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My 2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L AC blower was intermittent when I

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My 2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L AC blower was intermittent when I would start or restart the truck.... now it hasa quick altogether? Fuse in side of dask board is good. Now I do know if it's the resiter, relay or the moter it self? I don't own a voltmeter!
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Customer: Hoping too....
JA: Is there anything else the Dodge Mechanic should be aware of about your Dodge?
Customer: It's 16 years old, but I can't think of anything?
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Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 12 months ago.
Do you have access to a test light?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
No
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 12 months ago.
With key on and blower turned on, try tapping on the blower motor to see if it will run. Let me know what it does.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
My neighbor might but he's not home.
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 12 months ago.
With key on and blower turned on, try tapping on the blower motor to see if it will run. Let me know what it does.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Yes, it turned on.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
It's running.
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 12 months ago.
The problem is the blower motor itself. The brushes in the motor are worn out and the motor will need to be replaced.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Ok, It's going warm here in Austin, TX already.... I guess I'll drivr around with a small hammer and hit on it until I can replace the fan motor.Thanks Dave!!Mike
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 12 months ago.
You are welcome. I'm in Temple, so I know about Texas heat!
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Thanks again.... I'm researching one online right now. Thanks again Dave for all your help!Mike
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Is it called a "Heater Fan Motor" or AC FAN Motor" it does the same thing, but I just wanted to know what the auto parts store would be calling it?
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 12 months ago.
It is most commonly just called a blower motor.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Do I have to remove the dash to replace this motor?
Or can I just get to it under the glove box?
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 12 months ago.
The dash has to come out. It is about a 4 hour job. Not a great design.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.

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