94 dakota heater problems


#1

i have a 94 dakota. i started to get what appears to be water (soaked carpet) on the drivers side floorboard. shortly after the heater/ac stopped working. a friend told me to replace the blower which i have purchased. how would these two problems be related and is the blower the most likely solution. the fuses have been checked and are ok.


#2

They are not related at all. The liquid soaking into the carpet is either anti-freeze, which would indicate a leaking heater core, or water, which would indicate a clogged evaporator drain or a leak somewhere else. Pray for the latter, because replacing the heater core is sometimes a difficult and time-consuming job.

If the blower no longer works, that’s a separate problem, but it has nothing to do with the liquid on the floor.


#3
Note, coolant (anti-freeze) tends to smell sweet and condensation tends to smell musty.

#4

A proper coolant mix will also be considerably more slippery than water.