Dash vents do not change positions. 2000 Dakota


Asked by Jun 06, 2015 at 05:15 PM about the 2000 Dodge Dakota Club Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Plenty of air flow, but only out of the defrost vents regardless of the switch setting.

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Thanks Jim. I'll get busy looking, now that I have some direction.

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I found a small, black plastic vacuum line that was not connected, but definitely had vacuum. Hanging loose on a tee from a larger vacuum line, next to the engine side of the firewall. Need to find it on the inside. Is this were I have to remove the glove box and keep digging?

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The tee in the above picture actually goes thru the firewall directly below the 2 heater hoses. Fortunately, it broke(or was chewed thru) and left about a 1" stub that I was able to slice the 2 pieces back together using a small rubber vacuum line. Works great. I'll do a better fix later, if it breaks again. Jim, I wish you would let me pay you. Thank you so very much. Ray

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I’ve got the same issue on the same line. Unfortunately I can’t find anything on the engine side....I guess the dash will be coming out when I get the motivation to do it. Wondering if pulling the vacuum line through the firewall will let me find something easier than tearing into it.

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2000 Dakota slow to move to defrost selection in heater or air conditioner position to floor position no problem

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Does this go for 92 dodge dakotas

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I pulled the heater core a couple years ago for a repair. That’s when the a/c started to not want to blow thru the dash vents. I didn’t “see” any breaks or cracks on the engine side so I’m thinking the vacuum leak is on the dash side. I tried to drop the dash alone but needed a second set of hands. It’s a second vehicle and sits during the week in the hot AZ summer.

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Seeing as mine has a electronic selection board would mine be full electronic or would it still work under a vacuum

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My 2001 Dodge Dakota will not go into defrost

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