TEST 2: Applying Power And Ground To The Blower Motor

Applying Power And Ground To The Blower Motor. How To Test The Blower Motor (2000 Dodge Dakota)

In this test step we're gonna' apply battery power and ground to the blower motor.

If your Dodge Dakota's blower motor is functioning, it should run when power and Ground are applied to it.

If it's defective, it will not run or will run with a lot of bearing noise.

OK, these are the test steps:

  1. 1

    Disconnect the blower motor from its electrical connector.

  2. 2

    Apply battery power to the blower motor. You'll be applying power to the connector of the blower motor itself.

  3. 3

    Apply chasis Ground to the blower motor. You'll be applying Ground to the connector of the blower motor itself.

  4. 4

    The blower motor should run.

Let's take a look at your test results:

CASE 1: The blower motor ran and ran without any bearing noise. This is the correct test result and tells you that your 2000 Dodge Dakota's blower motor is not defective.

CASE 2: The blower motor ran with a lot of bearing noise. This test result tells you that the blower motor is defective and needs to be replaced.

CASE 3: The blower motor did not run. This test result tells you that the blower motor is defective and needs to be replaced.

Where To Buy The Blower Motor

The blower motor on the 2000 Dodge Dakota isn't an expensive part. The following links will help you comparison shop and save a few bucks:

More 4.7L Dodge Tutorials

You can find a complete list of 4.7L Dodge tutorials in this index:

  1. Dodge 4.7L Index of Articles.

Here's a small sample of the tutorials you'll find in the index:

  1. How To Test The MAP Sensor (2000-2001 4.7L Dakota, Durango).
  2. How To Test The Throttle Position Sensor (2000-2007 4.7L Dodge).
  3. How To Test The Fuel Injectors (Dodge, Jeep 4.7L V8) (at troubleshootmyvehicle.com).
  4. How To Test For A Blown Head Gasket (4.7L Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep) (at troubleshootmyvehicle.com).
  5. How To Test The COP Ignition Coils (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep 4.7L) (at troubleshootmyvehicle.com).
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