Wednesday, August 19, 2015

More Trip Preps!

Continuing trip preparations, and working on the issues with the DLEX!  The AC blower comes on blows a while then switches off....and for days nothing..It went off for the entire winter no heat no defrost...it was such a pain...and get this:

When I bought this van the blower was not running right...so I took it to the Dodge dealership in Lugoff, SC they told me I needed a new blower motor...they had it an entire day, they replaced that blower motor and charged me over $400...not long after that my son needed a vehicle.... so I loaned him the van...he never told me that the blower stopped running...so an entire year went by without me knowing it was not running!! Then when I got it back the blower began working again so I was Like "YEAH" 

...then the problems started again...on off on off on off...and then finally OFF and its 100 outside.  The van has 2 A/C blowers one in the rear so I could get some relief from the back blower....but it was still not cool the way we want it to be...like I told y'all I was blowing up You Tube last week looking for any clue trying to figure this out...
I had planned to replace the resistor which is a $30 part of the AC system....so I went to the Auto Zone to get one, when I arrived I ran into the mechanic who did my recent tuneup, he said don't replace the resistor, he said "I jiggled the wire on the blower motor and it made the blower come on...so its in that area"...he told me where to look..so I did this!!

The following are 3 videos I made of the repair...I did this to help other people who might be having the same problem!
                     
            








Each time I am able to do my own repairs I always say "another $80 saved, this time I've been saying $400 was WASTED!!!   SO that's all the problems I KNOW about,  
*knocking on good wood* now those FIRES IN THE WEST NEED TO GO AWAY!! We leave Monday heading up to Indiana so Mom can visit with her 79 y.o. brother. 



PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

7 comments:

  1. Since the sound just stops working on my computer I guess you fixed the a/c blower. Good job once again. Fires are so bad up that way. Keep praying for lots of rain but it just doesn't happen. Good luck on the road

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    1. I know I can't believe it this is the year I'd have done better to go North like Maine and Vermont, but my sister would kick my backside if I changed my plan now!

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  2. You just needed to be pointed in the right direction. I found a good web site that shows the current smoke and fires - wunderground.com/wundermap/fire
    I hope you're not planning to hit the west for a while. it's bad.

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    1. I should be in Colorado by labor day...so I will keep an eye on fires, I have bookmarked that site. My sis says there is some smokey haze down there from the fires. I had hopes of rain this week for the west but it seems to be Wind instead not good.

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  3. Drive careful and just keep an eye on things as you plan your travel days. The fires are really bad but I haven't heard about major routes being closed between where you are and colorado.

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    1. Hope you guys are not being affected by the smoke or fires.

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  4. Congrats on fixing it! The constant wildfire haze has become part of summer here... It can make for some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, as long as you don't think about why they're so pretty.

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