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Rattling noise from under glove box when fan for A/C or heat is turned on is it the blower motor or the fan?

2008 Mitsubishi Outlander 4cyl engine. 2/4 wheel drive

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The only way to find out for sure is to take the motor/fan assembly out.A typical scenario has these held in with three screws and most of the time they come out with little problem. If you have a bad back don't do it !!! If not your local parts place should be able to get you a replacement for this car. This is a very simple job if you have some tools and are just a little bit handy.good luck

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Your blower motor and squirrel cage (fan).

more then likely it is your plastic squirrel cage fan under the dash.
they are made of plastic and over time the lock nut or screw comes a bit loose and the plastic collet on the fan wears out allowing a lot of play between the motor drive shaft and the fan .

Or you may have had something fall through your defrost vents on the dash and down into the squirrel cage housing

Posted on Apr 29, 2014


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SOURCE: 04 Endeavor rattling noise

I had the same problem! I crawled underneath the car and discovered that a heat shield on the exhaust header pipe was corroded and rattling against the exhaust pipe. (Before the muffler)
I removed the portion and clamps and solved the problem. Give it a try.

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A 2009?????? It should be under warranty, take to the dealer.

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SOURCE: mitsubishi outlander cooling fans not operating

There is a Recall to replace your cooling fan module because of this concern.

Open your hood and look at the black box bolted to your radiator fan by the battery. If it does not have a green dot on it, you have not had the replacement fan module installed.

Contact your local dealer with your VIN handy to verify the recall has not been done and to schedule an appointment.

If the recall has been done, verify if you have power coming out of the module to the fans, as the fans do burn out eventually.... but rarely both at once.

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SOURCE: Problems with my heating in 2008 Mitsubishi outlander

My wife has a 2007 Outlander, and we have had similar problems with the heating system. Whenever the temp. drops below 0, the same thing
,when the vehicle idles, cold air blows. The dealership is going to install the ECU used in the 2009 Outlander next week. Has anyone had this done, and did it work??

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Hello. The check engine light comes on when the vehicle's computer has detected a problem with one of the components in one of the systems. To find out what exactly that check engine light means you have to hook the vehicle up to a computer scanner. Many auto parts stores now offer this scan for free, as do the AAMCO repair shops. After the scan is finished, the scanner will turn out the check engine light. Some vehicles check engine light also turns off if the battery is disconnected for two full minutes. Regards, Joe

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