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QUESTION: Since having my A/C compressor replaced on my '02 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT, 4.7 L V8 I'm only getting heat on the passenger side not on the driver side?

ANSWER: Hi Brian,
That is strange. I don't see why replacing the compressor would affect the distribution of the air by the HVAC box under the dash. Let me know if there is any other work that was done in that job, while I will look at the issue separately from the compressor replacement.
Do you have a dual zone temp control system, and if so what about the controlling of the AC temp air, is that working?

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QUESTION: I do not have dual control and the A/C works fine on both sides

Hi Brian,
There are outlets for the defrost air, panel air, and floor air but as far as I can tell there is no control for driver vs. passenger side distribution of the air. So I can't understand why the temp of the air should be different between the passenger and driver sides. Does the distribution of the air seem to be under control otherwise according to the requests for that?

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