Cut & Capped A/C

I was trying to figure out why a Chrysler Town & Country didn’t have any air conditioning in the rear. Usually when you don’t have any air conditioning it’s because there was a leak and all the refrigerant leaked out, but it was working in the front, so that obviously wasn’t the issue.

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My first thought was to check the blend door in the rear A/C box. If it wasn’t fully moving towards the cold side it wouldn’t make cold air, but it was working. I finally lifted the van to check out the lines, and found the cause. The rear A/C lines had been cut off and then capped. I assume this is because the rear lines were leaking and a previous owner hadn’t wanted to spend hundreds of dollars getting them replaced, and the cheaper solution is to make it a front-only system. Because of this, to get rear A/C again they’ll have to replace the rear lines as well as the lines that go into them, because that’s what got cut and capped off.


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