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#76 of 199 Re: 2001 Chrysler Town & Country - Cabin Heat Issue - Eng Temp Gage Issue [chaz6]
Feb 07, 2008 (3:28 pm)
It sounds like a stuck thermostat to me. When it first takes a long time for the temp gauge to rise and then you say it shoots way up, that indicates to me that the thermostat suddenly opens and lets all that trapped hot antifreeze through.
The fact that the heat only works at higher speed might mean that there are clogged passages and you're only getting effective coolant flow when the engine is at a higher rpm and generating a higher water pump pressure.
I recommend a new thermostat and a cooling system backflush.
Also, I'm not a mechanic but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express.
#77 of 199 '02 LXi not cooling like it used to...
Feb 13, 2008 (9:51 pm)
I have a question about the a/c in an '02 LXi with a 3.8L engine if anybody can help out. The automatic temperature control (ATC) doesn't seem to be working like it used to. When I bought the van the a/c ran ALL the time, and I couldn't get "just" outside air, it was always "cool and dehumidified" air. Well, there was a big hole in the evaporator core, so a new core, accumulator, and interior cabin filter and $958 later...it doesn't work like it used to. My question is: is the a/c really supposed to run all the time, or not? I actually kind of like being able to cool the front seat (back seat a/c still seems to kick in to maintain temp) with outside air...but I also think it needs to be fixed if it needs to be fixed. TIA!
#78 of 199 dual control heater
Feb 14, 2008 (1:31 pm)
I have a 2001 T&C with the dual control heater. The passenger side slide bar works but there is no heat from the vents. drivers side is O.K This problem just started this week . Is this a fix it yourself problem.I should say their is cold air and ACbut no heat. Any advice is appreciated.John
#79 of 199 blower fan wont shut off on 2003 town & country van
Feb 25, 2008 (8:09 pm)
I have a 2003 3.8L town & country van with auto climate control. this weekend i noticed that the blower fan in front will not turn off and it runs in only one speed. the temp adjustment works fine. when i try to turn off theheat/a-c the fan get louder like it is in recirculation mode even though the control panel looks like it is turned off. is this due to the resistor?? does anyone know the correct part number??
#80 of 199 front blower fan not working
Feb 28, 2008 (11:16 am)
i have a 2001 t&c limited and last night my blower fan stop working. the one in the rear is still working. Could this be the resistor/power module that is attached to the blower be the problem???
#81 of 199 blower fan not working (front)
Mar 01, 2008 (6:12 pm)
Can anybody tell me what should i check if my 2001 T&c blower fan doesn't come on. I change that resitor module that's located in the glove compartment but that didn't fix the problem. Any ideas???????
#82 of 199 Re: blower fan not working (front) [james90x]
Mar 01, 2008 (6:58 pm)
there is a fantastic website that should be able to help. you set the price as to what the answer is worth starting at $9 on up if you are satisfied then you pay but not unless the answer works a great time saving tool i have used it in the past well worth $9. good luck
#83 of 199 Re: blower fan not working (front) [jbob1315]
Mar 02, 2008 (1:13 pm)
I'd try a free Google search first. There are many links dealing with 2001 T&C blower motors. Here's one that might have the answer:
2001 Blower Motor
From the above link:
just wanted to update this topic, I replaced my blower motor module tonight, took a whole 2 minutes and it fixed the problem
#84 of 199 Re: blower fan wont shut off on 2003 town & country van [jbob1315]
Mar 09, 2008 (6:31 pm)
jbob1315; re: message #79
I have the same exact problem you have, also on a 2003 T&C! The blower fan will not turn off and runs in only one speed. Temperature control works fine. When I turn the climate control system off, the blower switches into recirculation mode, even though the display is off. Coincidentally my daughter got a jump start yesterday, and they did not disconnect the battery. jbob1315 or others have an idea on this one?
#85 of 199 Automatic Climate Control Compressor Running
Mar 17, 2008 (9:50 am)
I have an '06 Grand Caravan ( still under warranty )with the automatic Climate Control system. Recently I have noticed the air compressor cycling when the system is in manual mode ( non-auto mode ) without the air conditioning or the defrost switched on. I hadn't encountered that before. In fact, I have always thought that was the so-called "economy mode" in which the compressor would not cycle unless the air conditioning or the defrost was switched on. I understand the auto mode cycles the compressor as the system determines it necessary. I just normally prefer it in manual and turn on the air or defrost when I decide it's time.
When I noticed it cycling, I took it to the dealer service I bought it from. They said "that's completely normal". I made sure they understood that it was in non-auto mode, but they insisted it will cycle the compressor periodically in non-auto mode. I may be wrong, but that doesn't seem right to me. Can anyone confirm or refute the dealer ?