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#1697 of 4276 A/C Problems
Mar 10, 2003 (10:42 am)
I have a Plymouth Grand Voyager with the 3.3L, it has back and front a/c's
The problem I have been having is that the R134 is leaking out of my a/c both back and front
First the back starts loses coolness then the front looses it, the a/c starts making squeelling noses (just like a pig) when you turn it on and its not cooling. I brought it to multiply independent mechanics and they have used dye and couldn't find the leak so they just filled the R134 back up, 4-6 weeks later the coolness drops I need to bring it in to be filled up again. I brought it into different Dodge and Chrysler dealers and they have used dye and could not find any leaks either. BTW, its a 1999 year model.
Has anyone else had this problem either in their DGC, CT&C or PGV (since they are carbon copies
of each other) And what have you done short of replacing the a/c units to resolve this problem?
This has been my only problem I have had since buying the vehicle.
Mar 10, 2003 (1:40 pm)
Sure sounds like a fuse. BTW, most late model Chryslers have an open, second fuse slot that keeps the lighter hot when the engine is off. Perfect for charging cell phones.
Mar 10, 2003 (8:49 pm)
Is controlled by a relay under the long black box under the hood. Open the cover to see which one is for the lighter. It's on the inside cover of the box.
#1700 of 4276 a/c problems
Mar 10, 2003 (10:30 pm)
we got sucker punched by a saturn dealer where we bought our used '94 GC (with r134)3 years ago in Feb. it allegedly had passed their inspection, but once the weather got warm, the only thing it blew was hot air, just like their sales person and used car manager.
we had it looked at by a dodge garage with the dye added and they said it was the condensor, but then we found a local trustworthy mechanic who spotted leak stains coming from the seals on the condensor. maybe that's worth checking out-it might save ya big $$$!
#1701 of 4276 To #1696 yasw98 Cigerette lighter.
Mar 13, 2003 (8:14 am)
I think your lighter fuse is blown off. This happened to my acura lighter due to bad charging cord. You might have extra fuse in your van or you can get it from any parts shop
#1702 of 4276 Don't buy used from person if you find any lie in deal
Mar 13, 2003 (9:45 am)
Please Beware of of road sellers/dealers who are selling dealers vehicles (leased or very roughly used) by advertising as their personal vehicles by bringing them home and selling them.
By "lie in the deal", I mean that some road sellers will advertise vehicle in newspaper as excellent condition and latest model year and even next trim and sell it as their personal vehicle.
I was victim of this type of a road seller. This guy advertised a 2000 DC SE 50K miles,excellent condition in paper. I went to see the van and he told me that he used it personally and have taken good care of it.
After the deal got finalized, when i saw the title, it was not under his name and the van is not even year 2000 and not even SE. It was 1999 (base model 3.0L) and 57K miles. He innocently told that it was Washigton post's mistake, and about title, he said that it is not under his name because he leased from the dealer he worked for and used for his home.
I found out that he is selling his dealers vehicles by bringing them to home and advertising in newspaper as personally owned veshicles.
Anyways, since I bought a used vechicle first time and didn't suspect that this man could be lying, I don't know why i believed him and still bought it He agreed to pay half, if somthing does not pass in inspection. When i took it to mechanic, to my surprise, i had to repair both valve cover gasket leak, breaks, F. rotors, timing belt, 4 tires and also weird (grinding) sound coming from back. Also steering is giving sound when turned. and this dealer guy changed his ph. no and never picked up his phone after that. Just posting it so that someone like me might be saved from buying such a bad vehicle.
Mar 13, 2003 (10:54 am)
Most states have "dealer" laws and I bet this guy was in violation (usually they say you can't sell more than X number of cars a year or you have to be a licensed dealer).
I'd give your local AG's office a call and talk to someone in their consumer protection office. Good luck!
Mar 13, 2003 (1:37 pm)
I think he is saved because he is not using his name. All paperwork is as if the dealer sold me the vechicle. I mean the Bill of sale says the dealer company name on it. Its like the Van was owned by dealer. (I don't know how he does that)
Mar 13, 2003 (2:37 pm)
Sounds too weird. I'd still report 'em - maybe that'll make the "real" dealer clean up his act anyway.
#1706 of 4276 Odd transmission leak
Mar 16, 2003 (6:11 am)
Hello all, just got back from a trip to Myrtle Beach (from Michigan). We drove 13 hours straight each way. Our '96 Plymouth Grand Voyager, with 101,000 miles, performed great as always.
However we had one very minor issue that only seems to come up when we take "long" trips (usually more than 30 miles of 65+ driving). Transmission fluid appears to be lightly spraying (?) out of the transmission dipstick container. After being on the road for an hour or so we stopped for a toll booth - and smoke came out from under the front of the hood. I pulled over and looked at the engine and there was transmission fluid on the cylinder head cover (kind of pooled up in the "cupped"/flanged area by the bolts), on the hood of the transmission dipstick (the round metal piece just under the yellow grab handle), all down the trans. dipstick tube/container and over other misc. parts in that area. I checked the trans. level several times during our trip and it was always fine so it's not spraying THAT much fluid but it's still not normal for anything to be coming out...again, if it IS coming out of the dipstick. I've noticed this in the past when checking over the engine - that there is a little bit of fluid on the dipstick handle/hood. Always wondered how in the h*ll it got there but it was so insignificant that I didn't worry about it. It's still probably not a big deal since the van is mostly used for town trips but I'd like to get this resolved.
Does anyone know anything about this? Is there a rubber seal of some sort in that dipstick that should be sealing tight against the tube? Is it possible that the fluid gets so hot that it seeks escape out the tube? Any thoughts would be appreciated.