Hi all I have a 2008 Honda CRV LX 2wd. I never noticed it but according to my wife the blower motor has been making a ticking/clicking sound. I took it out and hooked it up to the compressor to blow it out (friend said leaf might be inside). Nothing but black dust came out.

I spinned the squirrel cage and heard the ticking noise. On top of that it is getting louder and my wife complained about whining noises. Also, there is some type of battery drainange happening now. Car is not quick to start (sounds like a drained battery). Went to autozone and fletchers and they gave the battery a clean health. It was installed 8/11 by Honda (honda battery 100 month warranty).

I took it to Honda and they said as long as I don't mind the noise and it works...no need to replace. Could this be causing my battery drain? Part is like $40.

Do you all recommend I just change it out?

Thx