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Fred Overcashier
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4/27/2001
20:47:40

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I have a 1992 Dodge Dakota and my A/C //Heater blower motor quite working. I have checked the 30 amp fuse and have put a new one in it's place. What is next?
Do I remove the blower motor? Where is it? Or are there some more additional testing I can do.

Please Help!!!

I miss my blower




Big Jon
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4/27/2001
22:25:26

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It may not be the blower motor. I have a '92 also and had the same problem. On the right side of the trucks firewall there is a consister, it will have a small wire going to it. Take the consister out and see if the small wire running across it is broken, if it is take it to your local dealership and they should have the part in stock the price of it I believe is under $5.00.




'92 3.9L



mike c.
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5/02/2001
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your problem is probably the resistor block for the blower located on the firewall passenger side under the hood. i have a '93 dakota that had this problem and also a friend i worked with had the same. the resistor pack had a wire burnt into on both trucks.



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5/20/2001
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And sometimes the damn switch on the dash goes bad too.



K.Davis
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7/03/2001
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I have a '92 Dakota with the Blower Motor not running I have checked All the Fuses they are fine
Unplugged the blower conection under the dash on the passager side Dark Green wire and a Black with Tan stripe Checked for Voltage at the Conector No voltage Checked the Blower motor it self by running Jumper from battery The Blower works fine. So It's either Broken Wire in harnes or Blower Motor Switch on Dash or the resistor pack .

"How do I test the Resistor Pack?"



Jason
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12/21/2001
09:25:18

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My blower motor just quit on me the other day. I was driving with the heat on and then it suddenly quit. I checked the fuse and looked for cricuit breakers and the only thing I could come up with is that the motor burnt out. Well, for about $38 I bought a new one and installed it (time consuming job). The blower still isn't running so I am going to fetch a new resistor block. Although the blower didn't need to be replaced I am glad I did because the housing over the motor was filled with metallic dust from the brushes in the armature. Lets hope that the resistor works because if it doesn't my only other assumption is that there may be an inline fuse blown.



Bill
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12/29/2001
17:59:09

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You can test the resistor pack with an ohm meter
but the easy way is remove it from the firewall
and just look at it. If there is a wire burnt in half it's junk. Mine looked good but had some rust on it, and that was enough to break the connection. After a continuity check with the ohm meter I found there was no connection.

1 3
terminals 5
2 4

Connect ohm meter to 5 and the other lead to 1 then 2 then 3 then 4, you should get a reading.
Then connect it to 1 and 2 then 3 and 4 you should get a reading here too. If you fail to get a reading at any of these it's junk.



bret
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1/08/2002
22:13:37

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I have 84 Dakota, HI speed quit 2wks ago, now all speeds. I jumpered fan motor to 30amp fuse #1 / ground and it works. I checked fan lead harness for voltage and it has power. The control module fan speed switch harness connector does not have voltage. Could this be a resistor pack?

bret



ken pickering
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2/14/2002
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My son's 92 Dakota is having blower motor problems as well. The resistor block tests okay (continuity as described in one response), and there is 12 volts at the blower plug connector. The motor runs on the bench when hooked to 12v battery, but not in the truck. Is there a method to test the dash switch?
Boy, I wish I had thought to look for a site like this before I took the dash apart to get at the blower motor!!!



ken pickering
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2/26/2002
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Further to my sons blower motor problem. I finally traced it to the ignition switch. There was a high resistance in the switch. The motor couldn't draw enough juice to run. I bought an inline fuse and put female spade tips on the ends. I removed the 30 amp fuse from the truck fuse block (#1). I connected one spade tip from the inline fuse to the non powered side of the #1 fuse position. I then connected the other spade tip to a spare fuse position operated by the ignition switch. I put the 30amp fuse in the new holder, and voila! The fan works like a charm. The info on this site was super. It allowed me to troubleshoot the problem and find a solution. Thanks!



Ken
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5/15/2002
12:27:37

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94 Dakota... I have had the same problems with my blower just stopping, I have replaced the blower motor, and it worked for a while. I went through the painstaking process of testing the switch, and found it to be bad. The worst part is, this is a dealer part and no parts stores have it. Niehoff makes a switch (part number AL801) however, no one has this either.



Wayne
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7/06/2002
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I have just got done fixing a full size "97" dodge truck with this problem. looked in a haynes book and no diagrams on the heater wiring and the only place they even mention the blower was in the heating and cooling section 3-8 then I looked at a chiltons and it had a little more but failed to say any thing about a relay. and I even had 2 part stores try to look up a relay and they said there was none so I was just going to reconnect it to another circuit and as I was under the dash tracing out a wire I saw this relay that was just stabed to a bracket the wires going to it was the same color as on the blower and at the fuse block (orange at the blower brown/tan stripe fuse) using a continuty tester the orange wire wrang out but the brown wire didnt have power on until the key was on didn't make any sense to me as I though this relay would be for to reduce the load on the ingnition switch. and still don't know as to why this relay was installed but when I made a jumper out of some #10 wire with male stab connectors to take place of this relay the blower works as good as new. and turns off with the ingition switch. this relay was located a little to the right of the stering collom and is up in there on a bracket thats mounted to the support frame of the dash. it will have two small wires and two big wires on it. the relay is black in color too.
I hope this will help some one else: Wayne



Tom
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11/27/2002
19:53:37

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I just wanted to give a hearty thanks to those that nailed down the problem of the resistor block being bad. I've got a '92 Dakota and was all ready to go to work yanking out my blower motor, but I figured I'd do a little searching on the net first. Wow! Aside from saving about $40 or more it saved what would probably have been a lost afternoon working in the cold. I would have never thought of it in a thousand years and the manual I bought for it some time ago said nothing of it. I took it out, and sure enough there was a corroded broken wire. Took about a total of 10 minutes to take it out and put a new one in. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I don't usually get this lucky. This will be first place I come when other problems crop up.



george
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12/01/2002
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WOW, i also have a 92 dakota and was about to tear into the dash for the blower motor.Even though i havent checked it yet,the resister is one place i havent checked.I hope it solves my problems. like others have said , you cant find any info in repair manuals, thanks guys, youve all been a big help.



Barrick
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12/01/2002
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I to also have a 92 Dodge dakota and was about to tear into the dash for the blower motor. When I checked it was the resister and solved the problem. like others have said , you cant find any info in Haynes repair manuals, thanks to all for your help.



Ken
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12/08/2002
16:45:20

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Resistor block was the problem in my '95 too.
Lost low speeds first, then finally top speed.
I was able to recrimp the resistive wires into
an uncorroded portion of the terminal block
and reuse the part. Thanks for the help.




Terry
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1/03/2003
17:58:59

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I have a 1500 Dodge Van. The highest speed blower
circuit works. But the low, medium and high speed
settings do not work.

I tried to find a bad fuse in the fuse block on the drivers
side of the dash. But all of them appeared to be fine.

Is there a fuse for just the first three speed settings of
the blower for the heater/AC?



Terry
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1/03/2003
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I have a 1500 Dodge Van. The highest speed blower
circuit works. But the low, medium and high speed
settings do not work.

I tried to find a bad fuse in the fuse block on the drivers
side of the dash. But all of them appeared to be fine.

Is there a fuse for just the first three speed settings of
the blower for the heater/AC?



Becky
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1/11/2003
13:20:14

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I've got an '01 Dakota, low speeds have died,
high speed still works. Can anyone tell me
exactly where the resistor block is ? Have
looked all over the firewall on passenger side
can't find it. What does it look like ! Help !!!

Thanks in advance !




Doug
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1/14/2003
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Becky, same problem here. 01' Dakota,lost all low speeds yesterday,only high speed works. kind of annoying since I just bought the truck used. Sorry,no clue where it is either.



Chris Bowman
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1/24/2003
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Sounds to me like Dodge has a problem. I have a 2001 Dakota and mine went out at 39,000 miles. dealer wants $363.00 to install a new blower switch assembly.



Paul
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4/03/2003
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I have an '01 with 45K and all speeds of mine went out at once. I have voltage (12.5VDC) at the motor, but no turning. I went to the dealer to get another motor ($121), but had a sneeking suspicion that was not it (you can't return electrical parts). I tried it again at home using a battery, and it turned. Where is this mystical resistor box I've heard so much about????



Angela
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4/25/2003
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I have a 2001 dakota QC that my blower motor just quit while riding down the road and there is not one to be found anywhere they are all on back order and i donot know all i know is pump gas and ride PLEASE HELP !!!!!!



Paul
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4/27/2003
21:59:23

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My problem was the resistor block. It costs $9 at your friendly dodge dealer. Chrysler has a weekly demand of 450 some odd of them, so it is likely that it is your problem. To replace it, get on the floor on the passenger side and look a little above and to the right of the floor duct. There will be a plug with 5 or 6 wires going into it there. Unplug it( you will have to remove the little red locking device with pliers and squeeze the big clip while pulling ) then you will have to take out the two little bolts(5/32 I think). They are kinda a pain to get to. Pull out the board and insert new one. I recommend gettin gthe new part first to see what you are dealing with. If it doesn't work, you are only out $9 vice $300 or so for a switch assembly or $120 for a new motor. Good luck.



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4/27/2003
23:51:28

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To Paul;
Thanks so much for the advice on the resistor block thing I printed it out to show to my husband and to the guy who works on our truck. We are both on disability and every little penny counts more than most people think! I hope that this works but like you said I won't be out off but $9-$10. Let me know if I can help you and we are very appreciative.



Brandon
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4/29/2003
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I have replaced the blower resistor in my 2001 Dakota quad cab 3 times in 2 years! I have now replaced the blower motor as well as I am told by one of "my" electrical engineers that the motor draws too much current, thus causing the problem. Apparently he was right, it has lasted longer than ever before now and our local dealerships will not replace the blower resistor without replacing the motor also (that is if you want a warranty with that); word from Chrysler they said, no doubt from the hundreds of dollars in phone calls I have made Chrysler engineers to fix this problem. Chrysler was VERY UNHELPFUL. I found that they were aware of this, as well as the Stratus having the same problem also. "They had a bad batch of motors apparently". I have also had 2 complete front suspension overhalls on the darn thing as well, and this is just normal city/highway driving. Upper A-arm bushings and ball joints seem to give most of the problems. Our local dealerships won't replace ball joints anymore due to liability issues, so they insist on charging you $268.00 (x 2) for the new upper A-arms from Dodge, plus labor and alignment. Now that my pickup is out of warranty, I have put on new Moog and TRW brand bushings and ball joints, and everything is fine, and the ride much better than when it was brand new. I suggest to others to do the same if you are keeping your pickup. Keep in mind all of this has happened in 39,000 miles! I won't get into the from brake rotor problems, it's too much to contimplate in one BBS posting! I will not be buying another Dodge pickup in the near future. I wished I had known of this website when I was having problems earlier. Best of luck to you.



angela
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4/30/2003
10:19:10

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to all that have helped me;
thank you but i fixed my problem with the blower motor it coseted me $16 for the part and $5 for the labor! I will not be buying another dodge product in the future because you can't get any help from those people AT ALL! It was my resistor thank god



Chan
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5/15/2003
02:29:10

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Took me forever to find this post for a 2001. Looked all over under the hood. Thanks, Paul, for the info. Now going to do some test on the wires to see if my problem is actually this board.



Chan
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5/15/2003
02:36:39

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Paul, so you only replaced the board? My connector looks like it is glued to the board or is that the source of my problem (the heat melting it)?



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5/15/2003
02:38:19

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Took me forever to find this post for a 2001. Looked all over under the hood. Thanks, Paul, for the info. Now going to do some test on the wires to see if my problem is actually this board.



Paul
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5/15/2003
19:38:13

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Well, when I say board, I mean the component up to and including the wiring connector. If you look at it from a side view, it will look like a t with a fat top. The actual circiut board has been dipped in a black or dark brown shellac to improve it's durability in regards to shock, moisture and that sort of thing. It might appear "melted", but I assure you it is a conformal coating and the new part will have the same. A quick check to ensure it is the resistor block (or board or whatever) is to unplug the fan and check for voltage at the plug. You should get about 13 volts or so (unless your switch is off). This would indicate that the switch is good. Motors are somewhat harder to break. You would probably smell it getting hot before it quit, but if you want to test it, get a 12V source (battery / charger) and rig some wires into the plug and see if it turns. I have a 2 amp charger and it barely turned it at all. I'm sure a battery would turn it at speed, but be careful not to burn out your motor by running it for more than a second or so. I don't know what this thing is rated for. It may not be worth risking burning out a $120 motor over a $10 resistor block. Sorry about the super long reply, but I don't want people making an involuntary donation to THE MAN.



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