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Old 03-09-2014, 01:59 PM   #1
 
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Blower motor replacement doesn't fit, 97SE Turbo

I've been trying to fix my blower motor issue for some time now and have replaced everything but the motor, which shows signs of wear and age.

New motor finally came and it doesn't fit. It looks spot on exactly the same, but on closer inspection the motor mounts are right up against the fan, whereas the OEM is about a fingertip space from the fan. The screw holes will not line up, although it is very close.

Anyone have the part number for a replacement that's not a $150 OEM? I ordered REPS191501 which said direct replacement.
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