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10 minutes ago, MrFabulous said:

I am part of the way through my a/c system refresh. Not eligible for the recall and out of warranty I opted to take this on myself. I was able to track down a company that advertises upgraded components to address the OEM shortcomings. http://www.gpdtechtips.com/product-flyers.html The parts are available from Rock Auto and the price is reasonable. I figure I'll give them a shot, can't be any worse than factory. 

Looks really good. Looks like an OEM part should..

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On 5/30/2019 at 10:17 AM, Sierra Dan said:

All i can say is my Air is colder than it has ever been since day 1, so I am actually very happy about the condenser choking! LOL

I think some Automakers skimp on the A/C charge somewhat to save every penny they can at the time of production.

What temp are you getting at one of the center vents?  Just curious. 

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33 minutes ago, 300 Blackout said:

Is there any reason you can’t braze the joint to seal it without replacing the condenser?

 Other than the JB weld fix one member has attempted, I wouldn't rely on it long term.

There are actually 3 joints where it connects to the round dryer.

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On 6/13/2019 at 7:49 AM, Sierra Dan said:

49-50

You should be getting around 40 ~ 42 degrees.  Are you using an ac thermometer?  Looks like one used to take temp of a roast, only smaller.  You can buy one at most any auto store for about $10.   I have four cars in the fam and three, includes my Silverado. test in the above posted range. My wife’s 2017 BMW tests about 38 ~ 39.  Don’t know method you’re using or what you’re using to test but 49 ~ 50 isn’t very good.

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1 minute ago, Snoringbear said:

You should be getting around 40 ~ 42 degrees.  Are you using an ac thermometer?  Looks like one used to take temp of a roast, only smaller.  You can buy one at most any auto store for about $10.   I have four cars in the fam and three, includes my Silverado. test in the above posted range. My wife’s 2017 BMW tests about 38 ~ 39.  Don’t know method you’re using or what you’re using to test but 49 ~ 50 isn’t very good.

I was not using an AC Thermometer Bear. All I had on me was an infrared RC engine thermometer.

I think my problem was testing too quickly and not letting it cool for several minutes or the thermometer was not accurate enough.

Temp was about 89 outside. I will go invest in one though based on your suggestion and report back.

All i know is that I have colder air now then i ever did before after the Condenser replacement.

 

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On 5/2/2017 at 9:51 PM, thewhitestallion said:

 

I did not even try, I guess I could but from what I have seen here on the forums is that GM will offer to pay half. Even if they pay half it would be cheaper for me to fix it. I will try and give them a call tomorrow but I am not going to stress myself out about that.

 

$400 for the condenser and seals and probably about $30 or so in freon and about 4 hours of my time is what it will cost me to fix it.

Not true. I contacted GM and was denied reimbursement because "it was not repaired at a GM service center". I turned it over to the Ohio Attorney General's office and was denied by GM because "it is out of warranty". It is a known problem due to a faulty manufactured A/C condensor. A GM service tech told me GM will not recall the part since it is "not a safety issue" although they are well aware of the failures. There is currently a class action suit regarding this matter. 

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ANOTHER ONE BITS THE DUST

mine went out yesterday, dealer fixed it today for the low price of 1300... so glad I got the extended warranty. this year alone has paid for itself

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14 hours ago, TrueBlueSilverAdo said:

ANOTHER ONE BITS THE DUST

mine went out yesterday, dealer fixed it today for the low price of 1300... so glad I got the extended warranty. this year alone has paid for itself

$1300 is highway robbery for a $200 repair.

I can see why some refer to them as stealerships!  LOL

It's just amazing how one dealer charges $1300 and the other one across town only takes $795 out of your pocket.

Basically, they can charge what they want.

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Another one bites the dust. 2017 Sierra

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I just ordered a new condenser myself when I had this issue. I installed it myself. It's really simple. So far so good, 2 weeks going strong in this Houston heat with no issues. I have a pick of the old one. It was so thin it was impossible for me to repair. I fixed 1 leak and another popped up, so I replaced it and kept it in case of a recall😒. The new condenser was only $110 on rockauto.

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15 minutes ago, Sierra 14 said:

I just ordered a new condenser myself when I had this issue. I installed it myself. It's really simple. So far so good, 2 weeks going strong in this Houston heat with no issues. I have a pick of the old one. It was so thin it was impossible for me to repair. I fixed 1 leak and another popped up, so I replaced it and kept it in case of a recall😒. The new condenser was only $110 on rockauto.

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Unfortunately it is not a safety issue so there will be no recall. Chalk it up to poor engineering and manufacturing.

ALL of the Early trucks/Suv's with bad Vacuum Pumps should be recalled and repaired 100% free to the customer, IMHO.

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Thank you, I guess it will go in the scrap pile in my backyard next to to my house condenser. 😂. One day I'll get to that stuff to recycle.😏

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9 minutes ago, Sierra Dan said:

Unfortunately it is not a safety issue so there will be no recall. Chalk it up to poor engineering and manufacturing.

ALL of the Early trucks/Suv's with bad Vacuum Pumps should be recalled and repaired 100% free to the customer, IMHO.

Thank you, I guess it will go in the scrap pile in my backyard next to to my house condenser. 😂. One day I'll get to that stuff to recycle.😏

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