How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask George H. Your Own Question

George H.
George H., ASE Certified Technician
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 15292
Experience:  ASE Master 15+ years
Type Your Dodge Question Here...
George H. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

2001 Dodge Caravan A/C fan nonfunctional. Fuse good. A/C clutch

Customer Question

2001 Dodge Caravan A/C fan nonfunctional. Fuse good. A/C clutch working, compressor working. No output from blower fan. What is the problem (90K, California car).
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  George H. replied 5 years ago.

Hello I will help you with your question,

 

Are you having problems with the blower in the cabin or the Condensor fan on the radiator?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
In the cabin. All other parts of the A/C system appear to be working, just no output from cabin blower up front. If not on recurculate and driving, a trickle of cold air can be felt coming through the A/C vents.
Expert:  George H. replied 5 years ago.

OK then the blower resistor is behind the glove compartment and is usuall the source of the problem but you normally will have blower function on high. If you have no blower on any speed the blower motor itself may have failed.

 

Do you have a testlight or voltmeter to check the blower with?

 

 

George H., ASE Certified Technician
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 15292
Experience: ASE Master 15+ years
George H. and other Dodge Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Yes. I have both. Not sure how to test the blower motor (my thought also, but usually the go intermitent before all out failure). I hopw accepting this answer is not the end of your help. John
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Again, how do I test the blower motor with the tools you requested I answer ? John
Expert:  George H. replied 5 years ago.

Never the end until you are satisfied with the solution,

 

Behind the glove compartment (squeeze the sides and let the cover hang down) the blower resistor and blower pigtail are in the HVAC box. back probe the two pin blower pigtail connector with the key on and the blower switch on high to see if power is present If it does have power you will need the blower motor which means the dash board will have to be rolled back to access it. If you do not have power there the blower resistor is likely the culprit

 

 

 

graphic

 

Before you go through all that swap the front and rear blower relays in the underhood power center and see if you have power to the blower then

 

graphic

 

Let me know what you find

 

 

 

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Now that is what I call an answer !

 

Does the glove box door come off when I do as you said or just hang down more so that I gain access ?

Expert:  George H. replied 5 years ago.

It only hangs down but does swapping the relay allow the blower to work? You do not have to go behind the glove compartment if it does.

 

 

George H., ASE Certified Technician
Category: Dodge
Satisfied Customers: 15292
Experience: ASE Master 15+ years
George H. and other Dodge Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

The relay swap is an outstanding idea ! The van is with my wife and I will be checking everything tonight when I get home. I am now 100% happy with your answers and help.

 

How do I leave positive feedback and how do I contact you after I try the relay swap, pin out for power (incase I need to ask you how to pull the dash to replace the motor) ?

 

Have you been paid now ? I would like to leave a bonus. Thank You, John

Expert:  George H. replied 5 years ago.

You found the best way to leave feedback and I thank you very much for that.

 

I am very happy with what you have paid and if you need further help just login and you will see this question. If you cannot post to it start a new question and put "George H" in the first line. I will see it and get you back to this question

 

Thanks again and let me know how it turns out and what I can do to help

 

 

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

George, I think I "Accepted" and then went back and tried to leave a bonus for a total of $30.00, and not the $ 15.00 suggested (as I was so pleased with your thinking and understanding). BTW, I did the relay swap and unfortunately the problem did not move with the relay. I will pin out the 12 V supply to the motor and check for power as you suggested (the glove box was sooo easy ! what a surprise) and also supply 12 V direect to the motor to see if it will spin (while disconected from the rest of the system). Again, please let me know if I did this correctly for you as this is my first time doing this. Computers and the www are a bit for us older folks.

PS If you need any help setting the timing on a Model A Ford, just ask ! John.

Expert:  George H. replied 5 years ago.

Your page shows that you paid the suggested $15 for the question and $15 for a bonus. Thank you very much!!

 

Let me know what you find with the motor when you run it I have my fingers crossed that you will be able to put a blower resistor in and be done you don't want to pull the dashboard. Its tougher than rebuilding one of Henry's children!!!

 

Let me know what you find, thanks!

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I AM VERY GLAD THAT I TOOK A CHANCE ON YOUR PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP. MY TRUCK RUNS LIKE A CLOCK. IT RUNS LIKE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT. NO LUNGING FORWARD, THE TURBO REACTS THE SECOND I STOMP ON THE GAS, AND IT HAS A LOT MORE POWER AND EVEN SOUNDS BETTER TO ME. IT SAVED ABOUT $500.00 BY DOING THE WORK MYSELF. I GIVE YOU ALL THE CREDIT FOR YOUR DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM, JUST FROM THE SYMPTONS I GAVE YOU OVER THE e MAIL. I WILL USE YOUR WEB SITE AGAIN AND REFER MY FRIENDS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP. TOM WHITTAKER USA
< Last | Next >
  • I AM VERY GLAD THAT I TOOK A CHANCE ON YOUR PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP. MY TRUCK RUNS LIKE A CLOCK. IT RUNS LIKE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT. NO LUNGING FORWARD, THE TURBO REACTS THE SECOND I STOMP ON THE GAS, AND IT HAS A LOT MORE POWER AND EVEN SOUNDS BETTER TO ME. IT SAVED ABOUT $500.00 BY DOING THE WORK MYSELF. I GIVE YOU ALL THE CREDIT FOR YOUR DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM, JUST FROM THE SYMPTONS I GAVE YOU OVER THE e MAIL. I WILL USE YOUR WEB SITE AGAIN AND REFER MY FRIENDS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP. TOM WHITTAKER USA
  • Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless! Rev. Jerry Baysinger Holts Summit, Mo
  • I recently asked a question about my 2005 dodge ram, and I just wanted to let my Expert know that he hit the nail squarely on the head with his answer. I wanted to thank him again. Greg Pittsburgh, PA
  • Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless! Jerry Holts Summit, MO
  • I was skeptical at first but thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Your site actually is a quality service that I would recommend to others in a heartbeat. Stan Sayre, PA
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Jerry

    Master Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    1227
    ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SU/supermechanic/2013-8-23_03546_500.64x64.jpg Jerry's Avatar

    Jerry

    Master Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    1227
    ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MO/MoparCertified/2012-6-7_4142_mechanic.64x64.jpg Mopar Certified's Avatar

    Mopar Certified

    Dodge Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    5813
    24 Year Chrysler/Dodge Certified Specialist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/jeep10000/2008-9-18_222938_192601.jpg Chris's Avatar

    Chris

    Shop Foreman

    Satisfied Customers:

    4041
    ASE and Chrysler Certified Master Tech
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ke4ich/2009-08-12_212931_DSC02211.JPG moparfl's Avatar

    moparfl

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    3285
    ASE Master Tech Gold level Chrysler Status 30 years dealership exp
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DO/dodgerench/2012-8-1_1142_IMG3173.64x64.JPG Dodgerench's Avatar

    Dodgerench

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    2480
    30+ years Dodge/Chrysler exp., ASE Master with L1 certification. Driveability/ combustion specialist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RO/rodcuda/2011-7-25_224114_Donhoff1.64x64.JPG Neal's Avatar

    Neal

    Dodge Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    1870
    30 years experience in Dodge Chrysler and Plymouth
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/tsmodie/2009-6-10_144056_tim.jpg Tim Mohr's Avatar

    Tim Mohr

    ASE MASTER TECH

    Satisfied Customers:

    1664
    30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL