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!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-06-2010, 04:27 AM
05atlanticblue's Avatar
05atlanticblue 05atlanticblue is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: sw desert
Posts: 560
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 dodge ram
Trim Level: sxt
Color: atlantic blue
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 5
Rep:197
05atlanticblue has a spectacular aura about05atlanticblue has a spectacular aura about
Default no power to condenser motor / it's all *%$&'d up

ok, had intermittent issue where a/c at idle would stop cooling followed by a hiss in the passenger side - idle would get rough
-a/c has good charge

same problem, again intermittent. noticed condenser motor doesn't turn, spun blade and motor kicked in. thinking the motor was going bad i replaced it - semi truck a/c mechanic friend of mine takes gauges to truck, charge is good

cooled for a little, fan chugging away... then - same problem only not intermittent anymore. compressor cycling, rough idle, hissing from passenger side, condenser motor will not spin. relays good, fuses good

on the high side line, there is the pressure transducer. there is a film of refrigerant oil on it, seems to be seeping from seam on the metal part of switch.

should i look to this as the culprit - will it cause condenser motor to get no power. at a complete loss, am i to admit defeat and bring it to a shop?

Last edited by 05atlanticblue; 08-06-2010 at 05:28 AM.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 08-06-2010, 09:09 AM
RamTech's Avatar
RamTech RamTech is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!

 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Johnson City, TN
Age: 44
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: 15
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

Fuse 12 in the IPM powers the 30 and 85 terminals of the condenser fan relay. The PCM controls the relay on the 86 terminal and power is sent to the fan via the 87 terminal and the fan has a chassis ground. You need to check the operation of the relay and PCM first.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-06-2010, 07:21 PM
05atlanticblue's Avatar
05atlanticblue 05atlanticblue is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: sw desert
Posts: 560
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 dodge ram
Trim Level: sxt
Color: atlantic blue
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 5
Rep:197
05atlanticblue has a spectacular aura about05atlanticblue has a spectacular aura about
Default

well, the truck beat me - the new condenser motor died, brand new motor >
having a guy install the new assembly from mopar as well as charge the system to all the appropriate levels. on my way to pick it up in a few...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-07-2010, 12:42 AM
Toms Blue Ram 1500's Avatar
Toms Blue Ram 1500 Toms Blue Ram 1500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Dundalk , Md .
Age: 50
Posts: 21,491
Gender: Male
Vehicle: '01 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Sport with Off-Road
Color: Intense Blue
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 19
Rep:1588
Toms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant future
Default

Well is it fixed?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-07-2010, 05:56 AM
05atlanticblue's Avatar
05atlanticblue 05atlanticblue is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: sw desert
Posts: 560
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 dodge ram
Trim Level: sxt
Color: atlantic blue
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 5
Rep:197
05atlanticblue has a spectacular aura about05atlanticblue has a spectacular aura about
Default

so far so good - got down to 37 tonight. going back to checker to exchange their chinese made junk motor for my good american cash...
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-07-2010, 10:05 AM
Toms Blue Ram 1500's Avatar
Toms Blue Ram 1500 Toms Blue Ram 1500 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Dundalk , Md .
Age: 50
Posts: 21,491
Gender: Male
Vehicle: '01 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Sport with Off-Road
Color: Intense Blue
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 19
Rep:1588
Toms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant futureToms Blue Ram 1500 has a brilliant future
Default

Good to hear it's fixed again especially when it's as hot as it has been . .
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-07-2010, 10:41 AM
dodgeman70592's Avatar
dodgeman70592 dodgeman70592 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Youngwood, PA (currently)
Age: 34
Posts: 5,642
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Custom
Color: Patriot Blue
Engine: 2007-2011 409ci (6.7L) Cummins Turbo Diesel 350hp 650lb/ft
Rep Power: 11
Rep:1648
dodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant future
Default

Mine went out recently as well......100,000mile elite wrap warranty, it goes out at 107k. $700 and some change later, cooling, but not like it used to be. I guess the whole recover/recharge thing was done improperly. Not as much put back in, or possibly too much, who knows...
__________________

2008 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 CTD.....lightly modded

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 #3560.....lightly modded
2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon....lightly modded (yeah right, it's a Jeep!)
2010 Jeep GC SRT-8.....lightly modded
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-07-2010, 01:52 PM
05atlanticblue's Avatar
05atlanticblue 05atlanticblue is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: sw desert
Posts: 560
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 dodge ram
Trim Level: sxt
Color: atlantic blue
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 5
Rep:197
05atlanticblue has a spectacular aura about05atlanticblue has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dodgeman70592 View Post
Mine went out recently as well......100,000mile elite wrap warranty, it goes out at 107k. $700 and some change later, cooling, but not like it used to be. I guess the whole recover/recharge thing was done improperly. Not as much put back in, or possibly too much, who knows...
the motor can be put in without evacuating the system - when the truck was at the shop, i opted for the oem unit. we had been playing with the freon so i also had them do an ac service - out the door was 375
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-07-2010, 02:04 PM
dodgeman70592's Avatar
dodgeman70592 dodgeman70592 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Youngwood, PA (currently)
Age: 34
Posts: 5,642
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2008 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Custom
Color: Patriot Blue
Engine: 2007-2011 409ci (6.7L) Cummins Turbo Diesel 350hp 650lb/ft
Rep Power: 11
Rep:1648
dodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant futuredodgeman70592 has a brilliant future
Default

Well it's what I figured, and this was at a Dodge dealer (Not my regular dealer btw). I couldn't see why they had to do the recover/recharge either, and on top of that, they replaced the condenser motor SHROUD??? WTF?

Needless to say, my Ram or SRT8 will not be going to them for any service whatsoever while I am here in Florida. I will make the drive to the next town....

I forgot, I did have an injector service done at the same time.....


__________________

2008 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 CTD.....lightly modded

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 #3560.....lightly modded
2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon....lightly modded (yeah right, it's a Jeep!)
2010 Jeep GC SRT-8.....lightly modded
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-08-2010, 05:16 PM
05atlanticblue's Avatar
05atlanticblue 05atlanticblue is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: sw desert
Posts: 560
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 dodge ram
Trim Level: sxt
Color: atlantic blue
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 5
Rep:197
05atlanticblue has a spectacular aura about05atlanticblue has a spectacular aura about
Default

the motor and shroud are a new design which is why they probably changed both.

on the stock shroud there is a piece of plastic that the ac line runs through making removal without evacuating impossible. if you cut the plastic part out, the shroud comes out without havng to do that. the factory condenser motor comes out with the shroud.

the motor kit my shop got had the motor, shroud and new fan blade (68004163ab)
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


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:44 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