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Dodge Dakota, Truck
#222 of 261 Re: Cabin Filter [themacguy]
Aug 09, 2010 (11:55 am)
Have you tried replacing the blower motor resistor (BMR)? It's about $15.00 here in the comfy, summer temperatues of San Antonio. I was vactioning during the summer in New MX and Colorado when mine went out. At first it blew warm air. Then the speed significantly reduced on my blower fan. Eventually, High speed just quit. I researched the crap out of it on the net and found that a cheap fix might be the BMR. Location: if you were sitting in the passenger seat, right above your feet, there is a small panel on the bottom of the blower motor. Kind of hard to get at, but an easy fix once you do. 2 screws, drop down, may need to move the vent, unhook old BMR insert new BMR, replace unit, replace screws. You have to snap the little plastic tabs off of the ends of the BMR housing or else it won't fit into place. It's cheap, fairly easy and if you haven't replaced it in 200,000 mi, it can't hurt to do it. It's lifetime warranteed too. I bought mine at A.Z. Good luck and hope this helps. Love my 01 Dakota quad cab SLT at 130,000 mi and going strong.
#223 of 261 Re: Cabin Filter [dakotayoda]
Aug 09, 2010 (3:01 pm)
you know what? actually, i haven't. i've seen it discussed here and there, but since the blower was working 'okay' i haven't noticed that it's slowing down on high speed, but i went out and checked it, and it seems to be a bit less air than it used to be. when i get back to civilization in a coupla weeks i'll replace the thing. thanks for the response, and it won't hurt to do it, as you say, since it's got 200k on it, and i'll likely never sell it.
you might or might not have been around this group back in 2000 when we started it up, but i actually autocrossed my quad when it was new. won several trophies as well, then 'retired it' to the field for about 5-6 years of hard work and 130+ mile per day commuting. it still looks new, now has a camper shell on it, and i replaced the r/t wheels i'd put on it for the originals (more rubber for a smoother ride).
i'll let you know if the resistor fixes it. still flummoxed as to why it just blows warm air. jack b in midland, tx usa
#224 of 261 Re: 2001 Dodge Dakota HVAC blower not working [david360]
Aug 09, 2010 (3:53 pm)
I posted a question in post #202, My ignition switch was in fact bad. My truck started fine and ran fine, but the blower wasn't running. The tumblers were good. The truck didn't have to be rekeyed, but the cheap ignition switch module did have to be replaced. It works fine now.
#225 of 261 Re: Cabin Filter [themacguy]
Aug 09, 2010 (4:54 pm)
I fully understand the "clothes pinned playing card in bicycle spokes" sound. It is very good description.
I assume you realize that something is physically touching the squirril-cage fan of the blower. I have had to take these apart a couple times over the years because of such a noise. All I can tell you is that I have found everything from dry-leaves to dead mice.
Your only recourse is to access the blower-motor. There should be several screws holding it on...the squirril-cage fan should come out attached to the motor.
#226 of 261 2001 Dodge Dakota Vents blow almost no air
Aug 10, 2010 (6:59 pm)
The AC blower motor on my 2001 Dodge Dakota 2wd 4.7 V8 works great. I lowered it from under the dash and it runs great on all 4 settings. However when it is installed there is no air blowing from the vents on the side of the dash and only a small amount from the vents beside the radio and ac control panel. The air that does blow out is cold but is weak at best. The gate that regulates external and recirculated air on MAX was stuck half way open when i removed the blower motor and cage but I messed with it and now it works fine. Is there an electrical component that works the internal gates for the vents on my dash that are not working that i can replace to fix this?
#227 of 261 Re: 2001 Dodge Dakota Vents blow almost no air [rollingat321]
Aug 12, 2010 (4:00 pm)
Those flappers within the air-plemum may be VACUUM operated. You may have a weak vacuum-signal to them.
#228 of 261 Re: 2001 Dodge Dakota Vents blow almost no air [bpeebles]
Aug 13, 2010 (7:47 pm)
I have never had the dash off of this truck. Knock on wood it now has 323,000 miles and it is running really good. I would love to get my moneys worth out of it. Oh i did buy it new. But seriously, can you put that in shade tree terms. Where are the VACUUM lines? Are they behind the control panel I would assume? and you also said vacuum-signal. Is that a signal from a hose or from an electrical componant? I did see on another forum that another guy had the same problem and it turned out his evaporator core was clogged with dirt. I was able to get a peek at mine and it was filthy. I did spray foaming coil cleaner on it and it did help some but the flappers still do not seem to be all the way open. Any ideas???
#229 of 261 Re: Cabin Filter [dakotayoda]
Sep 18, 2010 (2:41 pm)
mine is a 2000 model, so naturally it doesn't fit. it did fit my business partner's 2001 though, so thanks! my part number is 'cr152' and it's about 30 bux. don't know where it goes as it looks different, but it's not my a/c problem anyway, so i won't need it right now. thanks though...
#230 of 261 No interior air period
Oct 13, 2010 (11:18 am)
I have a 2002 Dodge Dakota SXT 4x4 that is not blowing air at all. I turn the knob and nothing. It quick working and then about a week later I turned the knob and it started working. That lasted about a day then quit again and has not worked since. Any suggestions?
#231 of 261 Re: No interior air period [bigair68]
Oct 13, 2010 (12:56 pm)
If it's not working on any speed, either the switch is intermittent or you have a flaky connection somewhere.
If it doesn't work on anything but the highest speed, than it may be the resistor that's used to drop the voltage to the blower motor and thus reduce the fan speed.