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I am looking to change this part because the blower is barely creating air on either of the first two speeds. The 3rd and fourth speeds still punch pretty well, but something does no seem right.I did a search and see the the resistor is situated under windshield cowl on a 1998 Durango. When I life the cowl, ns can"t discover the thing. Is it inside of the black color plastic crate attached come the underside that the cowl in prior of the passenger side?Also, i am having a hard time gaining the windshield wipers to disconnect so i can fully remove the cowl. I have lifted up the flaps and taken off the 15mm nut, yet I quiet cant acquire the wiper assembly come come up and off the threads. Is this some other sort that release past just lifting the wiper assembly up off of the thread?
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Before you go replacing parts check for the ideal fixes first. Inspect the call points or switches because that the very first 2 speeds. The blower engine doesnt have actually speeds collection into it, it runs quicker when much more current is used or slower at reduced current. Could an extremely well it is in a relay, resistor, optimistic or ground worry for the an initial 2 speeds. Break out the DMM and see what friend get. You wouldnt desire to spend money that you dont have actually to.
The resistor pack has actually a resistor because that each speed. The highest possible speed walk not have a resistor. It is somewhat typical for the reduced speed resistors to fail.
I to be looking to replace this component because the blower is barely producing air on one of two people of the very first two speeds. The 3rd and fourth speeds still punch pretty well, however something does no seem right.I did a search and also see the the resistor is located under windshield cowl ~ above a 1998 Durango. When I life the cowl, ns can"t find the thing. Is it inside of the black plastic crate attached come the underside that the cowl in front of the passenger side?Also, i am having actually a hard time acquiring the windshield wipers come disconnect so i can totally remove the cowl. I have lifted up the flaps and taken turn off the 15mm nut, however I quiet cant gain the wiper assembly come come up and also off the threads. Is this some other sort the release past just lifting the wiper assembly up off of the thread?
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Ok. I uncovered the ar of the resistor and backed out the two retaining nuts. The component is not quickly separating from the harness. Is there any kind of trick to getting the part loose?How lot wire exploit slack carry out I have to play with to acquire the part an ext out in the open up so I can work ~ above the separation? ns am afraid to traction the the resistor too far away native that opening under the cowl for are afraid of breaking something else.
Wow. Ns just had actually my hand in that tiny opening under the windshield again and also I can"t it seems to be ~ to acquire the exploit detached from the resistor. In looking in ~ the replacement part and emotion the harness, the seems like there is a plastic tab ~ above the harness that needs to be depressed as the harness is pulled away from the resistor. Seems simple enough. Probably I just need part Popeye forearms.Anyone else have a trouble getting the resistor out?Any tips or tip to make the separation easier?
Ok. For the advantage of anybody rather that may read this thread and also have a comparable problem, ns was able to acquire the harness turn off of the resistor be getting some leverage from a little flat tongue screwdriver. Ns was maybe to obtain the exploit lifted just sufficient from its bottomed out position so the I might put a small flat tongue screwdriver through a tiny slot in the center of the base of the female, black color plastic receiving area ~ above the earlier of the resistor. I could then usage the driver to bar upwards and push the harness out of the resistor.No indications of any type of burning ~ above the wires or any blend at the connectors. Ns was afraid ns would view that provided how tough it was to acquire the connection undone.What a pain in the fanny to job-related in that little area!
my12by60, give thanks to you because that posting this information. This has been a trouble on my "98 Dakota because that a year now, and also today is the 3rd time I have actually attempted to disconnect the old resistor. Yes, this is my an initial post, and I searched the boards for information on this subject and found small pertaining to this details issue for "97-"99 models. In my case, the connector was slightly mangled from my an initial attempt using a flat head, making it harder to remove. Ns hope no one else will have to do this, however I provided it a good hard press of the screwdriver and also *finally* gained it out. A many unnecessary labor was associated in this otherwise simple process.

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Get the engine up tp temp and also feel both the hoses going into the firewall for the heater core. They should be both same hot. If no then Flush her heater core out. Execute it both direction v a garden hose.
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