we have a 2000 dodge caravan we have put 3 brand new ac compressors on vehicle all lock up with in a week of installation...we have replaced everything ...help

Todd Culp

Asked by Jul 11, 2016 at 08:07 AM about the 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

we have replaced the ac compressor and everything that goes with it 3 times
it still will lock up after about a week of using it ..please any suggestions as to
what might be wrong

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Where have you been getting the compressors from ?

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Todd Culp


1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Is there a auto zone or advanced auto near you ? If so I would purchase one from them because I had the same problem with a part from pep boys at on time installed part 3 times like you then got part from auto zone and no problem worked great.

David Loomis

If you don't flush all of the lines and evaporator(s), and replace your condenser (most dodge condensers are parallel and cannot be flushed out. ANy system mufflers or filters must also be replaced.), all of the crud that went into the PAG oil when the first compressor failed will still be there. That will eventually end up in your new parts and cause the system to fail again, and again, and again until you do flush the system and replace anything that cannot be flushed.

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