Need info about the TIPM on my 2007 Dakota V-8

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Need info about the TIPM on my 2007 Dakota V-8

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Elixir Cada
Dodge Mechanic

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Elixir Cada
Dodge Mechanic

Hi Walter,

Thank you for waiting. 

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Customer

Hey Elixir . I noticed my a/c quit working this past Sunday so I took it to the dodge place to see what the problem wa and they came back with a 3300.00 answer. Seems the TIPM MOdule (fuse box) had shorted and wasnt putting fire out to the compressor. You ever hear of tht?

So I wamted a second opinion and I took it to a buddy of mine that works at a full blown shop and he said he could fix it  but he found the same problem and the part is no longer avilable.

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Elixir Cada
Dodge Mechanic

Normally, if the TIPM is bad you will experience cold starting issue. 

Could you tell me more about the AC issue. When you turn on the AC even the AC blower is not working?  

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Customer

Now here's my question! If I find a good used one out of a truck thats  working properly with exactly the same part number and exactly the same configuration of fuses, does anything extra have to be done other than putting it on and mounting it back in it's proper place and hooking it up correctly? From what you've heard, do you think this will put fire back to where it feeds the compressor. I think the compressor burned up and tht is what caused the whole delemia. Thats what they told me at the dodge place after they hooked itup to the machine and that it would need a compressor along with this TIPM as well as a dryer and flushing the system, which I am prepared to do if this TIPM will do the trick.. I'm in the Central Time zone so if you miss me somehow just leave me a message and I'll follow up with you asap. Thanks ,man. I really hope this will work because this as nice of an 07 Dakota as you will find anywhere thats still all original.

 

 

Walter

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Customer

The fan works and everything else but there is no fire coming to the compressor at all.

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Customer

What do you mean by a cold starting issue

 

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Elixir Cada
Dodge Mechanic

When you say cold starting, that means tha you parked the vehcile overnight and when you try to start it the next day, the vehice is having hard time starting the engine. Thats the common problem of a failing TIPM for 2007 dakota.

Have you tested the compressor, try to start the engine and turn on the AC. Check the compressor if the compressor clutch will engage, the compressor clutch will start to rotate if the compressor clutch is engaged.  

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Customer

Oh yea I've done all that. It's not getting any fire to it, and the truck cranks and runs perfect

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Elixir Cada
Dodge Mechanic

Hmmm.. it would be best if you use a scan tool to the vehicle to pin point the real issue. There are cases that it could be a compressor issue only and it could be also a TIPM issue. 

Problem with changing a new TIPM, it needs to be reprogrammed after installing the new TIPM. Its not a pluf and play part. Normally, the dealership will do the reprogramming or if theres any shop who can do it for you, you can bring it there to lessen the cost. 

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Customer

well I don't think I've learned anything new except that it will have to be programmed. I will check on that today and see if they can do it here somewhere. Thanks

 

Walter

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Elixir Cada
Dodge Mechanic

If the scan tool says that its the compressor, then just replace the compressor. If it will pinpoint the TIPM, replace the TIPM and have it reprogrammed to a shop who knows how to reprogram the TIPM or to the dealership.

Let me know if you have further questions. 

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