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I have a '96 Silverado and the heater has been making some awful noises, especially when it gets really cold. It makes a rattling noise at first, then it will start to whine loud enough that I can hear it from outside the truck 50 feet away.

Just wondering what it's like to replace...like do they need to tear apart the whole dash? I'm a broke college kid so if it's spendy to fix I can live with it, but I can't hardly stand to be in the truck anymore with the heat on.

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Sounds like the bearings in the blower motor are bad. I just replaced the blower resistor board on my 04 Silverado and one of the wires plugged in to the fan. I accessed it by taking the shroud off below the dash. I don't know if the blower motor can be replaced by just taking this off. The car mechanics should respond to your post soon.

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I just went and looked at mine. I have a 97 which would be the same. The blower is located right below the glove box on the passenger side. Looks to me that there is a plastic cover over the motor itself that would come off and allow easy access to the motor. Probably 5 screws holding the motor in.

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All right thanks for the quick replies guys...much appreciated. I'm hoping it'll be a quick fix!

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I thought I had the same problem with my wife's van. turned out when they pulled the cover off to replace the heater there was enough dog food to fill a one gallon ice cream pail. The mice had carried it in piece by piece. It would rattle when you first started the engine and then a piece would get stuck and it would whine. Don't know if it's the same type of "rattle" or not. Just an idea to check.

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