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AC Compressor Damaged Due to "Slugging" Condition on Dodge Caliber

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The AC compressor may be damaged during cold weather conditions due to refrigerant "slugging." Our technicians tell us that the repair involves replacing the AC compressor and the condenser.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 108,008 (30,000–175,000)
2 model years affected: 2007, 2008
17 people reported this problem
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the ac just quiet blowing cold air, worked fine one minute then nothing. detect small ticking noise
Was told that my AC Compressor wasn't "turning off" need a new one. Car went in because of clicking noise that started 4 days before. Also about same time there was a "whining" sound when the car decelerated that could be heard through the vents.
RATTLING NOISE UNDER THE HOOD, WHINING SOUND WHILE DRIVING. MECHANIC SAYS A/C NEEDS REPLACED & VERY EXPENSIVE. RECOMMEND ANYONE WITH A CALIBER UNDER THIS MILEAGE GET RID OF IT WHILE YOU CAN.
At five years old, the car's compressor blew up, thus locking up the car and now it does not run. The car is made where you can not by pass the air compressor with the belt, thus causing major money problems to fix. I still owe a lettle less than $4,000.00 on this car. It is a shame that Dodge products seem to fall apart faster than your payment schdule to pay for it.

I see why they call them Dodges. One should dodge buying this product.

I should have learn from my first experiance with a Dodge Shadow, bought new and within the first year the bolt in the door rusted and when it was opened the door dropped down and buckel the whole front driver's side of the car. They said there were no recalls for that, but I saw Dodge Shadows everywhere with the same problem.
Loud rattling. Took it to a repair shop and was told I need to replace the a/c compressor. Said there was a TSB released regarding this issue.
My AC compressor blow out in pieces ...
complete a/c system replacement. do not do it piece by piece - too expancive! got to do it all!
A/C Compressor has a chunk blown out of it.
The AC compressor blew up while my son was driving the car. I had the compressor repaired, now I need to replace the freon