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Mazda CX-9, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#62 of 79 Re: 2008 CX9 clogged AC evaporator - wet mat [coachiz]
Aug 10, 2011 (5:21 am)
I purchased the front blower motor online from DealerDirectParts.com. Their cost was $465 vs. any Mazda dealer I talked to at $611 for the same part. I paid $12 shipping but saved $37 tax. I replaced the blower with the 3 Torx screws, plugged in the connector & everything is fine. A notice to those owners out there who hear a swishing/ water noise under the dash; turn off the AC, check for an evaporator drain hose blockage & don't let the water overflow into the blower motor assembly under the passenger's dashboard. If your passenger's side front mat is wet; you've already overflowed water into the motor assembly & it's just a matter of time before the unit goes. Let's hope Mazda has a recall for this problem so I can get my money back for the motor.
#63 of 79 Re: 2008 CX9 clogged AC evaporator - wet mat [coachiz]
Aug 10, 2011 (6:48 am)
wouldn't this have been covered under warranty?
#64 of 79 Re: 2008 CX9 clogged AC evaporator - wet mat [wdhyte]
Aug 10, 2011 (9:16 am)
not, if he is out of warranty (time/mileage) or does not have an extended warranty.
#65 of 79 Re: 2008 CX9 clogged AC evaporator - wet mat [coachiz]
Aug 23, 2011 (11:59 am)
Where does the evaporator drain hose exit the vehicle? Does anyone have the service repair manuals for the CX9 and does it similar to the Haynes manuals? Thanks
#66 of 79 Re: 2008 CX9 clogged AC evaporator - wet mat [wheels58]
Aug 23, 2011 (2:44 pm)
If you haven't found it already, the AC evaporator drain plug is located on the driver's side, under the vehicle, on the upslope for the "transmission hump" & under the silver protective sheeth. The drain plug is a white plastic grommet which makes a sharp upturn immediately. Trying to clean the drain tube with a hanger is difficult but an air hose, if you have a compressor, works well. Be prepared to get wet if the evaporator is full & you've already gotten water on your mats as the water will come gushing out after the block is cleared.
#67 of 79 Re: 2008 CX9 clogged AC evaporator - wet mat [coachiz]
Aug 24, 2011 (11:36 am)
Thanks for the information coach. Just trying to do some preventative maintenance. Anyone with information on the Mazda Service Manual for the CX9? Is the manual descriptive like the Haynes manuals?
#68 of 79 Re: 2008 CX9 clogged AC evaporator - wet mat [wheels58]
Aug 24, 2011 (12:51 pm)
I don't have a Haynes manual but I do have a genuine Mazda Repair Manual and it is very descriptive and use friendly. Please do invest on an OEM manual instead. I found mine on eBay and it was in pristine used condition.
#69 of 79 Broken Rear Controls
Jan 05, 2012 (1:02 pm)
My three year old was forcing his backpack out of the back seat and broke the knob off of the rear air controls (the one that controls the fan speed). The fan still works, but you cannot control the speed, just the temperature with the other knob. What broke appears to be the little piece that the control slips into. I tried to fix it, but the circuit was broken. Anyone have an issue with this or know how to order a replacement part?
#71 of 79 a/c turns on
May 22, 2012 (1:57 pm)
It is normal that the a/c seems to turn on when you turn off the car?
My car does that sometimes when the outside temperature is high and I dont now if is something wrong...