Dodge Journey: Removal

WARNING: Refer to the applicable warnings and cautions for this system before performing the following operation. Failure to follow these instructions may result in serious or fatal injury.

NOTE: The rear heater-A/C housing must be removed from the vehicle for service of the mode door actuator and blend door actuator and it must be disassembled for service of the A/C evaporator and the heater core.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 162: Underbody Lines to Rear Housing

1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.

2. Recover the refrigerant from the refrigerant system.

3. Drain the engine cooling system.

4. Raise and support the vehicle.

CAUTION: DO NOT apply excessive force on underbody heater lines or rear heater tubes when disconnecting the connections. Excessive force may damage or deform the tubes and or lines, causing an engine coolant leak.

NOTE: Replacement of the rubber heater hose ends will be required if the rubber hoses are cut for removal.

5. Release the spring type hose clamps (4) and disconnect the underbody heater lines (5) from the rear heater core tubes located behind the right rear wheel housing.

6. Lower the underbody heater lines and drain any residual coolant from the lines into a suitable container.

7. Loosen the fitting nuts (1) that secure the underbody refrigerant lines (7) to the underbody refrigerant extension lines and sealing plate (2 and 6).

8. Disconnect the underbody refrigerant lines from underbody refrigerant extension lines and remove and discard the O-ring seals.

9. Remove the nut (3) that secures the underbody refrigerant extension lines and sealing plate to the rear A/C expansion valve.

10. Disconnect the extension lines and sealing plate from the rear A/C expansion valve and remove and discard the O-ring seals.

11. Install plugs in, or tape over the opened underbody refrigerant line fittings and rear expansion valve ports.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 163: D-Pillar Seat Belt Bracket

12. Lower the vehicle.

13. Remove the right D-pillar trim panel.

14. Remove right quarter trim panel.

15. Remove the two bolts (2) that secure the upper seat belt bracket (1) to the right D-pillar (3) and remove the bracket.

16. Remove the two bolts (4) that secure the right seat belt retractor (5) to the right D-pillar and remove the retractor.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 164: Rear Ceiling Duct

17. Remove the two retainers (4 and 5) that secure the rear ceiling distribution duct (3) to the right D-pillar (2).

18. Lift the rear ceiling distribution duct upward and disengage it from the rear heater-A/C housing (1).

CAUTION: Use care when removing the rear ceiling distribution duct from the heater-A/C housing to prevent damage to the molded plastic support brace located on the top of the housing outlet. Failure to follow this caution could result in part of, or all of the support brace falling into the rear housing, which may interfere with rear mode door operation.

19. Pull the bottom end of the rear ceiling distribution duct away from the rear heater-A/C housing and remove the duct.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 165: Rear Floor Distribution Duct

20. Remove the push-pin retainer (2) that secures the rear floor distribution duct (1) to the right inner quarter panel (3).

21. Disengage the rear floor distribution duct from the stud (5) located on the right inner quarter panel.

22. Disengage the rear floor distribution duct from the rear heater-A/C housing (4) and remove the duct.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 166: Rear Heater AC Housing Removal/Installation

NOTE: MTC rear heater-A/C system shown. ATC system similar.

23. Disconnect the body wire harness connectors (8 and 9) from the rear blower motor (2) and the rear blower motor resistor or power module (3) (depending on control system).

24. Disconnect the body wire harness connector (6) from the rear heater-A/C wire harness connector (5).

25. Remove the two bolts (4 and 10) that secure the rear heater-A/C housing (1) to the right inner quarter panel (7) and remove the housing.

    Description
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