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Town & Country/Caravan Heating / Cooling



  • I have the same problem with my climate control stuck blowing out front vents only... did you resolve your problem? any advice for me would be appreciated. thanks, ralph
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  • Fixed replaced the resistor behind glove box. I also did test the blower motor before ordering part. Took the + & - off battery with 16ga wire to power sides of blower motor and it fired right up. 1st resistor did not have a circuit board but this one does. I had no air flow if yours only has vents something must be stuck or stopping your directional servo, do you hear it moving? Turn key but don't start when dinging stops move it from vent to defrost to floor , do it slowly and listen for a small motor buzzing sound.
  • I have a 2001 Grand Caravan Sport edition that only blows warm air out of the drivers side vents while simutaniously blowing cold air out of the passengers side air vents. Both sides having the heat control all the way up. Has anybody every delt with this problem before and have a solution ? Thank you.
  • I'm curious about this too. My wifes van is having the same problem. Continues to blow cold up to the 2nd hash mark on the guage, then about a minute later it drops to just between the 2nd hash mark and the 1st hash mark. At this point, it starts to produce heat. When I come to a stop, it starts to blow cold. I'm figuring there maybe is a valve problem not activating when the vacuum is higher?
  • did you ever find out why heat would get cold while idiling. Please e-mail me back at
  • i have a 1996 town&country 3.8l and the heat when driving goes cold i put a t stat flushed heater core un hooked rear heater core still no heat at idle i can get some heat the fans turn on but once you start to drive heat goes away also rad is only 5 months old
  • I have a 02 Grandcaravan, and have the same exact problem you experienced with the blower fan not turning off. If you solved your problem, could you please tell me how you fixed it?
  • No, my problems was the heat would get cold when stopped at a light. But it would warm up once the van began moving. What we did was replace the water pump, and it seems to be better.
  • I am new here and have an issue and would like some info that I see going around.
    1.) my minivan takes forever to get warm air inside, before we bought it used with 35,000 miles a year ago, the dealer told us they had addressed the major powersteering and water pump issues. however in winter it takes forever for hot air to get inside the car, once it comes it seems to work fine but it never comes at idle (even 20 minutes) and only comes after 5 miles beyond teh temp guage going to its max reading.

    2.) the rear ac evaporator seems to have been cover for at least some years and models beyond the typical warranty, can anyone tell me if the 7/70 extrension I have seen on this post covers a 2005 T&C ltd? and what the speicif info I might need to get a copy. I do not have the problem but would like to be well armed if ti occurs.
  • jcthelioghtjcthelioght Posts: 1
    edited March 2010
    hi everyone
    i bought a t&c last year and love it but the aircondition started to act funny it used to blow real cold then only out the passenger side now nothing at all all hot air the system is full and the compresser works so i'm stuck anyone have an idea of what the problem might be i appreciate all inputs thanks
  • I just bought a well taken care of 2001 chrysler town and country van with low miles. The temperature gauge on the instrument panel has started to rise towards hot and has gotten to the first red line. As soon as I put the heater on it goes back down. If I drive with the heater on the whole time, it seems to stay in the normal half-way spot. Once I turn the heater off, it starts creeping up toward the hot zone. Any suggestions as to what could be the problem. I have checked the thermostat, and have not replaced it because the gasket and thermostat look new. I have put coolant in the radiator as it looked like it just had water in it. Could it be an electrical problem?
  • try changing the thermostat if that dosen't work you can get a different degree thermostat. No I don't think it could be electrical.
  • Thanks. I'll try that.
  • nlowellnlowell Posts: 6
    I have a 2002 T&C Limited with 123000 miles on it. And ,have changed things like the belt, plugs,, wireing harrness, fuel pump and hoses -- any thing that might break down while on long x country trips and so forth. My question for you guys is what about the alternator.!! What can I expect. or I should say when can I expect to lose it. ?? Should I go to Napa Auto Parts and buy one and keep it in the car. ?? I drive alot in the western states in the middle of nowhere. Neal
  • srs_49srs_49 Posts: 1,394
    Might be a bad head gasket. Pull your oil dipstick and look for a frothy, brownish mess on the oil.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,267
    Alternators rarely die unexpectedly; more often, the internal parts (brushes, etc) wear to the point that the electrical generation ability degrades. You will often notice this at low engine RPMs. For example, I had a '96 Subaru that would drain its battery if idling for ~30 minutes if the headlights were on, but had no problems when driving. The alternator still worked, but not very well. This was at about 175,000 miles.

    I have a 1998 DGC with 213,000 miles and the alternator runs strong. I would say that an alternator is not a part I would keep on hand for emergencies such as that. Belts, some lengths of various hoses, high-quality duct tape, coolant, oil, transmission fluid (for the tranny and the power steering), etc., are more likely candidates for emergency supplies. I keep supplies such as this (and recovery strap, tie downs, flares, etc) in a 12-gal Rubbermaid Roughtote in my vehicle along with a small tool box.
  • sockitsockit Posts: 5
    Thank goodness I finally found this site - I hope you're still around!
    I also lost all the lighting on my 02 Grand Caravan electronic climate control. I could use help disassembling the control head. I have it removed from the console, and all the screws removed, but I can't get the covers to separate. there seems to be something that won't allow the halves to come apart. I'm afraid to pull too hard and risk breaking something.
    Also do you have a place to purchase the bulbs, or can you tell me the part number?
  • sockitsockit Posts: 5
    I got it apart - I was being too gentle pulling on the knobs. Of course they pulled right off, and the climate control head opened right up.
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