Front blowers not working in my 5008 11 plate

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Re: Front blowers not working in my 5008 11 plate

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Booked my car in for the recall this morning, it's for the timing belt kit. Also asked them to take a look at the blower motor while it's there
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Re: Front blowers not working in my 5008 11 plate

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Well look on the bright side that's probably saved you near a grand....
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Re: Front blowers not working in my 5008 11 plate

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What was the result of the investigation on the blowers?
P5008 from 2015 (before big model change.
Have a similar problem, separate rear blowers work OK for air con and front fan sounds to blow strong when put on manually but virtually no air comes out of the front vents, only a small trickle of cold air.
Thanks for any input
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Re: Front blowers not working in my 5008 11 plate

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In your case it may be an air distribution motor / flap issue if when manually directing air output to face level vents or other positions it is not changing. If you can hear the motors making a noise when you redirect the air output from say floor to face level but after a few seconds the air distribution has not moved from bottom to face level and similarly from any other position, then that may indicate a broken spindle. In this scenario the motor operates, but the plastic hearing has worn and the spindle is just turning.

If you cannot hear the motors moving when changing the air distribution output, then it may be one or more of the motors or the air conditioning panel that is at fault. I would find it extremely unlikely for 2 motors to go at the same time though (passenger and driver side), so do carry out checks on both sides.

Don't forget on the 508 there is a separate motor for the rear passengers according to equipment.

On the 508, the front air distribution uses rods to move the flaps and spare rod kits are available if this is the issue.
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Re: Front blowers not working in my 5008 11 plate

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Thanks, it started working again the next day on automatic so maybe something was blocked temporarily. Will keep an eye on it, but normally I do not touch it and just leave it on auto.