Dakota, 2001-2005

Removal & Installation

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NOTE
Removal of the blower motor on these models requires that the A/C lines be disconnected. According to law, refrigerant must be captured and reused which requires the use of special equipment and training. This procedure must be performed by a certified MVAC technician.

  1. Disconnect the battery negative cable.
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  3. Remove the instrument panel.
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  5. Recover the refrigerant. See "Note" above.
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  7. Disconnect the liquid line refrigerant line fitting from the evaporator inlet tube.
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  9. Disconnect the accumulator inlet tube.
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  11. Drain the cooling system.
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  13. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core tubes.
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  15. Remove the four nuts from the heater-A/C mounting studs on the engine compartment side of the dash panel.
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  17. Remove the nut that secures the heater-A/C housing mounting brace to the stud on the passenger compartment side of the dash board.
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  19. Pull the housing rearward far enough for the mounting studs and evaporator condensate drain tube to clear the dash panel holes.
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  21. Remove the housing from the vehicle.
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  23. Remove the three screws that secure the motor to the housing.
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  25. Remove the wheel, if desired, by removing the clip from the motor shaft.
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  27. Installation is the reverse of removal. Note the following points:
    1. When installing the wheel onto the shaft, be sure to line up the flats.
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    3. The ears of the retaining clip must be on the shaft flat.
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    5. Be sure the blower motor seal is in place.
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