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#428 of 479 Re: 2001 Ram Van 1500 conversion Questions [Budleejames]
Mar 13, 2009 (6:04 am)
I sure hope you get a reply with info. I just aquired a 2500 cargo van with the same problem. Was told it is the resister 98% of the time , but that wasn't my problem.
#429 of 479 Re: 2001 Ram Van 1500 conversion Questions [goatdad]
Mar 13, 2009 (3:36 pm)
What is the resistor. It looks like there is electronic resistors, brake resistors and many others? Thanks
#430 of 479 Re: 2001 Ram Van 1500 conversion Questions [flattracker12m]
Mar 29, 2009 (5:06 pm)
They usually install the resistor for the fan speed control in the air flow duct to keep it cool by the vans own blower moving air across it. There is usually 2 or 3 resistance windings that you control from the speed switch on the dash. Low uses all the resistors at the same time to give the most resistance and slow it down the most. Then they drop out the others for the speed you are asking for. High has a direct 12 volts so that is why you only have high speed. On high there is no resistor involved. If you look at where the motor for the blower is bolted to the duct you most likely will find a small item that is held in place by a couple of screws.
It will have a few wires going to it in the form of a plug. Pull the plug off with the fan turned off and remove the small unit with the resistors and take it to an auto parts store and they can check it for you. If this is not it then the switch might be bad. I think you are going to find the resistor bad. Good luck.
#431 of 479 99 la west conversion
Apr 20, 2009 (8:37 pm)
i have a 99 ford la west conversion van with 89000 miles and i am trying to figure out what it is worth it has leather and vcr and dvd with a sports top and very clean and i was thinking bout selling it but dont want to go wrong is there a way to find out
#432 of 479 conversion van
Apr 30, 2009 (12:02 pm)
I have a 1999 gmc explorer van that I bought in 2001 and generally love it .
My biggest complaint is the drum brakes on the rear & some wind noise from around the doors that I can't seem to get rid of.
It listed originally around $50,000. I bought it in 2001 used from the original owner with 19,000 miles for $23,000.
I would shop for a low mile used as opposed to a new one.
They do seem to depreciate quickly in price and as they are usually owned by more mature people are in pretty good condition.
I would try to get one from the southwest though because of corrosion.
#436 of 479 Re: conversion van [makenna]
Dec 12, 2009 (5:41 am)
I have an Explorer conversion chevy hi-top van with 75,000 miles on it...champagne color...I am the second owner...leather seating, back bench makes a queen bed, two captains, and two front captains...tv and other players...factory installed trailer package for towing up to 6200 lbs...complete hitch...michlin tires all around...I added a back window a/c for overnight stays in campgrounds and only used once...excellent condition. Will sell resonable price...now retired and declining health...looking for 4 dr toyota, honda, hyunda sedan....roger70
#437 of 479 Re: conversion van [roger70]
Jan 01, 2010 (4:42 pm)
I'm interested in learning more about the hi-top conversion van you have for sale. Where are you located? My husband and I would like to find a well-kept, well-maintained conversion van for our growing family.Any info your could provide would be helpful! Thanks!