answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

The same has happened with my 2000 Dodge Neon. Mine is a manual transmission 4 Door Sedan. A month ago my a/c stopped working and started blowing hot air. Strangely, if I move from vent to defrost and then back again the a/c sometimes comes back (mildly) for up to 15 minutes. It also seems to be effected by my accelerating, more acceleration more cool air for a little while. It always returns back to hot air, though. I had a mechanic check the fuses and the gas level (freon?) and they were fine. The mechanic theorized that the clutch compressor is broken. I called my dealership and they said they could test my A/C system for $135.00. When I said it might be the clutch compressor they offered to transfer me to their parts department. It is my understanding that if it is the clutch compressor it will cost 300-400 dollars. The sad thing is that this car only has 26k miles on it. Grrr, I say. PLEASE try a freon recharge first. I got that "failed compressor" theory from a mechanic, too. Mine was a hose that was leaking at the seam. Yours sounds like it needs a recharge. Get a kit from the auto parts store (about $15-20) and do it yourself-see what happens. Did anyone check the tension on the belt? If these are the original belts its possible the belt is getting loose or breaking down (more due to age rather than use).

The defrost setting also turns the compressor on in order to remove humidity from the air stream. By switching to defrost and back you are temporarily cooling the expansion coil. This would indicate that the compressor and clutch are working correctly. I would expect a bad dash panel switch.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2009-08-05 05:01:00
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why would a 2000 Dodge Neon AC quit working suddenly with no warning?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Related questions

What does warning lights on dash mean dodge charger?

The warning light on the dash of a Dodge Charger could mean different things. It would depend on the year of the Dodge Charger for starters. There are also multiple warning lights. It is recommended to check the owners manual or have it checked my a mechanic.


How would your life change if your automatic nervous system suddenly stopped working?

gghf


Why would a cat drink a lot of water?

If a cat suddenly increases their drinking this can be a warning sign of diabetes. Get them to a vet as soon as you can.


What would cause the electric windows in a 1991 Mercedes to suddenly stop working?

Check fuses


Would the odometer stop working if the speedometer stopped working on a 1998 Dodge Ram?

you can go to speedometer and out of speedometer


Why would the cruise control suddenly quit working in a ford five hundred?

Blown fuse would be where to look first.


What could cause the horn to stop working in your dodge avenger 2.4L engine?

A loose wire would cause the horn to stop working on your Dodge Avenger 2.4L engine.


Why would the directionals not be working at all on a 1996 Dodge Stratus?

Defective flasher relay.


Why would the windows in a 06 dodge charger stop working?

blown fuse in the fusebox.


Why would small transformer suddenly stop working and then start again at a later date?

Check for a spot of corrosion!


What would cause the dash instruments to suddenly not work then start working again?

A disconnection in your wiring. loose wiring.


Why would my belt tighten on Dodge Nitro?

there is a belt tensioner pulley that maybe is not working correctly

People also asked