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#97 of 261 climate control on my 2001 dodge dakota 4x4 quad cab
Apr 27, 2008 (7:20 pm)
I only get hot air out of the dash vents no matter what setting I put it on. It will not switch to the floor vents or the face vents, I get no change in temperature out of the vents no matter what temperature I turn it to or if I turn on the A/C, Fan switch works just fine. Can anyone tell me what it might be or what I may need to change out.
#98 of 261 dakota heater blower
May 03, 2008 (7:04 am)
Thanks guys, it was the resistor. 20 bucks and 2 screws later it works. thanks again for your help
#99 of 261 Re: vents/defrost [snowman102185]
May 06, 2008 (6:00 am)
I just fixed my 2002 Dakota vent issue last night. Had no flow from dash vents, only defrost and floor. There is a link which comes off the cam/motor under dash drivers side(towards center of vehicle). This link had come undone far up in the dash. The motor is electric so you can test w/o vehicle running.
#100 of 261 Re: vents/defrost [chillrich]
May 13, 2008 (5:39 pm)
I have the same problem with my 03, air only blows out of the defrost and floor vents. Is the 03 set up the same way as the 02?
#101 of 261 Re: vents/defrost [chillrich]
May 30, 2008 (2:46 pm)
i have 02 dakota also w/same vent issue. how much trouble did you have finding and repairing. summertime in soutwest louisiana
#102 of 261 Sometimes AC
Jun 20, 2008 (11:48 pm)
I have a 1998 Dodge Dakota. The air conditioning blows so cold, it will run you right out of the truck. Then, it blows ambient temp air and is useless. I have replaced the cycling switch, the refrigerant, checked for leaks with dye, replaced the high pressure switch, the control head and the vacuum harness that connects to the back of the switch. It works when started and then after varying amounts of time, the air just stops being cold. Fan remains on system just blows fetid crummy smelling air. Seems to work much better when it's cool outside and is guaranteed to shut off and stop cooling when it's hot. HELP! Last bozo to "help" said it "might be" a body control module (??!!) Whatever that is. Need to get this fixed as it is 108 degrees here all week. Thanks very much!!
#103 of 261 Re: one shot A/C [03dakota]
Jun 20, 2008 (11:59 pm)
My 98 too. Not always 10 minutes, but shuts down the cold and just blows ambient air. Did you figure the fix yet? Thanks!!!
#105 of 261 It's Gotta Be The A/C Clutch, Right?
Jul 02, 2008 (4:31 pm)
On my 2K 4.7 Quad the a/c may function perfectly for hours/miles then suddenly go AWOL for 10-15 minutes. I've tried to find patterns of conditions that trigger it but never came up with a solid explanation. As a last resort I wired a small 12v bulb to the plus side of the a/c clutch and put it just in front of the windshield so I could know when the system is supplying voltage to engage the clutch. That revealed that that the compressor was not turning even though all the sensors, relays, binary brain, etc under the hood were telling it to run. Does it sound to the brain trust here that the most reasonable explanation is a an intermittent - maybe temperature related - open in the a/c clutch magnetic coil? Is that the first thing to replace?
#106 of 261 Re: one shot A/C [dleahy]
Jul 03, 2008 (12:02 pm)
Me too. The AC on my 98 may work for 5, 10 or 15 minutes....only The Shadow knows. I am anxious to hear what others suggest. I have noticed two things - 1) Revving the engine 2-3 times will often cause the AC to kick back in; and 2) The compressor is not turning when the AC is not working, but you can start it by manually spinning the clutch (careful!).