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Dodge Durango Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning



  • I am also a 2006 Dodge Durango owner with this new problem that just began two weeks ago. My air conditioner worked great in the morning on my way to work. I came out at the end of the day and turned it on and it blew hot/warm air from the front cabin vents and the rear control is blowing very very cold air. My husband checked the freon and did add a small amount according to the gauges it is perfectly on target. The second thing he did was change the relay under the hood as instructed by many people trying to help us. That did not make a difference either. He has checked all the fuses under the dash, they all show good. If any one out there has any idea what we can do to fix this PLEASE PLEASE let us know as soon as possible. We have 7 children and in Mo mid summer with 8-9 people in the car at 95 plus temps, it is not a pretty sight! This is only a 2006 it should not have this problem yet. Please help! :cry:
  • markskmarksk Posts: 1
    we have a 2005 durango. at 59,000 miles, our compressor went out. fortunately we had a service contract to cover the $700+ repair. a few weeks ago, we took it in again (now 75k miles) and were told the evaporator was leaking. the dealer said it would be about $1200 to repair. at the advice of a friend, i took it to an independent mechanic who did work for him to take a look. he found the high pressure line from the compressor to the condensor is leaking. he also found no one has this part in stock. (why??) he was able to get the hose rebuilt. the repair was less than $200.
  • Well we know we don't have a leak in the compressor because the compressor is cooling the rear cabin perfectly fine. The freon is not low, we have had it charged and it wouldn't even take a charge from the can and the gauges all show full.Unfortunately it is just the front cabin that is not cooling.Still trying to find the problem.Thanks!
  • jnorbergjnorberg Posts: 1
    compressor working,blower not,replaced blower and control panel still nothing,getting 9-10 volts to panel and blower. HELP!!!!! what am i missing?
  • I have a 2003 Durango, our air worked fine last year. Just like two others I've read here, we also lost cold air up-front, but cold in back. Everything works fine other than no a/c up-front. We went to the dealership today for dioagnostics. We found that the front expansion valve is restricted, this cost us $75.00 to find out. The repair bill will be around $308.00 minus the $75.00 for testing. The dealership said this would fix the problem. We are waiting on parts, should be in tomorrow, but we are leaving tomorrow for vacation. The mechanic said that the valve restricts flow of freon to front of car, but allows to go to the back. It makes since to me so I guess we will have it repaired. I hope soon, thank GOD it is a small trip for vacation, hooott outside. I hope this helps others with the same problem. Other places than dealership probably be cheaper.
  • I have a 2003 Durango, on the passenger side under the dach should be a resister, it has a plug-in and two srews holding it. This resister is by the blower motor. When you take it out it just looks like a long-flat piece of metal, this controls your blower speeds and fan. Mine had a bad prong, it works fine now. The part was under $10.00 at dealership.
  • I have a 2003 durango with the excact same problem, only my rear a/c works and the front doesn't. I took it to the dealership today and found the front expansion valve is restricted. Maybe youre rear a/c valve is restricted.
  • tappstapps Posts: 1
    Hey codyg2. Based on your email handle I'm assuming you have the generation 2 durango. I had the ac compressor clutch seize up on me. I bypassed the compressor pulley with a 7 ribbed 90.4 serp belt. I think anything from 89-91 should work. I'm also assuming you have the same routing and tension assembly as I do on my 1998 1st generation durango.
  • nsanfronsanfro Posts: 1
    I have a 2001 SLT, 2nd row has never really worked for heating but my main issue is the AC. It starts blowing warm air when you are at a stop light. Then when you start going again it will cool off.
    The 2nd issue with the AC is that if you have the AC on and are in stop and go traffic or going slow, 25-35mph, the engine starts to sound like a diesel engine, no kidding! If it is doing this and you give it some gas to speed up it growls even louder. However once you get up to 45 or so the sound will fade out and go back to normal.
    Perhaps the two issues are related. Is there a fan that might be not working?
    Has anyone had a similar problem? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!
  • 1998 Durango 5.9l

    When turning my blower switch, just blows air through top wind shield/ defrost vents. does not change vents when I go to dash or floor settings, nor does my ac turn on. Checked all fuses seem to be fine. Blower speed switch works as well as the heat when on heat setting. Just cant hear the normal opening or changing of vents under the dash. Think could be switch meaning the one dial switch of the three that switches vents and triggers ac.
    any suggestions?
  • I have a 2001 SLT and my AC does the same thing...did you find a reason for this?
  • schnegschneg Posts: 1
    I have the strangest thing occurring. When I adjust the vent flow control to the defrost position the a/c compressor automatically engages. I have the a/c switch in the off position and it's only when I change the flow control to defrost. I can change the temperature to hot and it'll defrost my windows with warm / hot air but I can still here the compressor working. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks.
  • kneffkneff Posts: 3
    My durango has decided to stop transferring air to my defrost and floor vents..Good air and heat thru the dash though. Switch regulator seems to be making something move insdie dash...Any suggestions how to approach this?
  • kneffkneff Posts: 3
    Did you succeed in getting your problem resolved? I am having the same issue..

  • kneffkneff Posts: 3
    I don't think it is working improperly. It actually is working as a dehumidifier if i understand the system. when you go to defrost position, the compressor will activate.

  • jojo77jojo77 Posts: 2
    Hi - I have a 2003 Durango SXT in Mass - its really cold and the heat up front just stopped working. The 3rd row controls work and blow hot/cold air but nothing is blowing from the front control. No fan movement at all, no heat at all- any suggestions on what it could be? I am broke and would rather not have to pay a diag.fee for something simple.
  • 02 Durango the lower settings on the fan control stopped working months ago. now the high doesn't work either now. what should i do?
  • karma777karma777 Posts: 1
    when i turn either my AC, Heater or defroster on there is very little blowing power even when i put it on high. please help.Any sugestions
  • smitty56smitty56 Posts: 2
    I have completely replaced the a/c system. Compressor , dryer all. It still loses freon somewhere , checked with dye etc. Still can;t find leak. Any suggestions ? What's this part I've seen in discussions under the dash or in the dask ? What is it's purpose? And how you get to it.... Thanks Smitty
  • I have a 2000 durango and have now had a couple times where there has been white smoke coming through all the vents. Happened this morning on way to work but coming home it didn't. Any ideas?
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