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YJ
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7/10/2002
11:38:29

Subject: Anyone have AC issues?
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Does anyone notice their AC getting incredibly loud. I have a 2K 4.7 and when the AC's on, it sounds like the truck is part gas and part electric-lawnmower. The sound fluctuates with the RPMs. Anyone know how to fix it. The dealer has looked at it a couple of times but always comes back with "normal noise".

Thanks,
YJ



bb
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7/10/2002
15:10:46

RE: Anyone have AC issues?
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Yes it is normal. When the AC is on, the electric fan comes on. After a while the hot air being pulled in by the electric fan heats up the thermostatically controlled fan and makes it cut in also. Thats where all the noise comes from.
You can adjust the thermostat by varying the length of the bimetalic coil on the front of the unit.
If you make it longer it will come on sooner, shorter just the opposite.
Mine wasn't coming on at all and I was having some overheating problems. I adjusted the coil and it cuts in a lot sooner now, probably to soon.
Makes a lot of noise, but no more overheating.
One of these days I'll see if I can fine tune it a little more.
Hope this helps.



YJ
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7/11/2002
12:06:53

RE: Anyone have AC issues?
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Thanks a million bb. Would've never guessed. I'm assuming when you say, 'the bimetalic coil on the front of the unit', I'm assuming you're saying in front of the thermostatically controlled fan. I'll try to find it.

Thanks again!



bb
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7/11/2002
13:01:57

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Yes, the thermostatic fan.
I tweeked mine last night to see if I could get it to come on a little later.
The bimetal coil is really hard to bend.
Also when you unscrew the fan assembly from the pully keep it vertical so the silicone doesn't leak out.



dak318
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7/11/2002
16:13:27

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I got AC issues, the compressor burned out 2 weeks after I bought the truck.

91 Sport 318



justin
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7/12/2002
06:06:49

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i got some ac issues...my ac only comes on once in a while. when it dosent come on the compressor isnt spinning or anything...but when it does come on it usually goes out a few min. later...i was thinking it could be the compressor going bad itself or maybee the inline relay in the wire going into the unit...? i dunno....any help would be much appreciated. thanks



mdandl
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7/12/2002
07:40:43

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a/c issues yep mine to cold
its been in upper 90's here in va and the a/c in my dak been putting out 35 deg air and damn it,s chillin my bones hehehe

1997 Dakota Sport RC V6, Magenta, Dynomax Ultra Flow, K&N, APC Clear Corners, NR White Face Gauges, Mopar Boards, rails and Others to come
2000 Dakota Sport RC V6 Soon to be PLUM CRAZY

YJ
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7/12/2002
14:47:49

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Wow, mdandl, that was helpful. Nice color truck by the way. I don't think I've seen one like it. Quite cool.
;)
YJ



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