Air Conditioning problem
2001 Chrysler Town and Country 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 97000 miles
I have an 01 town & country with a problem with the ac compressor. When I got the car, the compressor wasn't mounted securely to the engine, and the compressor clutch was burned up. (Melted rubber coming out of clutch.) A new compressor was installed and drier, and the line blown out. It worked great for approximately 3 months and I could hear the compressor cycle on and off occasionally, which seemed normal. Then I took a trip of over 150 miles, and the ac compressor seemed to lock on and would not shut off, even when I shut off the ac. Incidentally, this did happen in the summer, so we were using the ac. On the return trip home, I only got about 60 miles and the clutch burned up in the ac compressor. It was smoking and burning. It would not even shut off when I shut off the power to the climate control system (in the town & country, you can shut off the climate control with the power on button). To shut off the compressor, I had to get under the car and cut the wires to the compressor (which I assume controls the clutch). After that, it remained off and did not burn anymore. Any insight you can give me into this problem would be most appreciated.
have the same problem?
Monday, December 31st, 2007 AT 9:42 PM