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.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 273: Rear Housing Flange Seal

1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.

2. Remove the rear heater-A/C housing and place it on a workbench.

3. Remove the foam seal (2) from the flange (1) located at the bottom of the rear heater-A/C housing (3). If the foam seal is deformed or damaged, it must be replaced.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 274: Rear Housing Flange

4. Remove the three screws (2) that secure the flange (1) to the bottom of the rear heater-A/C housing (3) and remove the flange.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 275: Rear Blend Door Actuator Removal/Installation

5. Disconnect the wire harness connector (3) from the rear blend door actuator (2) located on the outboard side of the rear heater-A/C housing (4).

6. Remove the two screws (1) that secure the rear blend door actuator to the rear heater-A/C housing and remove the actuator.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 276: Rear Distribution Housing Removal/Installation

7. Disconnect the wire harness connector (1) from the rear mode door actuator (3) located on the outboard side of the rear heater-A/C distribution housing (2).

8. Remove the three metal retaining clips (4) that secure the rear distribution housing to the rear heater-A/C housing (5).

9. Release the five plastic retaining tabs (4) that secure the rear distribution housing and rear heater-A/C housing together and separate the housings.

Heating & Air Conditioning
Fig. 277: Rear Heater Core Remove

10. Remove the screw (1) that secures the rear heater core tubes (3) to the outboard side of the rear heater- A/C housing (4).

CAUTION: To prevent damage to the plastic evaporator tube bracket, carefully guide the heater core tubes past the bracket during removal of the heater core.

11. Carefully pull the rear heater core (5) out of the top of the rear heater-A/C housing. Guide the heater core tubes past the plastic evaporator tube bracket (2). If the foam seals on the heater core are deformed or damaged, they must be replaced.

    Description, Operation
    DESCRIPTION Fig. 272: Rear Heater Core Description The rear heater core (1) is located in the rear heater-A/C housing behind the right interior quarter trim panel. The rear heater core is a h ...

    Installation
    CAUTION: To prevent damage to the plastic evaporator tube bracket, carefully guide the heater core tubes past the bracket during installation of the heater core. Fig. 278: Re ...

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    Standard Procedure
    REFRIGERANT OIL LEVEL When an A/C system is assembled at the factory, all components except the A/C compressor are refrigerant oil free. After the refrigerant system has been charged and operated, ...

    Removal
    BATTERY HARNESS WARNING: To protect the hands from battery acid, a suitable pair of heavy duty rubber gloves should be worn when removing or servicing a battery. Safety glasses als ...

    Disassembly
    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 ...

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