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Steve P

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#183
Jun 10, 2011
 
Another evaporator not working, will not spend 1500.00 to fix! I will NEVER buy another Chrysler product and I suppose the product will get even WORSE since the government owns them. Also, for that reason, will NEVER buy GM. FORD you have my business from now on.
OldSkoolGuy

Raynham, MA

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#184
Jun 24, 2011
 
Glenn Vice - wrote:
Chrysler should however recall this evaporator coil......
Chrysler just told me that it is not there problem. I guest if anyone buys a chrysler they will have to plan on spending 1200.00 dallors after 6 years.
I do not believe this part is considered a wear item, it is not a movable item. I believe it had a defect that caused this failure. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
Sincerly
An unhappy 215M owner.
I know this is an old thread, but let me add my experience. I've either owned or driven five Dodge vehicles since 1988 and all have had evap coil go bad. Two vehicles were employer vehicles. My most recent problem is on a 2006 Grand Caravan. Evap coil has failed. Estimated repair:$1400.

I'll get it done because I need A/C in my car, but know this. This is the LAST Dodge or "American" car I ever own. I'm 58, have owned nothing but American cars since I was 17, but this is the end of the line. A nice new Honda, Hyundai, or even a Kia is a better deal.

Where's the damn class action lawyers when you need them?
Rosie

Memphis, TN

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#185
Aug 1, 2011
 
Johnny B wrote:
Hey guys, I bought a used evaporator core of the internet, and the guy sent me detailed instructions on how to do it youself. If any of you want a copy of this e-mail just post ur e-mail address and i'll send it ASAP!!!
P.S. After I read theis e-mail, i knew why they are charging so much to do this repair. You have to have the right tools and alot of time (1 1/2 -2 days at least) to work on your vehicle.
Can you send me the instructions? I have a 2005 Chrysler 300 with 50k and i was just told the Evaporator needs to be replaced!

rosieamavizca@yahoo.com
rnelatc

Kissimmee, FL

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#186
Aug 3, 2011
 
Can someone send me the instructions also to replace the evaparator core. knel1971@yahoo.com
chris

Saginaw, MI

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#187
Aug 3, 2011
 
Dave wrote:
I have a 2000 grand caravan that stopped cooling about 3 weeks ago. I took it to the dealer and they told me with parts and labor it would be $1100 dollars to repair.
I called a local salvage yard and priced the part. It was 75 bucks from them. I know that part is not guaranteed but man 125 bucks (parts plus installation guide and misc.) is so much easier on my wallet than $1100.
would not happen to have installation guide copy would ya?

I have same problem that I need to do job myself on 1998 dodge grand caravan

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Michael

New Orleans, LA

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#188
Aug 18, 2011
 
Glenn Vice - wrote:
I live in Louisiana and have a 2000 grand caravan with 215,000 miles on it. I fix everything as it breaks and the vehicle is in good shape. My evaporator coil also went out and the mechanic wants $1400 to repair it cause he says the whole dashboard needs to come out. Wel I think this is crazy that the evaporator coil goes out so soon and the condensor coil (as hot as it gets under the hood) is still ok. Rip off from Dodge. I will do the repairs myself then. I don't mind saving $1000 for a week end project. Chrysler should however recall this evaporator coil......
Chrysler just told me that it is not there problem. I guest if anyone buys a chrysler they will have to plan on spending 1200.00 dallors after 6 years.
I do not believe this part is considered a wear item, it is not a movable item. I believe it had a defect that caused this failure. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
Sincerly
An unhappy 215M owner.
I have a 2005 Grand Caravan, 2K estimate. can you do it for a lot less?
GBecker

Waterloo, IL

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#189
Aug 20, 2011
 
Can someone send my the instructions please 2006 T&C Evap Coil went out.

