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Old 11-27-2011, 09:19 AM
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Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 and there is the most annoying noise in the dash. It does it the loudest when I am idling in drive. Goes away when I give it gas and going down the road. Does not sound like water gushing. Sounds more like some kind of air blowing in a tunnel. My air condition does not work but my heat does. I added a lot of refreigerant about a month ago and the air worked for 2 days and then completely went out again. Had a funny smell for those 2 days. The noise is driving me crazy and I'm thinking it has to be something with the air. Seems like the noise is coming from behind the radio part of the dash or the passenger side. Any ideas?? Thanks
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Well first, welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us since I see you're new here! Sorry to hear about your problem, taking mine in tomorrow for an A/C problem and I'm getting the weird smell, too. Do you hear the noise with the HVAC controls on AND off? BTW, when you get a chance, be sure to stop by the Newbie Checkin and introduce yourself to everyone! Good luck, though, and hopefully someone with some good advice will be along soon!

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Old 11-27-2011, 10:40 AM
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Cajun,
thanks for the reply. Yes, it makes the noise no matter what is on or off. Usually have to drive for about a minute, then the noise starts. I will get on the newbie page and introduce myself. My Dad is a long time mechanic and can't seem to find the problem. He wants to take the dash off and look. You can't hear the noise outside the truck or under it, only from the inside can you hear it. Strange. Would love to hear from someone who has had similar problems. Thanks again.
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If anyone wants to take your dash off for you, and find the problem, by all means my friend.......let them.



That black box is where all the a/c and heating stuff live, and if there is a related noise, thats where it will be. While your dad is in there he may as well change out the evaporator core for your air conditioning, that is likely where your leak is coming from anyway being that you smelled the 134a after recharging it. This also may be where your noise is coming from, it may be air left in the lines and leaking down as you drive.

I myself have never had the noise or smell problem (probably just jinxed myself because I didnt change my evaporator core when I had it all apart last week), but my boss had a smell coming from the vents when his evaporator core went on his 06 2500. The best way i can describe the smell was almost like a box of band aids. Yep his truck smelled like band aids, not sure of the particular smell you were having but this is the only similar situation I can recall.
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Big Daddy,
Appreciate the reply. This is perfect. Yeah, I noticed that my Dad kinda sighed real big when he said he needed to take off the dash. Looks like a chore. But, he offered. I am going to show this to him when we start. Thanks again.
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I suspect it's a stuck blend door but are you having any problems with heat or no heat on either side of the cabin?
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Actually it has been coLd down Here in the deep south lately and the heat has been working great. Gets really hot and I can adjust the temps except when I get to the cold part the air is not cold. But heat works great
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