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1996 Dodge Dakota A/C ...plus blower motor problem

OK...i have a 1996 Dodge Dakota 2 wheel drive with a 318 engine..and the A/C clutch will not pull in..and there is no power on either little wire going to the A/C compressor...also the blower motor will not work..there is power going to the blower motor..and the old motor was siezed up and has been replaced...but there is power going to the blower motor even when the blower select switch is selected to the "OFF" position..and i do not have an A/C and blower motor electrical wiring diagram..all i have is a Haynes Manual...also there is power going to the A/C "Ice Cube" relays and the fuse for the blower motor in the power distribution box thats under the hood.....also i checked the continuity of the blower resistor..but i didnt get varying resistance..all the legs would peg the ohm meter out...and i also serviced the A/C system with R134A and that didnt help..and i was wondering if i have 2 problems or something that was comon to both problems....and help would be greatly appreciated..thanks

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  • Keith Parker Jun 26, 2009

    Well...i fixed my own problem...without a wiring diagram..but the A/C and blower motor do have something in common..its the blower low and high switch....i removed the switch..and sure enough..it had been over heated from the blower motor locking up..and the fuse not blowing...and to make a long story short...ya cant get the switch from anywhere..and ya have to buy a whole A/C unit from Dodge at a cost of $279.00 plus tax..which is ****..so i went to a junk yard..and i found an older Dodge Dakota..with the same A/C unit..and i removed the blower switch(i dont like to buy electrical things from a junk yard) that looked in good condition..got home and installed//and everything worked as advertised..so..i hope this will help someone that has the same problem

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You may have 2 problems - the blower motor I believe should have power all the time and the speed is controlled by grounding the circuit through the various resistors. I think you need to get some wiring diagrams.

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