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2 things. Dakota, 2002 1. Since we purchased it used in 04

Customer Question

2 things.
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: Dakota, 2002 1. Since we purchased it used in 04 the air temp from the vents has always been warmer than the ambient air outside requiring us to run the ac evn when temps in the 60s
JA: Have you checked the coolant level? Have you checked the hoses for leaks?
Customer: yes
JA: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: so far i have been doing all of the repairs. dealer looked t it while still under warranty but corrected nothing.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: The second problem which just started is the ac stopped cooling. fuse ok, relay swapped, gauge on refill kit shows system has pressue/freon available. Clutch not engaging.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. what engine is in the truck?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
V6
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

3.7?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Sounds right
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

ok.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
3.9 sorry
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

ok. got it. please first check these fuses before looking at anything else. thanks

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

Hows it going?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Fuses all ok.
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

ok, please standby

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

ok, pull the ac clutch relay and check for 12vdc on position 30 of the relay plug.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Have 12v there
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

ok, good. now turn the key on and check for power at 86 and 85

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have to stop for a few hours. Will check those and the clutch coil for continuity and grounds when I get back.
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

ok, please let me know

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I will. Thank you
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

you bet. ill be on all day

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

well if you feel like answering me ill be back on at 8 am eastern

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

do you still want help?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have many things go in my on.
Wife been ill for 2 years, stomach bypass gone bad, almost lost her.
Son murdered in January, burying his ashes Saturday.
And some other in-laws tracking havoc on my family.Checked clutch coil.
Not grounded or open windings.
Is the ground side of coil go to ground or is there another relay or something between it and ground. Can't remember if I had voltage to coil now. Long week.
Can I get a complete wiring diagram of a.c. system?
Thank you
Larry
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

sure. please allow me a few minutes, thank you

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

omg......Im so sorry for whats going on and what has happened. I just read that. I cant imagine.