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1998 E-Class A/C problem

My 1998 E300 diesel has a failed AC blower motor. I've been told I'll need a new blower motor, regulator, and bracket that has superceded the previous version. When I turn on the AC you can hear a sort of strange hum or whistling noise but really can't feel air moving although you can smell a cooled air smell. So, I'm thinking the compressor and coolant are intact but I believe the diagnosis that the blower motor is bad is probably correct. The $800 repair quote is difficult to swallow for an 11 year old AC motor. The questions are 1) does the diagnosis sound right? 2) where is the blower motor? and 3) how difficult is it too change for a novice mechanic? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Hi, Lou, welcome aboard.

Please take a minute to click the user cp link and complete your BW profile re: vehicle and location as that is often useful information.

New member introductions is really just that, for seeking help on your car you'll find LOTS of information in it's native forum, the W210. There are lots of help stickies at the top and several posts on the blower motor, regulator, how to test, replace, etc. as well as diagnostics.

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