Glad I found this thread!
My a/c was short cycling at idle, and blowing hot. I thought it was because of low charge but at idle the low side was overpressure. I started thinking I had a blockage somewhere until I found this thread.
I just switched the relays, checked fuses and all were fine, but fan wasn't engaging. I tried giving it some "encouragement" (tap tap) but still nothing. When the a/c is turned on I'm getting the proper voltage at the plug so it looks like a new motor for me.
My question though, as I've been reading it seems like some people have pulled the condenser and opened up the system. Looking at it, it seems like this is the easiest way to get to the fan but in this thread it sounds like some have seperated the shroud from the condenser unit. Is this the case? Can anyone explain or lead me to some help as to how it's done?
I'd rather not have to open up the system because I don't have the tools to properly evacuate and recharge it and I want it done right. If I can swap in a new motor myself without breaking the connections maybe I can have A/C for the end of this summer, since I see the motor for around $60. If it needs to be opened up I will probably have to wait until next year I guess. Can't put too much money in this right now.
Thanks everyone, this forum is awesome.