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gbecker@htc.net
Glen
David

Cape Coral, FL

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#190
Sep 17, 2011
 
hi please send me the instructions to repairmaster1@hotmail.com. I have a 2001 chrysler town and country. Thanks johnny
Bob

Tulsa, OK

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#191
Sep 18, 2011
 
Hi Johnny B, I made it through the summer with my Town and Country but don't want to go through another. Would you please send the instructions you mentioned to me? My email address is bobdiskerud@hotmail.com. Thank you.
Steyphaney

Pasadena, TX

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#192
Oct 15, 2011
 
2007 Dodge Magnum here .... 70k miles. Super glad I have an extended service policy and only gotta dish out $80 because thank God its covered!! If this is a huge problem across the board with Chryslers and Dodges they need to rectify this problem!
sadnky

Ashburn, VA

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#193
Apr 3, 2012
 
2007 Magnum owner here. I was just told that my evaporator coil is bad and the repair is $1100.00. The car has 60,000 miles and I just bought it December 15th. Guess the joke is on me if I thought the car was a good deal.
albert

Cape Coral, FL

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#194
Apr 26, 2012
 
hi can i oplease get a copy of evaporator remove a4261jb@netzero.com ty so much
Mary

New Ulm, MN

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#195
May 6, 2012
 
I have a 2001 Chrysler 300M; I bought it used, after a short time it smelled like someone smoked cigars in it, I cleaned the vents, had the evaporator coil cleaned last year, and had the cooling system recharged numerous times. This year my mechanic said I needed to replace my evaporator coil at a cost of $1500. I took it to a different shop, they replaced it for $1000. They showed me the coil after they removed it and it was plugged. I, too, wonder how to get Chrysler to recall these faulty evaporator coils.
Natalie

Charlotte, NC

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#196
May 12, 2012
 
I've had terrible problems with the air conditioning on my 2006 PT Cruiser. The car currently has 33,500 miles on it but the air has not worked properly for the past 2 years. I've gotten the runaround from the dealer; replacing freon, repairing/sealing leaks, replacing the radiator fan module and finally, this week, they replaced the evaporator coil - which I now believe MIGHT have been the problem from the beginning. Regardless,the air system is crap.
charles

Webster, NY

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#197
Jun 20, 2012
 
Lou wrote:
I have a 1999 300M as well with 58K miles on it. Taking to dealer tomorrow. Local shop charged system beginning of last summer. When I took it back few months later after A/C wasn't cooling, they diagnosed as a bad evaporator. They did multiple leak tests and this was their conclusion. Wasn't sure I was going to keep car so didn't spend the $ on it then.
Taking to dealer tomorrow for them to diagnose and replace if needed. Sucks but figure $1200 better than cost of buying new car, assuming I keep this one a couple of years longer.
Ihave a 300c with the same problem and was told it would cost me 1200 as well. That really sucks think i will be getting rid of mine. Both of them
charles

Webster, NY

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#198
Jun 20, 2012
 
I have a 07 300 with the same problem.
And was told it would cost 1200. That really SUCKS..
marilyn lawson

Anniston, AL

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#199
Jun 26, 2012
 
Navin wrote:
The cost estimate for this is $2000.00 and the Pacifica has only 31,000 miles. Now wonder Chrysler and Russ Darrow are not facing the problem.
i had the die and replaced freeane put in my car 139.00 for two weeks my air were find and then it went out again, i went back to the shop were i had the work done only to be told that my evapertater had went out and for 989.00 they were chargeing me 379.00 for a 110 dollar eveaperater and over 600.00 to install it, they said the hold dash streening wheel and all would have to come out and this would take 2 days i left.
JAtkinson

Sumter, SC

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#200
Jul 4, 2012
 
If anyone has the instructions could you please email them to me. Thanks. pooh1873@ftc-i.net
web smithster

Palm Coast, FL

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#201
Jul 17, 2012
 
hey all chrysler are good
Jim Raines

Hampton, VA

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#202
Sep 13, 2012
 
I bought a 2001 Chrysler 300M new. I have had a multitude of problems with that car since new. 3 major transmission failures, numerous check engine lights AC evaporator failure, suspension failure headlamp switch failure and numerous other problems. The car has always been properly maintained. It will be a cold day in h--- when I buy another Chrysler or Chrysler product.

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