VW Transporter blower dying out

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  1. DaleRCL

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    Hi, I have a VW Transporter Van (08). In the last few days every time I turn on the heater/blower, it runs for about 2/3 minutes then slowly dies out. When it dies, I turn it off for 5/10 minutes then when I turn it back on it repeats the procedure, on for a few minutes then dies. Does anyone have any ideas what it could be?
     
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    Sounds like it's overheating, do you have digital type climate control or standard turny knob type things!
     
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    Just a normal turn the knob arrangement. What might cause it to overheat?
     
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    I guess it could be the variable speed resistor breaking down (although I would have thought that the blower would work on its fastest speed) - failing that, maybe the bearings at the end of the blower motor shaft are getting dry.
    John :)
     
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    You will need to remove it and take a good look, it should spin freely by hand.
    Also examine the brushes and commutator they run on, everything may just need a good clean out.
     
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