DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, Complaints, & Solutions - Maintenance & Re > 2ND Generation Dodge Ram 1994 to 2001 Dodge Ram Trucks > Powertrain > 5.2L V8 Specific Topics
Register Advertising Gallery FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Notices


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-30-2011, 09:41 AM
dschluet's Avatar
dschluet dschluet is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 35
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman ST
Trim Level: Tradesman ST
Color: Dark Cherry Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
dschluet is on a distinguished road
Question A/C Issue when pressing on gas

I was hoping y'all could help me out with addressing an issue that I have with the A/C in my 1998 1500 5.2L. When the A/C is on and I press on the gas, I hear the flap in the dash moving and changing it to the defroster. When I let up on the gas, it switches back to A/C.

I'm hoping this is an easy issue to fix without taking off the dash as mine is cracked and I'm trying not to cause any more damage. If it does require going under the dash, maybe I'll address both issues at once.

Any help here is greatly appreciated.

Dave
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 05-30-2011, 11:56 AM
mopardoug's Avatar
mopardoug mopardoug is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Age: 51
Posts: 64
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Dodge 4X4 Offroad sport
Trim Level: Laramie Sport
Color: White
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
mopardoug is on a distinguished road
Default

I've had the same issue. Turned out to be a broken vacume line. I found mine while undernieth changing oil. It was the cluster connecting to the transfer case. Repaired the line and everything was okay.
__________________
2001 Offroad sport, 1979 Lil Red Express, 1977 Ramcharger SE 440, 1972 Duster
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-30-2011, 02:14 PM
dschluet's Avatar
dschluet dschluet is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 35
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman ST
Trim Level: Tradesman ST
Color: Dark Cherry Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
dschluet is on a distinguished road
Default

I'll check that out. Thanks for the tip.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-03-2011, 09:01 AM
dschluet's Avatar
dschluet dschluet is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 35
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman ST
Trim Level: Tradesman ST
Color: Dark Cherry Red
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
dschluet is on a distinguished road
Default

I just want to say that this forum has helped me yet again. I took my truck in and had the vacuum lines checked and the line for the A/C was definitely broken. The mechanic had it replaced in just a few minutes. My A/C is now working GREAT!!! THANKS TO MOPARDOUG FOR HIS SUGGESTION!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-03-2011, 04:02 PM
erm
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

That's why each and every member is here...to get help and to help.

What goes around comes around. It will be your turn to help someone some day.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-06-2011, 10:02 PM
Wild Willy Wild Willy is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 11
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram Crew Cab SLT
Trim Level: SLT
Color: White
Engine: 2008-20?? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Wild Willy is on a distinguished road
Default

This particular problem is literally all over the Dodge truck threads, from several posts in the heatiing & cooling forum to here in engine issues. It obviously is a very common problem affecting many owners and one which is usually quite easily (and inexpensively) fixed. 99.9 % of the time it's a broken vacuum line somewhere in the engine compartment or else a defective (leaking) vacuum check valve.

Shade Tree Mechanic's Diagnostic tip: With the engine running you can sometimes locate a not-so-obvious broken vacuum line with a spray can of ether. The ether will usually kill the engine when sucked in through a vacuum line.

Can you still buy ether or has our Gum'mnt outlawed that too?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-07-2011, 02:38 PM
mopardoug's Avatar
mopardoug mopardoug is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Age: 51
Posts: 64
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2001 Dodge 4X4 Offroad sport
Trim Level: Laramie Sport
Color: White
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
mopardoug is on a distinguished road
Default Youre welcome

Quote:
Originally Posted by dschluet View Post
I just want to say that this forum has helped me yet again. I took my truck in and had the vacuum lines checked and the line for the A/C was definitely broken. The mechanic had it replaced in just a few minutes. My A/C is now working GREAT!!! THANKS TO MOPARDOUG FOR HIS SUGGESTION!
Youre very welcome, I'm glad I was actually right for once in my life..(ask my teenagers, theyre soo much smarter)
__________________
2001 Offroad sport, 1979 Lil Red Express, 1977 Ramcharger SE 440, 1972 Duster
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
5.2l, a/c problems, dash, defroster

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lazy/non-existent downshifts - anybody else with this issue? Turbovsix 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 18 05-20-2011 11:48 AM
Automatic Start Issue / Check Engine Light 07Ram 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 4 05-19-2011 06:46 PM
Vibration Issue WickedSix 5.7L V8 Specific Topics 5 01-12-2011 11:30 PM
AAC Interior Light issue Quiet Lunatic Custom Dodge Ram Interior and Exterior Lighting 8 06-01-2010 08:58 PM
Dealer issue, being a baby or honest issue. cartert1975 Dodge Ram Dealer Issues - VIN and Order Tracking - Dodge Ram MSRP & Pricing Discussion 31 04-09-2010 02:19 PM


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:31 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors