I have a Town & Country with front and rear a/c. The front unit blows good cold air and the rear unit blows, but not cold air. Have checked the freon level and it is good. The unit only has one compressor and uses the same freon lines from front to back, just tees off to the front unit.
Rear A/C on 2008 Chrysler Town & Country
by Lumberjack in Deville, LA on May 11, 2011
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by Visitor , June 02, 2011
oh my gosh. i have the SAME car and my air went out. today i took it to an independent who i trust and he said the rear evaporator has failed. he said it is a recalled part and chrysler should repair it. so i called my chrysler dealer right away and they told me that i already had that recalled part replaced. they said it would be $120 to look at my car (the independent did it free of charge). they said it might not be the rear evaporator. the independent said that since chrysler has had so many problems with this part, a separate manufacturer has come out with a part that effectively shuts down the rear unit and then the front unit can work. he said that part is about $85 and with installation, total cost would be about $149. so i can pay $149 and have air conditioning pretty good or pay $120 at the dealer and have nothing done and then get nailed by the dealer's high cost with whatever the dealer would be doing. HELP. i am confused and need some advice!
COMMENT by Visitor , June 06, 2011
I to am having this same issue. I took my 2008 T&C in last may for the a/c they replaced something. I took it back in Sept. for a grommet recall and had them check the a/c again. The air did not seem cold enough especially in the back. they said it was the size of the cabin. That it just took longer to cool than my 02 chevy blazer (blows so cold). Please let me know the outcome and any specifics on parts used to solve the issue. Thanks so much firstname.lastname@example.org
ANSWER by toddmcc66 , May 11, 2011
The rear a/c has its own evaporator and expansion valve. The expansion valve is probably defective or clogged.