Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the CBRXX.com.

Register ButtonIf this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Member #
    414
    Bike(s)
    '99 Blackbird, '04 599
    Join Date
    Nov 23 2006
    Location
    Jacksonville,FL
    Posts
    205
    Liked
    0 times

    DODGE DAKOTA HEATER PROBLEMS

    2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6. New water pump, thermostat, radiator cap, flushed the system. No leaks inside from heater core. Switch and blower motor functional, still NO HEAT! I've heard when you flush the cooling system on any vehicle, it does not properly flush out the heater core. You have to "reverse flush" the core. I have info on how to do this, just wondering if there is anything else I may have missed first.

  2. CBRXX.com is the original Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird community! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!

  3. #2

    Member #
    540
    Bike(s)
    97 BB Turbo
    Join Date
    Dec 10 2006
    Location
    Augusta NJ
    Posts
    1,463
    Liked
    102 times

    Re: DODGE DAKOTA HEATER PROBLEMS

    Check under the dash on the right side or pull the inner glove compartment out to view operation of whats called the purge door. Sometimes its mounted centrally (I can't remember this specific model) but what it does is direct air to different ducts. I've seen vacuum and electric controllers. Could be a bad motor or a vacuum problem. I've also seen the clips holding the actuator to the door come loose. If the purge door operates properly, you should be getting air through the duct selected by the dash control. If the only problem is that the air coming out is cold, I'm guessing you have a blocked heater core. There are some commercial cleaners available for this. I've disconnected both hoses going to the heater core and reverse flushed it using garden hose and a funnel. Elevate the ends of the hose so the cleaner can sit in the core and loosen things up. An easy way to see if the core is clogged is to grab both hoses with the engine up to temp and the heater on. If you have heat in both hoses, the core is seeing water flow and you're back to purge door problems. BTW, hope it's not the core or if it is that it can be flushed sucessfully. The entire dash has to come out to replace it. Good luck...Hank

  4. #3

    Member #
    553
    Bike(s)
    1999 CBR 1100XX- Castrol Racing Paint
    Join Date
    Dec 13 2006
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    86
    Liked
    0 times

    Re: DODGE DAKOTA HEATER PROBLEMS

    How is your temp gauge looking? Your thermostat opens when the coolant is hot enough to open it. When it opens it allows the coolant to flow through the core giving you heat when you turn on the heater. I am not sure but you may have a thermostat that opens when the signal is given from the temp sensor (usually located close to the thermostat). Your sensor may be malfunctioning and not sending the signal. Also the thermostat may be installed backwards! This is no testament to your mechanical skill, just an idea. You do not have a cracked heater core from what you can tell?
    "Pre-Pig"

  5. #4

    Member #
    414
    Bike(s)
    '99 Blackbird, '04 599
    Join Date
    Nov 23 2006
    Location
    Jacksonville,FL
    Posts
    205
    Liked
    0 times

    Re: DODGE DAKOTA HEATER PROBLEMS

    Thanks Hank and Gravy... Reversed flushed the core today using a 5/8 adapter and garden hose. Flushed it for a few minutes, and couldn't believe the amount of brown shit that came out. My heater blows FIRE HOT. Thermostat is a 192 and working great! Jason

  6. #5

    Member #
    553
    Bike(s)
    1999 CBR 1100XX- Castrol Racing Paint
    Join Date
    Dec 13 2006
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    86
    Liked
    0 times

    Re: DODGE DAKOTA HEATER PROBLEMS

    Good shit!
    "Pre-Pig"

  7. #6
    One Less Car
    Member #
    159
    Bike(s)
    CBR1100XX
    Join Date
    Nov 02 2006
    Location
    Crozet, VA
    Posts
    178
    Liked
    1 times

    Re: DODGE DAKOTA HEATER PROBLEMS

    I love a happy ending
    I won't join any forum that would allow someone like me as a member.

  8. #7

    Member #
    540
    Bike(s)
    97 BB Turbo
    Join Date
    Dec 10 2006
    Location
    Augusta NJ
    Posts
    1,463
    Liked
    102 times

    Re: DODGE DAKOTA HEATER PROBLEMS



 

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Speedo problems
    By rvents in forum Body / Paint / Electrical / Lights
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 05-10-2008, 1:15 AM
  2. Penske Shock Installation problems....
    By Dragonslayer in forum Suspension / Tires / Wheels / Brakes
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 01-18-2007, 7:52 PM
  3. Problems with double green dot CCT
    By gudgravy in forum Engine / Airbox / Exhaust / Fuel Delivery
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-09-2007, 11:44 PM

Search tags for this page

1991 dodge dakota no heat

,
1992 dakota poor heat
,

2000 dodge dakota heater problems

,

2002 dodge dakota heater doesnt blow enough heat

,
2002 dodge dakota heater problem
,

2002 dodge dakota no heat

,

95 dodge dakota heater not working

,

dodge dakota heater blowing cold air

,

dodge dakota heater problems

,
dodge dakota no heat
,

heater dont blow hot on 95 dakota v6?

,

how to control heater 2006 dakota

,
no heat in 1999 dodge dakota
,
trouble cooling system dodge dakota
,
would a vacuum line cause the heat to blow warm in my dakota
Click on a term to search our sites for related topics.