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https://youtu.be/VmVde1oJNwM
Check out this video of my fan sounding like this.
This morning it was below zero and I was having trouble getting it to defrost my windshield.
I've read the forum about a fan under the passenger side dash and another one about something up under the hood area. Which one might this issue be so I can dial it in before I go taking stuff apart.
I'm going to get some turbine grease if since I read the forum about the possible corrosion that can be helped with a little grease or maybe it could be a bearing going out. I hope just a little turbine oil will help me out for now.
 

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The fan is under the hood dead center of the firewall under the cowl..

The fans/blowers in these cars go through brushes for some reason, the brushes are readily available on ebay and the job to replace them isn't bad but you have to have a proper wiper arm removal tool in order to do the job. You will not be able to remove the wiper arms without it.

https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/windshield-wiper-arm-removal-tool/A-p8002225e

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Cooler-Heater-Blower-motor-fan-carbon-brushes-Bosch-Xsara-saab-95-saab95-car-B1/272834269457?hash=item3f86309111:g:M0QAAOxymiVQ9i-0:rk:2:pf:0

It's not a fun job but it ain't rocket science.

https://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1211417&postcount=7

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I've got a similar noise, but its only audible when the fan speed is set to max like I see yours is. Do you get the noise regardless of fan speed? Auto climate control hardly ever goes into max fan speed, so I have not even bothered to look into it.

However, I have removed the wiper arms off the car like 4 times I can tell you it can be an absolute pain.

I've tried the very tool that Bob3000 linked but it did not work for me. The wipers were stuck on there so good, and the tool would not budge them.

This tool did work for me, kind of:
https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/heavy-duty-battery-terminal-puller/A-p2990250e

It's pretty much a one shot deal, by the time you get the second wiper off, the pulling arms on the tool have bent out of shape and will not be able to grip onto the wiper anymore. I've had to get three of them...
 

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No it happens at lower speeds too. Sometimes it will sound good but it will eventually work it's way back to sounding like this.
It wouldn't work this morning until I turned it on full blast and then it came on suddenly so I have just left it on the high speed for as long as it works.
 

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Sometimes it even totally shuts off and I have to pull the fuse and put it back it to get it going again.
Save yourself the trouble of pulling the fuse and make a fist and bang it on the dashboard in front of the centre speaker close to the windshield, odds are the noise and fan speed will change. ;ol;
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It's pretty much a one shot deal, by the time you get the second wiper off, the pulling arms on the tool have bent out of shape and will not be able to grip onto the wiper anymore. I've had to get three of them...
Patience is the key:

1) spray the offending wiper arms with a good penetrating fluid (no, not WD-40 unless it is WD's actual PF)

2) clamp on the wiper arm removal tool and torque down to a good firm tightness and leave be for an hour

3) go back and add more penetrant and torque the tool down again maximum not bending the tool pressure and leave for another hour

4) go back and find the wiper arm has popped off while you were managing the bar-b-que and having a beveridge...works every time

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Agree with Bob3000's method, and would add that once the screw is tightened as hard as you dare, a well aimed tap with a hammer on the top of the screw might release it.

I once tightened one up, stood back wondering what to do next, and it suddenly let go with a crack like a gunshot, as the arm released and hit the nut (which was still on the stud to avoid damaging its top end threads). Made me jump.

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Seems obvious the brushes are fired ..just be cautious to taking out the cowl slowly it become really stiff and breakable around the gasket and that part isn't available anymore anywhere...
 

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Alright so I made it just barely through last winter and then just rolled the windows down during the summer. Here it is December again and time to try to finally fix the Blower Motor. Thanks for all the help and advice!
 

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I've got a similar noise, but its only audible when the fan speed is set to max like I see yours is. Do you get the noise regardless of fan speed? Auto climate control hardly ever goes into max fan speed, so I have not even bothered to look into it.

However, I have removed the wiper arms off the car like 4 times I can tell you it can be an absolute pain.

I've tried the very tool that Bob3000 linked but it did not work for me. The wipers were stuck on there so good, and the tool would not budge them.

This tool did work for me, kind of:
https://www.princessauto.com/en/detail/heavy-duty-battery-terminal-puller/A-p2990250e

It's pretty much a one shot deal, by the time you get the second wiper off, the pulling arms on the tool have bent out of shape and will not be able to grip onto the wiper anymore. I've had to get three of them...
there are much better tools made for wiper arms only. The arms usually come rigfht off with the right tool.

 

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I replaced the Blower Motor and it worked for a minute or two and then stopped working. Video below you can here the noise it is making.
 
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