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2005 ram w/blower motor issues?


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diggerd
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Nov 28, 2012, 5:48 PM

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I`ve got a 2005 dodge ram, 4.7 w/125,000 miles on it. Recently,the blower motor seems to have weakened. The motor turns on and you can hear it work harder as you turn the knob from low up to high.It pushes a little more volume on the higher settings,but not like it did a few weeks ago. Wondering if this is a motor issue,if this vehicle has a cab filter?( the manual doesnt mention one ), or is it possible one of the internal trap doors has a broken spring and is somehow restricting airflow? the last one seems like a longshot because I can move the air from defrost to floor etc. as u should be able to do.Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You J.D.


Hammer Time
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Nov 28, 2012, 5:57 PM

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Do you own a dog?



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diggerd
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Nov 29, 2012, 4:55 PM

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yes,but they spend very little time in the vehicle


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Nov 29, 2012, 5:00 PM

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I asked because I have seen many evaporators totally plugged up with dog hair sucked into the vent. You probably need to remove the blower motor and make sure you don't have anything caught in it like a plastic bag or even rodents.



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diggerd
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Nov 30, 2012, 5:08 PM

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thx hammertime,the motor looks easy acess and i will pull it and check it out.thx so much for your time.it is greatly appreciated


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Nov 30, 2012, 5:22 PM

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Once you get it out if you don't see anything in the motor cage itself, look up inside the hole and toward the center of the car at the evaporator core and see if it is clean.



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diggerd
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Nov 30, 2012, 11:06 PM

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will do.thank you again for your time.


diggerd
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Dec 1, 2012, 11:09 AM

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pulled the motor and it was clean.poked inside and was greeted with a door? that had a broken plastic tab and had dropped down and was laying across the top of the motor.was blocking probobly 80% of air flow. i think this part is the Insulator.Not totally sure. appears to be sold with the evaparotor.was able to extract it so the airflow is back but i`m sure it`s not to wise to run that much heat at the exposed harness` for very long.they want 250.00 for the part.any ideas where i could pick one up cheaper? the only number on the part is PP1-P40 . thank you again for all your help.It`s refreshing to find people that will help just because they want to.


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Dec 1, 2012, 1:32 PM

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That is the recirculation door. It is designed the bring in outside air at one position and recirculate inside air from it's other position. It has to be in place or it will restrict air intake.



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diggerd
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Dec 1, 2012, 1:57 PM

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will order one up and get it installed, thank you again hammertime!


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Dec 1, 2012, 3:27 PM

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Make sure you know exactly what is broken and what it's going to take to fix it.



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Dec 2, 2012, 6:41 AM

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To re-stress what HT just said - make sure you know EXACTLY what is broken and any associated parts. Been quite a while since dash diving but dealer parts can be itemized to the smallest clip.

Unless this is universally a problem spot and an upgrade part is available I did go the used route at a local pick your own and hopefully find same already plucked down so a parts for something like this were not so much work. Got ever dang dinky thing around it that could fail or be lost.

Good luck, measure twice cut once as they say,

T






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