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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Question: Why does the heat turn off when I push on the gas pedal?

 

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truckint, Vincent, OH, December 21, 2012, 09:17
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When I drive I push down on the gas pedal and the heat turns off yntil I let off the gas.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13724 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper December 21, 2012, 12:23
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    you have a vac leak in heater controls ck with a smoke mach and you will find a small leak

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    Chuck Dodge December 24, 2012, 11:48
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    My 1999 does the same with all heating and cooling functions. I found this on a recall website, don't ask which i dont remember. What happens is when you get on the gas, the engine sucks more air from the intake, which is where your vaccum hoses for the HVAC run from. This extra pull to the engine takes away from the HVAC vaccum causing it to engage a different blower direction. It probably starts blowing out of the feet only or the defrost, thats what mine does. You can supposedly fix this by buying somekind of a bypass valve that goes on the T area up next to the firewall, however mine has it and it still does it. My truck came with it so I don't know how bad it was before this valve thing was put on but depending how how much it does it and if it only does it when you really put the petal to the metal like mine, I would leave it be instead of wasting your time and money on this valve thing.

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