Category Archive: Chrysler / Town and Country

Amsoil Oil & Mileage

Car Information:
Chrysler T&C
Year: 2010
Engine Size: 3.8
Trans: Automatic

Issue/Question: On the radio show about 2 weeks back, you stated that adding ( ) amount of Amsoil outboard motor oil to gas tank would increase mileage. Thanks.

Answer:
Amsoil Outboard 100 to 1, 1 ounce per each 5 gallon.

Magic Mechanic
1432 Lee Road OrlandoFL32804 USA 
 • (407) 298-7447

AC Problem in Chrysler

Car Information:
Chrysler Town and Country
Year: 2003
Engine Size: 3.8
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
A/C problem. Recently had new compressor, expansion valve installed. Since the repair was done, air on drivers side does not get nearly as cold as the passenger side or rear air. I have checked the actuator doors on the plenum and all seem to be functioning. Any ideas on what I can do?

Answer:
iIf the blend door is working its full scale and the proper amount of refrigerant has been used, it leaves one common thing we see when another shop has replaced a compressor and has no cold air or cooler one side then the other. They didn’t purge the existing refrigerant oil out of the evaporator. There is not supposed to be any oil in the evaporator, in a perfect world. Although its impossible to keep it out unless a person uses a product like our ICE-32. Lets say over the years your oil charge in the original compressor 3 ounces got pulled out of the compressor overtime and into the evaporator, not only dose this restrict the evaporator reducing its refrigerant capacity it doesn’t sound like it did your old compressor any favors either! Now someone installed another compressor full of oil and for the heck of it just to make sure the new compressor had plenty of oil they add a little more, now you have a evaporator 1/2 full of oil so your only going to get refrigerant flowing through the upper half of the evaporator (the part the passenger side gets) I would suggest evacuate the system purge the oil out of the evaporator and condenser and recharge the system and add the ICE-32. This should get you back in business!

For professional Orlando Auto Repair you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

 

Chrysler Town and Country A/C Problem

Car Information:
Chrysler T&C
Year: 2003
Engine Size: 3.8L
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
A/C problem. I recently had a new compressor expansion valve installed. Since the repair was done, air on the driver’s side does not get nearly as cold as the passenger side or rear air. I have checked the actuator doors on the plenum and all seem to be functioning. Any ideas on what I can do?

Answer:
If the blend door is working its full scale and the proper amount of refrigerant has been used it leaves one common thing we see. When another shop has replaced a compressor and has no cold air or cooler on one side than the other, they didn’t purge the existing refrigerant oil out of the evaporator. See there’s not supposed to be any oil in the evaporator in a perfect world. Although it’s impossible to keep it out unless a person uses a product like ICE-32. Let’s say over the years your oil charge is in the original compressor, 3 ounces got pulled out of the compressor overtime and into the evaporator. Not only does this restrict the evaporator reducing its refrigerant capacity, it doesn’t sound like it did your old compressor any favors either! Now someone installed another compressor full of oil and for the heck of it just to make sure the new compressor had plenty of oil they added a little more. Now you have a evaporator 1/2 full of oil so you’re only going to get refrigerant flowing through the upper half of the evaporator (the part the passenger side gets.) I would suggest evacuating the system, purging the oil out of the evaporator and condenser, then recharging the system and adding the ICE-32. This should get you back in business!

For professional Orlando Auto Repair you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

 

Town and Country Transmission

Car Information:
Chrysler Town and Country
Year: 2004
Engine Size: 3.8L
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
I’m getting the classic Chrysler trannie bump as the van shifts from 1st to 2nd gear when I start out cold in the morning. Do you do trannie work or can you recommend a honest transmission shop?

Answer:
If there are no codes in the computer system we need to look at the data, in a lot of cases we can reprogram your PCM and smooth the shift pattern out. Let us know if you want us to look at it 407-629-2661.

For professional auto repair & services in Orlando you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

Transmission Bump

Car Information:
Chrysler/Town and Country
Year: 2004
Engine Size: 3.8L
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
I’m getting the classic chrysler tranny bump as the van shifts from 1st to 2nd gear when I start out cold in the morning. Do you do tranny work or can you recommend an honest transmission shop? The van has 82,000 miles on it.

Answer:
If there are no codes in the computer system, we need to look at the data. In a lot of cases, we can reprogram your PCM and smooth the shift pattern out. Let us know if you want us to look at it.

For professional auto repair & services in Orlando you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

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