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Old 03 Nov 2009, 02:34 pm
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Default 03' Dreamcruiser A/C Problem

Hello everyone. I have an 03' Dreamcruiser #0518 and it is having an A/C problem. The fan blower works, but it does not get cold. I also noticed that the compressor is not working. Usually when I have the A/C on, I can hear the compressor make some noise under the hood, and I can feel the additional load on the engine . But now, both the noise and the load is gone.

I already checked the HVAC fuse and it is still ok. Any input will be appreciated.
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Old 03 Nov 2009, 03:08 pm
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Sounds like the refrigerant is gone. At least on some older vehicles I've had, if the refrigerant has leaked too far, some kind of a switch/sensor dis-engages the compressor. Had the exact same thing on my old AMC Eagle. After the system was recharged it all worked great. Good luck!

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Old 03 Nov 2009, 06:59 pm
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Sounds like the fan motor is shot!!! Wouldn't be the first time.

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Old 17 Dec 2009, 11:45 am
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My 03 turbo had a similar problem two years ago and when my service dealer went to replace the supply line that had a leak, the part he received from Chrysler turned out to have been manufactured with the wrong intake fitting. After discovering another dealership had the same problem, I alerted Chrysler to the potential liability, but instead of a recall, they suggested service people refill the system through a different port. My dealer did so, but put a warning tape on the original fitting.
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