Rear ac / faster ac blower motor

Rear ac / faster ac blower motor

Postby lowoffset [OP] » August 26th 2010, 11:32pm

Hi everyone.

I'm new here on the forums!

I just recently traded my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee for a 2000 Astro LS. Our family is getting larger so we needed the extra space!

One thing that irks me is that the model we have did not come with rear ac...Years ago when I was much younger, we had a 90 LT w/ rear ac and it worked well in cooling the car off.

Is there a way to install the rear ac unit myself? If not, are there any more faster blowers to get the air circulating quicker?

Thanks.
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Re: Rear ac / faster ac blower motor

Postby Astroplane » August 27th 2010, 7:44am

lowoffset wrote:Is there a way to install the rear ac unit myself?

Use the Search function here. There are a lot of parts needed to install factory rear air. Consider window tint. Maybe a couple of small 12V fans in the back to circulate the air?
lowoffset wrote:I just recently traded my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee for a 2000 Astro LS

Congrats, this is a huge step in the correct direction :thumbup:
The price of paying attention is cheap considering the alternative.
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Re: Rear ac / faster ac blower motor

Postby lowoffset [OP] » August 30th 2010, 5:34pm

Astroplane wrote:
lowoffset wrote:Is there a way to install the rear ac unit myself?

Use the Search function here. There are a lot of parts needed to install factory rear air. Consider window tint. Maybe a couple of small 12V fans in the back to circulate the air?
lowoffset wrote:I just recently traded my 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee for a 2000 Astro LS

Congrats, this is a huge step in the correct direction :thumbup:



Thanks for the advice. I'm on Nasioc.com, so the search function was already used. Unfortunately, there were no topics that every had any conclusion to them. The OP would never do a follow up or there is no How-to. Just wondering if anyone has had any luck completing this.
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Re: Rear ac / faster ac blower motor

Postby Astroplane » September 3rd 2010, 6:57am

lowoffset wrote:Just wondering if anyone has had any luck completing this.

Search kennyj for pics of the lines. The manifold hose set and liquid line are different than a C60 (Front only) system. A parts van or salvage yard would be the way to go.
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Re: Rear ac / faster ac blower motor

Postby kennyj » September 4th 2010, 4:23am

Just wondering if anyone has had any luck completing this.

I did a lot of searching of the subject when I got my van but never found any that had been done. Should be do-able, installing all the lines would be the only real difficulty.

A parts van or salvage yard would be the way to go.

+1 Should be an easy score at the pick n pull. You'll need the lines, the dash switch, some trim panels... the nice thing is the rear a/c unit is an all-in-one package.

Search kennyj for pics of the lines.

I've still got the parts out back, waiting for a scrap run. Just for fun I was thinking of laying them all out, in order, with the rear a/c unit and ducts, and taking a photo. Stay tuned....
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Re: Rear ac / faster ac blower motor

Postby astroturf » September 4th 2010, 5:12am

Hey Now...

Kenny said Pix.

I'm staying tuned in.

Jim

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