Yes, you could install it backwards. It definitely would not function correctly.
It is on the evaporator, inside the vehicle, under the trim on the right rear.
Inside the dash on the passenger side. Dash has to be removed to service.
i bought a 90.5 belt to bypass my ac compressor. Although I think anything from 89-91 should work also. You just don't want to have the tensioner leaning to far to the right. I have a first generation (1998) Durango SLT. AC Compressor clutch seized up on me.
on the 2002 Durango, the low side fill valve is beside the air filter cover and the high side valve is about three inches to the left of the radiator.The low side line runs from the firewall to the compressor & the high side line runs from compressor to the coil in front of the radiator.
No you have to replace it.
Look on the lines near compressor. Somewhere si one with a blue cap.
It's on top of the compressor, dead center of the engine compartment. Black cap,
Follow Larger hose from compressor-perhaps near firewall around drier
Yes, the ac will run in the defrost position to dry the windshield.
The is commonly an issue with the compressor and its cycling. Standard repairs may be as simple as recharging or as complicated as a full replacement of the part.