Blower louder after getting rear-ended

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  1. carpetcleaner
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    After getting rear-ended, the blower on my TM doesn't sound the same. It was a minor fender bender with no visible damage to the TM. Can the bearings have been damaged?
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    Rob have you checked the mounting bolts to the unit. Is it possible one or more could be allowing vibration causing the blower to sound different. Assuming it's a slide-in.
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    It is a slide in. Nothing is loose. There are no visible signs of damage. The blower seems to now have louder bearing sounds.
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    If the blower to the muffler is connected with flexible hose it could have torn. Even with a small tear the blower changes its tone. I have blown out chunks of old blower hose while working and the volume of the blower screams. Fairly easy fix.
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    I'm wondering, is this truckmount belt or coupler on the blower?
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    Is in a Ford or Chevy?:hopeless:
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    It has a coupler and is mounted in a trailer.

    I has checked the alignment of the coupler, the exhaust is secure and intact.

    It seems to be working fine, just has a different sound. I guess that I will wait for something to break.

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