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#1 of 261 Dodge Dakota A/C Problems
Jul 13, 2006 (8:12 pm)
I have a 1998 Dodge Dakota Sport club cab 4X4 V8 5 speed. It's a great truck but my A/C has died. I need my A/C it's way too hot here and I HATE to be hot. I have had the motor replaced, I have had the system recharged, I have had the dye put in to check for leaks TWICE, I have had all of the connections re-done and gaskets replaced. The dash board has been removed and we have found NOTHING WRONG except it blows HOT AIR. HELP!!!! I don't know what else it could be and the A/C specialist is baffled. If you know a solution your help would be MUCH APPRECIATED! Thanks in advance!
#2 of 261 Re: Dodge Dakota A/C Problems [redhead777]
Jul 14, 2006 (4:15 pm)
If your A/C specialist is baffled. I would take it somewhere else and start fresh and find out the problem. So do you have a leak? Your write up appears to indicate this. Is the problem, it will not hold a charge? It maybe a system component has failed,like a crack or fracture in a weld, compressor seals,could be a combinations of more than one problem. Just so you know the complete story. Question, what do you call an A/C specialist who graduated last in their class. Answer: An A/C specialist. Just something to remember with all professions. Proper Trouble shooting is a learned skill. Guessing and replacing parts is just that.
I am not a A/C specialist. I am a Master Electrican with 30 plus years in the trade and I do not answer electrical questions on a truck forum. I was probably of no help to you, but just had to respond.
#3 of 261 Re: Dodge Dakota A/C Problems [mike133]
Jul 15, 2006 (8:04 am)
Thanks for responding. This is the second place I've taken the truck. The first was the dealership and they couldn't fix it either. There are no leaks, all seals have been changed and the charge is at full capacity. it STILL feels like a heater when you turn it on, blows consistant HOT air.
It worked for a couple of days after he changed everything but that's all.
#4 of 261 Re: Dodge Dakota A/C Problems [redhead777]
Jul 15, 2006 (12:00 pm)
If it worked for a couple of days and then quit. It must have a small leak and loosing the refrigerate charge. If the charge drops below a specific pressure the low pressure sensor will not let the Air compressor run. If the charge is still good, then the problem could be with other components such as, the low charge pressure sensor, electric air compressor clutch, electrical connections. When the system refrigerate charge is ok. The only reason it will blow consistant Hot air is because of only one of two issues I can think of. One the air compressor is not running/compressing the gas or the expansion valve is defective. This is all I know.
#5 of 261 Re: Dodge Dakota A/C Problems [redhead777]
Jul 15, 2006 (2:22 pm)
If it blows hot air, is the air temp the same no matter where the temp control is set? It could be a problem with the blend air door control. Hot coolant always circulates through the heater core. If the blend air door is stuck in the "heat" position, you'll never get cold air.
#6 of 261 need help badd 01 club cab no blower
Jun 17, 2006 (11:18 am)
I have a 2001 club cab v6 a cpl of mths ago my fan would only work on high. so i trough the switch was going badd. so last week it stoped working all together. so i guessed the switch went so i went and got a new one. put it in no fan so now i am thinking the fan is burnt out. so i take the fan out and for the help of it i put some live juice to it and it works. so i checked the fuese and dont see any blowen. so what could be wrong i reall dont want to take it some were to be fixed if i could do it myself any one got a idea.
#7 of 261 Re: need help badd 01 club cab no blower [gillahoon]
Jun 18, 2006 (4:47 am)
This is an easy fix; it's too bad you didn't check the arhives. There is a variable resistor behind the glove box that needs to be changed. It is about a $12 part from your Dodge dealer and should only take a few mintes to change.
Jun 18, 2006 (7:13 am)
were is it and what does it look like
#9 of 261 Re: blower [gillahoon]
Jun 18, 2006 (1:57 pm)
The location of the variable resistor varies by year. Some years are located on the firewall and others are behind or below the glove box. It was behind the glove box for 00. If you go to the dealer to get a new one they can show you on the microfiche the exact location. The resistor is 2" to 3" long about 1" high and 3/4" deep. You can check the archives for additional info as this has been discussed many times before.
Jul 22, 2006 (6:35 pm)
2002 Dakota Ext.I'm getting water in the floor passender side. Happened last year I figure it must be condensation from AC. Anybody had this problem?