As you may have seen, I recently bought Headgasket14's V6 GTV and a nice honest little car it is.
When I viewed the car, we found the heater had stopped working much to the owners surprise but knowing how much I love fault finding, I decided I would still buy her and hunt the fault.
First port of call after fuses/power testing was to pull the fan, soon found the fan drain hole blocked and emptied half a pint of water from here (seals to be checked next). See photo below, believe it or not, I have managed to clean this up and revive it!!
However it has burnt out the resistor, new s/h one on the way and hopefully that's job number 1 done!!
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I checked all the drain holes in the scuttle area and also found a perfect 2mm hole in the base of the fan shroud, the plastic dome on the fan as you look up from the footwell. I have seen them before, I may be a sneaky drill hole but looks quite factory.
If you look closely in the photo you'll see it in the plastic shroud.
Sneaky drill hole is presumably done to be able to grease a squealing fan bearing with WD40 or similar, water ingress to the fan may be the lack of a cover over the fresh air duct intake or that the cover don't seal properly.
Wow! Well done on finding that. I was absolutely mortified when the fan didn't come on, and thats what happens when you have cars just lying about for months in the winter, nothing gets moving and stuff gets clogged up. Glad you got it sorted out. You'll be a little warmer on the next trip out in her.
you do know for around £1.00 (one) you can purchase a resister from maplin and repair the resister you are talking about
and secondly there is a plastic trim that`s under the plastic scuttle panel below the wiper arm and that plastic is there to protect it against moisture / rain ect...................check its in place or it will continue letting in water
Sorted mine now. The fan was seized - probably causing the fuse to blow. When I freed it up, the fan would not stop - ran on speed 4 even without the engine on. Fitted the replacement speed controller I had bought and all is now well. Climate control working perfectly.