We had our TIPM replaced for climate control (and wiper) issues.Well, after a year and a half of trips to the service dept, the A/C in the van has been working perfectly since my last post. I went back through the service records to make sure what we did because we did so much. The last thing we replaced was the TIPM, and I have had no problem (with that) since then.
The dealership is really going to need your guidance on this because even when I was able to take the van by when the blower wasn't working, as soon as I turned the vehicle off and back on (or they did), the issue would go away. Show them this thread and have them work from this.
UPDATE:2009 Chrysler Town and Country Touring
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Symptom: Vehicle in normal operation mode. Outside Temps above 90 degree F. Vehicle is being driven in the city, all systems appear to be normal. Randomly, the Front Blower Motor will stop moving cold air. Rear A/C controls continue to work fine and cold air is blowing out well. No matter how many times (or position) the fan speed knob is moved, the front blower motor fails to respond. A/C system can be turned off and on multiple times, but the front blower fails to respond. Rear Blower follows commanded speeds.
If the vehicle is stopped, turned off, and restarted immediately the Front Blower begins working again just like normal. This problem occurs only randomly.
If anyone has experienced this, please post the resolution to this issue. The dealership is stumped (they saw it happen as the vehicle was taken there while it was doing this) and they are trying hard to find the issue.
I think it was somewhere on this forum that it was suggested to turn the front fan only 3/4 way up, not all they way up. Since I've done that the AC has not quit. Recently when I was getting an oil change at a Chrysler dealer, I mentioned the AC problem and the mechanic said that 'something' (I can't remember what it was) is freezing up and after a couple of hours when the 'something' warms up it works again. That has been my experience. The mechanic said there is no fix. Let us know if you find a solution.Did it again just now. Second time in 3 days. And it is hot - of course.....
That was me (post 12 above)...... I've had to go back to that again to keep it running for now....I think it was somewhere on this forum that it was suggested to turn the front fan only 3/4 way up, not all they way up. Since I've done that the AC has not quit. Recently when I was getting an oil change at a Chrysler dealer, I mentioned the AC problem and the mechanic said that 'something' (I can't remember what it was) is freezing up and after a couple of hours when the 'something' warms up it works again. That has been my experience. The mechanic said there is no fix. Let us know if you find a solution..
I occasionally check with Chrysler dealer but still no 'fix' from them for the AC problem. I gave up on the dealer fix or finding one for myself so I do the 'solution' (3/4 fan) which works so I just stick with that to avoiding losing AC.Have you had any further developments on this issue? I've been fighting this all summer on our 2008 Touring, works great until about 45-60 minutes into a trip (sometimes less). The blower fan responds to control position, I've confirmed this visually, however no air is moved through the system. It is corrected briefly after a restart, but time that the vehicle has to sit needs to be at least 10-15 minutes.
Have not had any long trips to fully test 3/4 speed setting, though my wife said it quit on her the other day but she wasn't sure if fan was 3/4 or full speed.
We've had the FOB/WIN recall performed; appears that the TIPM recall did not affect 2008 MY.
So as I thought before, it's either the fan is drawing too much current OR the circuit breaker in the TIPM is going bad.Ours has worked fine since the fix. I wonder if your TIPM is tripping the circuit and resetting after the restart. Are you running your blower motor on Maximum? Maybe run the front fan on setting three (one below max) after it trips off (and after the reboot) and see if it runs longer or the issue goes away.....
That's what I thought too - but in winter the blower could run on high all day long and it doesn't trip. The engine bay stays much cooler in the winter compared to the summer temps so the TIPM circuit breaker is not "pre-heated" by the heat in the engine bay.BTW - logic tells me if the system is experiencing high current draw, the primary component that can do that is the bower motor itself. That's usually caused by worn motor shaft bearings creating high rotation resistance forcing the motor to draw more current to keep spinning. Glad to see they actually have a code for it now.