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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!
JA: Sometimes things that you think will be really complicated end up being easy to fix with a Dodge. The Dodge Mechanic I'm going to connect you with knows all the tricks and shortcuts. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
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: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 1 year ago.
Do you have access to a test light?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
My neighbor might but he's not home.
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
Yes, it turned on.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's running.
Expert:  Dave Nova replied 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago.
You are welcome. I'm in Temple, so I know about Texas heat!
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks again.... I'm researching one online right now. Thanks again Dave for all your help!Mike
Customer: replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
It is most commonly just called a blower motor.
Customer: replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
The dash has to come out. It is about a 4 hour job. Not a great design.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.