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 > 3RD Generation Dodge Ram 2002 to 2008 Dodge Ram Trucks > Heating & Cooling


Notices

Heating & Cooling 3rd Gen Dodge Ram Heating & Cooling Problems and Questions.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-08-2011, 12:44 PM
Tominator223 Tominator223 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 11
Gender: Male
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Tominator223 is on a distinguished road
Default a/c does'nt blow cold @ idle/not low on refridgerant

my a/c on my 04 qcab hemi is not low on 134a . but blow s warmer air @ idle? and i was told low presure switch could be problem, but its in the compresor . and i will have to change the whole thing & not just the switch. anybody else have similar problem or know if this is the case?i would hate changing compresor & it was only a $10 switch. or somthing else
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 03-08-2011, 12:49 PM
RamTech's Avatar
RamTech RamTech is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!

 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Johnson City, TN
Age: 43
Posts: 12,120
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004 Dakota Club Cab 4X4
Trim Level: SXT
Color: Bright Silver
Engine: 2002-2008 226ci (3.7L) Magnum/PowerTech V6 215hp 235lb/ft
Rep Power: 14
Rep:1824
RamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant futureRamTech has a brilliant future
Default

If it's cooling while moving and not while sitting, it's most likely a condensor fan problem.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-01-2011, 01:16 AM
dodge87 dodge87 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: alabam
Posts: 1
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 02 ram 1500
Color: gold
Engine: 2002-2008 226ci (3.7L) Magnum/PowerTech V6 215hp 235lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
dodge87 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tominator223 View Post
my a/c on my 04 qcab hemi is not low on 134a . but blow s warmer air @ idle? and i was told low presure switch could be problem, but its in the compresor . and i will have to change the whole thing & not just the switch. anybody else have similar problem or know if this is the case?i would hate changing compresor & it was only a $10 switch. or somthing else

yeah there should be a little rubber plug under there its for acc. look to see if it has fallen out.


sorry that was ment for another my bad but i'm glade i messed up and sent this to you because i have a 02 that is doing that same thing also

Last edited by dodge87; 06-01-2011 at 01:18 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-01-2011, 03:36 PM
Cubanu Cubanu is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Jersey
Age: 36
Posts: 10
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Quad sport slt
Color: Dark Gray
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Cubanu is on a distinguished road
Default

The same thing is happening with my truck. What my is doing is at idle you hear the compressor kick on and off every few seconds. I was thinking it could be that I was low on 134 but now reading this it's making me wonder. Another problem is that if I'm going slow like 5 mph it feels like the truck is hesitating and then it's fine like I said every few seconds. I'm guessing that problem is probably do to the compressor kicking on and of like that. If you find a solution let me know and I'll do the same. It's 92 here in jersey today and I hope it's a smooth quick ride home AC works beautifully at highway speeds
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-02-2011, 09:55 AM
Cubanu Cubanu is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Jersey
Age: 36
Posts: 10
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Quad sport slt
Color: Dark Gray
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
Cubanu is on a distinguished road
Default

Well I did some probing yesterday and whip out my test light sure enough I'm getting power to my fan but it's not kicking on. Gonna order the piece today RamTech is the man. Keep you guys informed once install to see if it fully fixes the situation. Once again thanks RamTech.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-07-2011, 06:27 AM
marcf11 marcf11 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Biloxi, Ms
Posts: 8
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram
Color: Blue
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
marcf11 is on a distinguished road
Default

how hard is it to change that condensor fan? mine is doing the same thing.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-13-2011, 01:50 PM
SFA1500's Avatar
SFA1500 SFA1500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 87
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram
Color: Blue
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:22
SFA1500 is on a distinguished road
Default

Search it on youtube and there is a video of how to replace it yourself!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-28-2011, 05:10 PM
AcombativePYRO's Avatar
AcombativePYRO AcombativePYRO is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Age: 29
Posts: 23
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7v8 SLT
Trim Level: SLT
Color: SILVER
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
AcombativePYRO is on a distinguished road
Default

Does anyone think that this might have something to do with overheating as far as engine coolant goes? My truck is doing the same thing and my engine temp rises alot and then comes down. But usually good and normal while moving. any ideas?
__________________
[IMG]http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p270/firepyro11/2002%20Dodge%20Ram/RAM1.png[/IMG]
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-15-2011, 09:50 PM
kmdracer's Avatar
kmdracer kmdracer is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Wharton, Tx
Age: 46
Posts: 76
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 03 Ram QC , 08 CSRT4
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Patriot Blue
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:43
kmdracer is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AcombativePYRO View Post
Does anyone think that this might have something to do with overheating as far as engine coolant goes? My truck is doing the same thing and my engine temp rises alot and then comes down. But usually good and normal while moving. any ideas?
I don't really see how it could be related, as the condenser fan is electrical, and your coolant fan is clutch driven. Perhaps your fan clutch is bad and not spinning you radiator fan properly so that your truck coolant heats up at idle?

Oh and to the OP, I had the identical problem a few years ago. It was definitely the condenser fan. It wasn't all that hard to replace as I recall.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

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
Cold draft from under the seat? wjsamx 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 29 09-03-2012 12:28 PM
A/c does not want to blow hard just cold olsarge Heating & Cooling 33 09-28-2011 01:12 AM
Remote starter quits in cold weather FDBDW 2009 Dodge Ram Forum 16 02-08-2011 12:29 PM
hot or cold darnold76 Heating & Cooling 2 12-20-2010 09:41 PM
Cold air intake bones64 Dodge Ram General Discussion 12 10-12-2009 02:51 PM


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:34 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum