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randall
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12/18/2004
09:23:37

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Went to start the dakota the other day, no heat no air blowing, and the temps are in the teens right now in Detroit

Any suggestions?



vern
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12/18/2004
09:43:30

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check fuse,also on the older trucks theres a plug in on the [pass.side] firewall up near the hood,theres 4 wires that are together in 1 plug,
this may be corrodied and/or the unit it plugs in to may have burnt out,its held in with 2 screws[becareful this gets very hot]theres 4 spring like coils on the backside of this,one may have burnt,about $15 at dealer

hope this helps



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12/18/2004
12:29:37

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yea its probably the resistor, i just replaced one myself, 13 dollors at dealer.



dashizna
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12/18/2004
13:04:33

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hey Orjohn

What year did you relace it on and where is this located at????????????????

Thanks
Dave



nick
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12/18/2004
22:52:17

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Im also interested on knowing where you found this piece. If your looking at it from the front is it to the left of the big black ball(I wonder what thats for also)
If I found the right piece on my truck then I think its held in by hex-heads? Or am I looking in the wrong spot. I have a 93



vern
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12/19/2004
07:25:05

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OK
lets seen if i can explain this better,
pass.side,under the hood,above the dipstick for auto trans,on the firewall theres a 4 wire plug,
square in shape,

this 4 wire plug,plugs onto the resistor,whick is held on with 2 screws[small]1/4" if i remember
right

the resistor is inside the firewall so theres only 4 pronges outside when the plug is removed

this is the same on all daks 87-96,
97-up i don,t know,



dashizna
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12/19/2004
12:19:41

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Does anyone know where they are located in a 98 dakota v6???

Thanks
Dave



randall
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12/20/2004
22:29:16

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How about any info on a 2001 resistor????
Its now 2 frickin degrees in the motor city and vehicles are shutting down!!!



Nick
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12/20/2004
22:34:20

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Thanks for the tip Vern. Mechanic wanted to charge me $180 to fix the heater, I just fixed it myself it only took an 8mm socket, 5 minutes of my time and $8.35. God I love this place.



dashizna
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12/20/2004
23:17:43

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hey would any one state where this resistor is located in the 98 dakotas please i would love to change mine i have the part and everything but i can't find it in the trunk

thanks
Dave



josh
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12/21/2004
00:38:47

RE: no heat/stup
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dashizna, If you have a 98 dodge dakota, YOU SHOULD'NT HAVE A FREAKIN TRUNK, stup.



napoleon
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12/22/2004
11:01:11

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i have a 97 dakota, heat is not working, just blows cold air, sometimes the heat will work if its not cold outside
im in indiana and it is freezing now!!!!

so if i go to autozone i'm asking for a resistor? i just want to make sure

thanks for your time

ps- the ac doesn't work either





vern
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12/22/2004
15:17:27

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napolean,
the resistor WON,T help in your case,
the resistor is for the blower motor.
sounds like your blower is working fine just no heat

sounds like you have a pluged heater core or the vaccumm control is not working

try reversing the two heater hoses under the hood
this will reverse the flow and help clear a pluged heater core

also check if your heater controls work from floor to defrost or visa-versa,if they don,t theres a vaccumm feed line that comes in from under the hood to the heater control panel
check to see if its still hooked

if all seems good than it maybe your heater control panel,



Mike V
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12/23/2004
00:27:29

97 heater problem
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I have a 97 Dakota, heat is not working, just blows cold air, sometimes the heat will work if its not cold outside. I have replaced the thermostat and flushed the cooling system. The heater controls work from floor to defrost or visa-versa.
From reading the repair manual, my guess is the floor/defrost door actuator isnít working correctly. Is there anyway to check this door actuator without purchasing a new one???

Also, would this door actuator affect the airflow of the A/C when turned on?? During the summer months the airflow will change from the dash panel vents to the defrost vent with out doing anything.




vern
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12/23/2004
08:42:23

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Mike V,
it sounds like your heater door is working if it changes from floor to defrost

sounds more like the door that controls the cold air/hot air may not be working

my 89 dak does the bi-level to defrost change also,but it don,t effect the heat

with a vaccumm pump you can test the controls by removing the panel from the dash and hooking up the pump to the hoses one at a time and pumping
the pump to see if the doors open/close

to get at the door actuators you have to take the bottom of the dash,glove box etc all off.
THIS IS A JOB!

i,d try everything else first,after the truck is up to temp touch both heater hoses to see if they are both hot or try reversing the to heater hoses under the hood just to see if that helps,its free and it may be the answer.



Mike V
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12/30/2004
23:25:32

no heat
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Vern,

Holy crap........I'm thinking the reverse flush of the heater core and switching the hoses @ the fire wall is going to work. The weather in Okla. has warmed up and not been cool enough to really give the heater a good test.

After spending about $3 for the fittings this was a simple fix and save me the cost of replacing the heater core.

Thanks for the information.....greatly appreciated.

Mike V.



Brian Elmore
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9/18/2008
17:05:57

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alright so i own an 04 dakota and the resistor is in the same spot as all the others along with the blower motor.

now for the question. some time ago i can feel my heater blowing then stopped. i know i can still get heat, but won't blow. my blower motor is testing fine. now i just dont know if its the resistor or controls themselves?

motor won't blow on any setting, but when i was troubleshooting and put temp ground to my chassis and kept the power the same the blower motor would turn on but the dial wouldn't control it. no off or any speeds. so do i have a bad ground too? any help appreciated. thanks



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9/18/2008
21:44:44

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Since the blower will blow at only one speed I would say your resister's are bad they are what control the blower speed, you should have battery voltage at the motor and the resisters control the speed. (through ground)
Good Luck
Dakota49
1988 3.9 4X4 5speed

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Brian Elmore
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9/19/2008
18:17:49

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hey thanks for the info. that would explain the ground thing huh. i was quite confused by that. i ordered me a new resistor and will let yall know how i make out.



Brian Elmore
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9/24/2008
21:03:03

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wanted to give an update. got my resistor in today and put in and instantly my blower was blowing again!! thanks again guys you were correct!!! much love from the 413 area!!!



Tim
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10/03/2008
18:07:49

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i have a 2001 dakota sport which has heat but wont blow through the defrost. what could be the problem



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