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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan LE AC/Heater Blower, Relay and Resistor Block Problems 101

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Old 08-11-2011, 12:20 PM
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Default easy resistor pack removal

If you maen the resistor block on the firewall just grab the sucker with 442 channel locks and yank, you are committed to replacement at this point. Takes ten seconds.

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I pitty those who spent hours replacing the blower relay. While the location was stupid, it is possible to reach behind the bracket supporting the fuseblock and get a finger or two on it. It's the only relay there. I just moved it back and forth and worked it free of the firewall then dropped it through the opening in the bracket. In my case, I popped open the relay and the contact had stuck open. I freed it up and walla!!!!! I have blower motor function. Repair time was 3 minutes!!!
Of course I only broke even with the hours of troubleshooting I was doing without a schematic and without knowing the battery in my DVOM was bad. LOL. Anyway, try to reach through the bracket before dissassembling the driver's side of your van. Good Luck.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:28 PM
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I have a question. My problem is similar but different. My AC works, the fan works, but the heater does not blow hot air. My question is this, what are the most likely causes of this type of problem and where should I start to resolve this problem? Thank you

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Old 08-28-2011, 04:37 PM
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Have you check the cooling system to see if it is low? Two other problems if you don't get warm/hot air would be the thermostat stuck open or the rec door in not moving to allow warm air in the heater box.
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Thank you for responding so quickly. I read the answer to my fiance and his question is "What the f@#% is a 'rec door'? lol No matter how many questions I answer for him he always has to know more. Thanks again!
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Sorry, that is the door that allows heat from the heater core or shut off the hot air coming from the heater core. Giving you the cold air. Thanks cougar
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Default heater working temporarily.

I had no heat this winter and replaced the resistor. It still didnt work. then I rapped on the fan box under the glove box about 5 times and found out that it works. all five settings. I realize that there is a time that this will eventually falter, but for now its a quick fix. Now when it fails. I just rap on it 5 times( like the number matters) and it works again.
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:44 AM
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Sorry, that is the door that allows heat from the heater core or shut off the hot air coming from the heater core. Giving you the cold air. Thanks cougar
Well we bought a CHILTON's Manual for our vehicle but it doesn't seem to help with our little problem. So now I have a couple more questions for you. Where is the rec valve? And is it electronically controlled or lever controlled? Thanks!
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Yes its controlled by a actuator. I believe if you do a search in the tizzy and other section and you find the information there.
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Yes its controlled by a actuator. I believe if you do a search in the tizzy and other section and you find the information there.
All right a new question. What is a tizzy? I will look through the manual again. I really appreciate your time and assistance. I feel like an idiot having to ask so many questions. Thank you.
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I love ya bates291. An honest novice not shy about asking basic questions. Keep em coming. "A Tizzy" is a "Sticky" thread posted at the top of page 1 on this forum. It was started by Tizzy1, a regular contributor to this forum. It's packed full of many useful posts concerning information on many systems on your van. Scroll through it to find the info you need. Here's a link to it: http://dodgeforum.com/forum/dodge-ca...formation.html

Guess I better say a "Sticky" is a permanent thread posted at the top of any forum for use as a ready reference for whatever subject a forum is dedicated to.
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