Intermittent loss of front blower motor

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Well, a year later and we're having the same issue. What is it with this connector that keeps failing? Is the gauge too small causing it to overheat, or is it simply poor connection causing the heat-up? Anyone have a permanent fix?
 

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Well, a year later and we're having the same issue. What is it with this connector that keeps failing? Is the gauge too small causing it to overheat, or is it simply poor connection causing the heat-up? Anyone have a permanent fix?


I am surprised the dealer did not replace the connector referenced in the link in Post #4, as it is an instruction to the dealer to replace the connector when other parts are replaced for an inoperable blower.

You may want to replace the affected connector per the TSB.

Here is an excellent video on how to replace it if you do it yourself: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=42Ae37Zx90E

I don’t have answer to your question, but I believe it is a known poor quality / design part that Ford had known about for years, and chose to ignore trying to improve the connector.
 

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I had an older (1998) Dodge van that used to go through those type connectors. It would end up melting right at the resistor. After the second time, I got both sides of a 4 pin trailer connector with pigtales. Soldered one side to new resistor and other to exiting wire harness. Never had another issue.
 

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Surprised they did not swap harness at dealer. When I replaced the resistor on my '09 there was one wire that needed a new connector, it was melted.
 

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