The Wife 2002 Dodge Durango (~52k miles) was complaining the the AC
wasn't very cold when she first got in the car. When get got going it
would be fine.. I checked the refrigerant level and it would fine. She
would also complain that the mechanical fan cluch would engage more
often creating a whirling noise and sluggish response. She never
complained much about this this before. So, looking at the truck today
it appears that the electric fan has given up the ghost. Checked the
relay, shorted the two relay contacts and the fan wouldn't turn on. With
the AC on the relay would click, but no movement inthe fan. I got power
at the fan connector but the fan wouldn't turn. I took the fan out of
the car and hooked it up to a bench power supply, and nothing.
So, am I missing something in my diagnosis or is it simply just a bad
fan? I called some local autoparts places (which are opened on a sunday)
and all said this is a dealer item..