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comment 1998 Dodge Ram AC clutch won't engage
Why 2 fuses to the same thing? I checked the one under the hood and it was fine and still need to find the one in the cab. I ordered a new relay and I'm trying that too. And that schematic for under the hood box is RIGHT ON! Too bad there is no central repo for that information on every car.
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comment 1998 Dodge Ram AC clutch won't engage
Yeah, it's a Ram 1500. No idea what the engine size is or what the correct measurement for that is. I assume it's in what I remember as "combined cylinder volume" and I don't know what that is but I do know it has a V8. Or is it a straight 8? It's probably a V. What car has a straight 8?
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comment 1998 Dodge Ram AC clutch won't engage
Nice! Thanks. I'm digging into each of those now. I got a new compressor clutch relay (which I had to order and just showed up) and checked fuses and so far it's none of those easy things. Someone else mentioned it could be a stuck "high RPM shutoff switch" or something like that. The "low pressure cycling clutch switch" sounds like a good contender because the previous owner mentioned it would come on for a bit but then turn off (which is why he thought the compressor was fine since it would blow cold for a bit). I haven't experience it ever come on. And now I need to find that switch!
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comment What could be the reason for intermittent behavior of a window switch?
I opened up the door and disconnected the motor and checked to see if I saw a voltage change when I clicked the switches and sure enough I saw +12 volts and -12 volts for up and down. I've all but ruled out the switch.
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comment What could be the reason for intermittent behavior of a window switch?
Just checked out the switch and it seemed to work okay. And I could tell 12 volts was getting to the motor and that it was reversed when I reversed the switch. But could BOTH motor work and then be broken intermittently like that? Maybe it's a heat issue (live in Phoenix, AZ) . . . what parts could be susceptible to heat?
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comment Do I have an oil leak if I have to add oil?
@MarkJohnson It's just the little picture of a...well, I don't know what it is but it's what we accept as a representative of oil. Should be changed to a Chevron icon or something for future generations.