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#98 of 249 PT Cruiser Air Conditioning
Aug 19, 2010 (10:06 pm)
Another person with an A/C problem... Less than two weeks after I purchased my 2006 PT Cruiser the a/c stopped working after driving about 20 miles. I brought it to the dealer and they said the a/c was actually freezing, that ice build up on the a/c and the ice was blocking the air from coming through the vents. They told me to turn off thew a/c so the ice would melt then it would work again. They then said it would cost $690 to fix it, replace the part that was broken. I reported them to consumer affairs for this and other issues because I purchased the car less than two weeks before all of the problems... Any suggestions? Why doesn't Chrysler recall the car for this? It seems many people have a/c problems.
And has anyone ever heard that you cannot use burned CD's int he CD player? The dealer told me to only use store bought CD's when I told them the CD player was not working.
And finally, Only 39,000 miles and the clutch went. The person before me obviously could not drive a stick shift... Or is this a known problem?
#99 of 249 Re: PT Cruiser Air Conditioning [swingfitness]
Aug 20, 2010 (2:07 am)
Swing, That was my first sign before my AC went out completely. But it was the low pressure control. Which should not be that expensive. And has been discussed on here over the past month or so.
Good luck Karen.
#100 of 249 AC blows warm,when idel
Aug 29, 2010 (5:07 am)
Hi all my AC uniton my 2005 PT convertible, just statred blowing warm air,but not all the time,i noticed a puff of what i thought was smoke come out from under the hood.but,it turned out to be a blow back or preasure release i could smell freeon/refrigerent.This is a new problem.The engine starts ideling very rough when this happens.Any ideas ?
#101 of 249 Re: AC blows warm,when idel [jkas1953]
Aug 29, 2010 (8:22 am)
It's probably the low-speed radiator fan. Review previous forum posts for troubleshooting/replacement instructions.
#102 of 249 Re: AC blows warm,when idel [bthompson40207]
Aug 30, 2010 (3:15 am)
Even though i am not haveing any over heating,
#103 of 249 Re: AC blows warm,when idel [jkas1953]
Aug 30, 2010 (4:53 am)
Yes, you may not experience engine over-heating even though the low-speed fan has failed. The high-speed radiator fan eventually kicks in and prevents an over-heated engine. But, in the mean time, the lack of a low-speed fan causes the A/C compressor to build up excess pressure and vent Freon. The extreme compression also causes an excess load on the engine which makes it idle rough or causes "shudder".
Once the low-speed fan is eliminated as an issue, you will then need to verify the Freon charge level and also verify correct operation of the LPS (see previous posts). The fan and LPS failure seem to go hand-in-hand. I suspect that the excess pressure caused by the lack of low-speed fan causes the LPS to fail as well. And, the Freon venting causes the charge to fall below normal levels.
#104 of 249 Re: AC blows warm,when idel [bthompson40207]
Aug 30, 2010 (12:57 pm)
Thanks for the Info,We are traveling in our Motorhome we live in FL.and are now in PA.This seems to be covered on my extended warrantee,this looks like and expensive venture,any Idea what this will cost me ?
#105 of 249 Re: AC blows warm,when idel [bthompson40207]
Sep 07, 2010 (8:04 am)
well it was determined at the dealer it was the low speed fan,but it will cost 800.00 and of corse my extended warrentee dosen't cover this,Does any one know where to get the part,how much,and how to replace,i'm pretty handy.
#106 of 249 Re: AC blows warm,when idel [bthompson40207]
Sep 07, 2010 (11:41 am)
So yes i went to have it checked out by the dealer,they said the fan assembly motor is not working,they wanted 800 to fix,Now is it called the low speed fan or fan assembly is it one fan and the relays decide when it is on low speed/high speed?I found fan assembly's on ebay for around 90.00
#107 of 249 Re: AC blows warm,when idel [jkas1953]
Sep 07, 2010 (2:19 pm)
You will be replacing the "Radiator Fan Assembly". It includes the fan, motor, two relays, cable w/connector and the shroud. See my previous posts for replacement instructions.