» » »

Dodge Q&A

Ask Your Question

2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Question: Heat is blowing on passenger side, but cold air is blowing on driver side

 

Question

cmh22, 5.9L V8, Clinton Township, MI, December 07, 2009, 06:45
 Rookie

When I turn on the heat, the passenger side is receiving warm/hot air but drivers side is receiving cold air.

9 Answers
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    mdr620 December 07, 2009, 10:08
     Rookie

    My 2002 Ram with the 4.7L V8 is doing the same thing. I will let you know if I find the problem.

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #2

    Visitor, October 05, 2010, 17:41

    i have the exact problem on my 2002 dodge ram, if u find out the problem let me know...and i will do same

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #3

    rtca48 October 07, 2010, 17:42
     Rookie

    Wow, mine is doing the same thing. Anyone that can help with this would be much appreciated...
    2002 Dodge Ram 1500
    Air conditioner works on both sides, cold air
    Heater only blows heat on passenger side, blows cold on drivers side

    Flag This
  • Reply

    Visitor, October 10, 2010, 10:21

    what is is there is a door that was designed for dual climate control inside the dash....even if you may not have dual climate control you still have the door for it and it fails...it takes at least 8 hours as you have to take almost the whole dash out to get at it

    Flag This
  • Reply

    Visitor, December 01, 2010, 15:26

    Do you happen to know witch actuator

    Flag This
  • Reply

    k31th, August 16, 2013, 23:40
     Rookie

    it is not the blend door .the blend door controls the blending of inside and outside air intake only.

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #4

    Visitor, October 18, 2010, 08:40

    I have the problem listed above. A/C works fully but no heat on driver's side only on passenger's side.

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #5

    Visitor, November 10, 2010, 20:36

    its the blend door actuator

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #6

    Visitor, December 23, 2010, 05:53

    I had the same problem Iwas told by dealer ship that they have problems with t he blend doors braking inside the heater box wich you 'd have to remove the dash. I removed my dash and heater box to find nothing wrong.But what I did find was that the heater core was clogged. you don't have to remove the dash to flush it, remove both 5/8 heater hoses going through fire wall under hood use a garden hose to back flush heater core DON'T USE FULL PRESSURE spray into 1 side of heater core until water runs through freely then do the other( back and forth) then this should fix

    Flag This
  • Reply

    k31th, October 28, 2013, 07:14
     Rookie

    i tried this and it didnt work . took dash out and checked all act.doors couldn't find anything wrong . ac works on drivers side not on passenger side .just the apposite on heat
    . i will say that once your on highway for a bit you start getting some heat out of driver side.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    OldTruckman, November 17, 2013, 18:07
     Rookie

    this millenia chevy truck having same problem, thought some internal control problem, but will try the hose flush, even though I don't see why both sides aren't affected the same way.

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Medium-star Best Answer
    wjeff60 December 23, 2010, 08:38
     Enthusiast

    yes I had the same problem on my 2002 dodge ram took the dash apart removed heater box nothing was broken, the heater core was half clogged,the way it sits in the heater boxd, the front 1/2 of the heater core goes to the pass side 3 vents the other 1/2 goes to drivers 2 vents,I have single zone heat in truck but all dodge heater boxes are universal for both types of heat dual & single zone. I would suggest before removing the dash, remove to 5/8 heater hoses going to heater core under hood (fire wall) and back flush heater core with garden hose NOT FULL PRESSURE spray into heater core 1 side than the other back and forth till it runs freely. my hoses were hard to get off I had to use razor blade and slice hoses the long ways to get off theres still enough hose to slide back over and clamp,also i do agree with other people the blend doors do break but it sounds like you have the same problem I did bleading the air out took a little while KEEP AN EYE ON TEMP GAGE AND COOLANT LEVEL after starting.I've never had my heat so hot since i've owned this truck

    Flag This
  • Reply

    Visitor, January 24, 2011, 12:55

    thanks that fixxed it you're not a rookie

    Flag This
  • Reply

    Visitor, January 24, 2011, 13:05

    I couldn't beleived this fixxed it

    Flag This
  • Reply

    Visitor, February 08, 2011, 13:02

    i have the same problem in 2001 mitshubishi eclipse

    Flag This
  • Reply

    Epic Fixx, November 26, 2011, 18:14
     Rookie

    Thanks! This worked for me too! Although I'd like to add that you can just remove the heater hoses from the closer ends instead of at the firewall. This way you can more easily get the water into the hoses. This whole process only took me about 15 minutes, and my heat is like NEW AGAIN! Amazing! I'm sure a repair shop would have gouged me big time and said it was a heater core or something expensive. Thanks again!

    Flag This
  • Reply

    crazy25, February 15, 2012, 12:31
     Rookie

    I'm currently having the same problem with my 2003 Honda Accord. I hope with what is said on here it will fix my car as well im tired of not having heat on both sides. Hopefully I wont screw up anything because I'm completely new at this but its better then spending more money which I dont have. Thanks again

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #8

    stud welder April 08, 2012, 17:55
     Rookie

    switch the heater hoses i have dodge ram 3500 had the same problem switched the heater hoses and it worked fine.4/8/2012

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #9

    rwarwick January 19, 2013, 09:09
     Rookie

    I,m looking to find the answer to this

    Reply
    Flag This