct 122010
 

The car is an 05 vibe(pontiac). The blower motor failed it has been acting up over a year I have been popping it now it has just quit will not cut on at all. I have taken the motor out looking to test it and see if it is (need to test it) or a resistor anyone had this problem b4

Response:
If you keep blowing fuses you have something pulling too many amps. If it is not you can do a quick test on the blower motor without taking it out of the car by taking 2 long pieces of wire. Disconnect the plug in at the blower. Then get someone to hold the wires on the negative and positive side of the battery and touch both wires to the blower motor connection. This won’t tell you if it is pulling too many amps but it is a quick check to see if it works at all. If it works then check your resistor on the firewall. It could also be in the switch itself.

Oct 072010
 

DETROIT — Chevrolet will use this month’s World Series to launch ads for the debut of the Volt plug-in hybrid sedan, General Motors Co.’s marketing chief Joel Ewanick said.

The ads will be part of a broad campaign that Chevrolet will initiate during Major League Baseball’s fall classic and run throughout autumn, said Ewanick, who spoke on the sidelines Thursday of the Rainbow PUSH auto summit in Detroit.

Ewanick declined to give details of the Volt commercials or the broader Chevrolet campaign. But he said they would remind viewers of Chevrolet’s nearly 100-year heritage and the place in American culture that the brand shares with baseball.

GM is scheduled to begin production of the Volt for retail sales on Nov. 11 at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The Volt is being marketed as a “halo car” to underscore GM’s green credentials.

Ewanick said the next iteration of commercials for the Cruze compact also would roll out during the Chevrolet campaign. The first ads, narrated by actor Tim Allen, attempt to compare the Cruze more favorably to competitors such as the Toyota Corolla.

The World Series campaign, created by Goody, Silverstein and Partners, will run on television, radio and across other media, he said.

News Corp.’s Fox is carrying the World Series on television. Ewanick declined to say what Chevrolet will spend on the ads, but he said he expected Chevrolet to be one of the largest advertisers during the games. GM also plans to resume advertising during the 2011 Super Bowl.